Maja Doroteja Prelog
SLO – PL – I – SRB – A, 2023-2024, col., 87’
Slovenian o.v.

World Premiere

After surviving a terminal illness diagnosis, Blaž sets off on a gruelling but celebratory ‘Giro d’Italia’. Accompanying him is his partner, the filmmaker Maja Doroteja Prelog, tasked with capturing the triumphant biking tour. An unfiltered testament to love and change.
*BORN IN TRIESTE: film whose project was pitched at When East Meets West

After surviving a terminal illness diagnosis, Blaž sets of to a grueling celebratory Giro d’Italia. With him is his partner, filmmaker Maja Doroteja Prelog, tasked with capturing the triumphant biking tour. What was initially planned as a ride from the Dolomites to Sicily to reclaim control on one’s own life and celebrate overcoming their greatest fear, soon becomes a journey of self-discovery for the couple. While the lens of the camera turns inward, the relationship unravels, revealing a brave examination of self and what it truly means to be together.

“Our triumphal project hit an emotional roadblock, and both film and relationship unraveled, in real time, on camera and in front of our crew. Personally, I was devastated. Professionally, I wondered: is this what I have to show the world? Though it felt like a betrayal, I had to examine my needs and experience.” (M. D. Prelog)

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Maja Doroteja Prelog
Fotografia / Photography: Lev Predan Kowarski, Maja Doroteja Prelog
Montaggio / Editing: Uroš Maksimović
Musica / Music: Sebastian Zawadzki
Suono / Sound: Julij Zornik, Riccardo Spagnol, Peter Žerovnik
Scenografia / Art Director: Blaž Murn
Interpreti / Cast: Maja Doroteja Prelog, Blaž Murn, Maja Murn
Produzione / Produced by: Cvinger Film
Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Zena film, Agresywna Banda, RTV Slovenija, Wake Up Films, Zwinger film Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Slovenian Film Centre, MiC – Ministero della Cultura, Polish Film Institute, Film Center Serbia.

Maja Doroteja Prelog
Film director and screenwriter, Maja Doroteja Prelog was born in 1988 in Ljubljana. She is a co-founder of the Cross-Media Collective RÁ, focusing on cinema, architecture, and other artistic practices. Her work within RÁ. includes directing music videos for the internationally acclaimed avant-garde music group Laibach. Cent’anni is her debut feature documentary.

Selected filmography
2012 Wild East cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Slovenian FF – Miglior film studentesco / Best Student Film 2016 2045 doc. cm / sf 2024 Cent’anni doc.

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