In rural Slovenia Pero lives close to death, writing speeches for the town funerals while trying to intercept his fathers frequent, but farcically inept, suicide attempts.
Astoundingly dark, in parts hilarious, and always dramatic Gravehopping is a tale of relationships in a small community: one of Pero’s sisters, deaf and mute, falls for the local mechanic, while the other copes with a no-good husband. Pero himself tries to win the heart of local girl Renata.
A courageous attempt to tackle the biggest forces of human existence, fear and love, the film leads up to a finale that leaves the otherwise eloquent Pero literally speechless. –Taskovski Films
It’s a film about the way we frame our expressions of love – in all the stages of its development, from contact and all the way down to loss and grief – into rituals: traditional or inventive, individual… read review