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ON YOUR MARKS: A CINEMATIC OLYMPIAD
6.9
/10
71 Ratings

PLAYING MEN

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Directed by Matjaž Ivanišin
Slovenia, Croatia, 2017
Documentary
      Slovenian
      English & 5 more
      NOT RATED

Synopsis

Men play with airy joy somewhere by the Mediterranean. Wrestling or rolling a cheese through a village are occupations of the highest importance. The film’s director captures everything with serious lightness until hitting a creative block. To continue, he must rethink the rules of the game.

Our take

You won’t find any conventional sports in this essayistic documentary from Matjaž Ivanišin, but be assured it fulfils the promise of double-meaning in its title. A playful, 16mm study in Mediterranean masculinity, Playing Men ekes spectacle and wonder from its simple, cheese-rolling pleasures.

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ON YOUR MARKS: A CINEMATIC OLYMPIAD

Synopsis

Men play with airy joy somewhere by the Mediterranean. Wrestling or rolling a cheese through a village are occupations of the highest importance. The film’s director captures everything with serious lightness until hitting a creative block. To continue, he must rethink the rules of the game.

Our take

You won’t find any conventional sports in this essayistic documentary from Matjaž Ivanišin, but be assured it fulfils the promise of double-meaning in its title. A playful, 16mm study in Mediterranean masculinity, Playing Men ekes spectacle and wonder from its simple, cheese-rolling pleasures.

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Playing MenDirected byMatjaž Ivanišin
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International Film Festival Rotterdam
2018

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