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Slovenian Film Gets Best Screenplay Award in Montreal


Naberšnik and Lainšček teamed up to write a story about four generations told by the main character, a gypsy king, who decides to build his own Roma village and name it "Shanghai".

It is a story of love, desire for happiness and family ties at the time of the disintegration of Yugoslavia, when many forgot that the beauty of life is hidden in small things, the authors of the film said.

This is the second time Naberšnik and Lainšček joined forces after the blockbuster "Petelinji zajtrk" (Rooster's Breakfast), which attracted over 200,000 viewers to cinemas after its release in 2007.

The jury headed by British actor Greta Scacchi selected "Shanghai" among films from all over the world, including Poland, Croatia, Russia, Austria, Germany, Japan, China, Spain, France and Turkey.

The high-profile festival featured 432 films from 80 countries between 23 August and 3 September. The main prize went to "Where the Fire Burns" by Turkey's Ismail Günes.


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