My border, my forest

A SHORT FILM by Giorgio Milocco.

Ivan is a 60 year old labourer, born in ex Jugoslavia. He lives with his wife in Torviscosa, a small town located in the Friuli region (Italy). One day, in an attempt to relieve a sense of guilt he carried since he was a boy, he decides to embark on a journey that will take him back to the places of his childhood.


My border, my forest

Italy, 2020 / 17ʹ

Directed by: Giorgio Milocco
With: Branko Završan, Lucka Pockaj, Andrea Tich, Paolo Fagiolo, Vito Cosic, Martin Mofardin, Noemi Calligaro
Subject and Screenplay: Mauro Daltin, Andrea Nardon, Giorgio Milocco, Alejandro De La Fuente
Director of Photography: Debora Vrizzi
Music: Marco Germini
Set Design: Anton Spazzapan
CostumesVittoria Prignano
Sound: Antonio Petris
Editing: Giorgio Milocco
Color grading: Andrea Guarascio
Producer: Fabiana Balsamo
Executive Producer: Andrea Badin
Production: Quasar srl
Distribution: Esen Studios
In collaboration with: WOLFANG & DOLL

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Director’s notes

“My border, my forest” tells the story of an elderly man who lives away from his native land and who is consumed by guilt. As he is inevitably approaching the last chapter of his life, he finally decides to untangle his life problems.
The border in this story is multifaceted and symbolic. It’s not just the physical border that separates Italy, particularly the Friuli region (where the main character has lived for the past 50 years), and Ex-Jugoslavia (the land of childhood and memories), but it is also the border between wisdom and old age, between sadness and happiness.
As the story develops, our character finds the courage to cross these borders and the audience becomes part of this transformation process. We are able to sense his inner agony and his emotional state through his eyes and his moves, through the minimalism of the Torviscosa rationalist architecture, through the fog of Istrian landscapes, through the abandoned state border and through other symbolic plots included in the story.
Most people have unfulfilled dreams, or even remorses. Many people are overwhelmed by a sense of duty and guilt. Many people are overwhelmed by a sense of duty and guilt. Many of these people sometimes, don’t even believe in second chances, or in the possibility to come to terms with the past and to continue living peacefully their present life. Others carry on living a life made of memories and past troubles, and are unable to find the positives in difficult situations, or to find solutions to problems and to look to the future with a positive attitude. ‘My border, my forest’ is a film that gives hope: Ivan comes to terms with his past to find happiness again, just like when he was a child.

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Successivo La Pazienza delle Cose

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