Feature length film
1.85:1 (35 mm version)
Slovenia, Poland, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
On Martin’s tenth birthday strange things start happening in the ancient forest. Even the friendly chestnut tree seems worried. A couple of strangers arrive from the city to live in Martin’s house. Although the lonely Martin desired company for a long time, the newcomer girl Teah spells nothing but trouble as she ruthlessly invades his world. As if that were not enough, another disaster lurks on the horizon: malicious signs appearing on trees indicate the impending building of a motorway right through the heart of the magical forest. Can it be that the ancient trees will be cut for the sake of a new road? Magic and reality are inseparable in the forest. Is there a way to face reality and preserve the magic? What Martin needs most urgently is a true friend. Together they can fight for the survival of the forest. A big revelation awaits Martin on the road of this struggle: the source of magic resides not in the forest, but in the hearts of people.

Nikolaj Burger, Pina Bitenc, Marko Mandič, Sandi Krošl, Manca Dorrer, Tanja Šojič, Senad Bašić, Žan Marolt

  • Slovene Film Festival 2007 – Winner – Slovene Film Critics Association Award
  • Winner – Best Supporting Actor
  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2007 – Official Selection
  • Cottbus Film Festival 2007 – Official Selection
  • Director and scriptwriter: Hanna Antonina Wojcik Slak
  • Director of Photography: Karina Kleszczewska
  • Editing: Miloš Kalusek, Tomislav Pavlić
  • Production design: Katja Soltes
  • Costume design: Bjanka Adzic-Ursulov
  • Make-up: Martina Subic-Dodocic
  • Sound design: Markus Krohn
  • Original music: Bartek Gliniak
  • Casting: Miha Ceak, Anze Petrić, Mitja Sencur
  • Co-producers: Amra Bakšić Čamo, Dunja Klemenc, Piotr Reisch, Rafal Buks
  • Producers: Frenk Celerc
  • Production: Buksfilm, Gustav Film, Jadran Film Technika Zagreb, SPI International, Studio Maj