Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?
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Natasa Barbara Gracner,
Ziva, Andrej and Gregor are best friends since high school. Gregor is a soldier who is about to embark on a mission to Afghanistan and Ziva is going to study abroad. Andrej is their gay friend who hates everything, himself included. They decide to go to a road trip to the seaside like they did when they were in high school. When they arrive, they get drunk and Ziva and Gregor kiss each other, what brings tension to their relationship, while Andrej doesn't know anything and just makes fun of everything, mostly of Gregor and his army ideals. The conflict erupts when Ziva, in a fit of rage, destroys their tent and tells a secret that enrages Andrej. Only then the true problem is revealed - Ziva is not going to study abroad, she was lying because she didn't want to pity her.Written by
I have seen "A Trip" on this year's LIFFE festival in Ljubljana and was more then pleasantly surprised. While your average slovenian film is not bad, it certainly isn't something as surprising and fresh as A Trip. The actors are amazing at portraying a wide range of emotions, the direction is on point and the locations are truly beautiful. While filming on location in Slovenia is usually a quick way to audience's hearts, for slovenians love to see the beauty of their country on the big screen, A Trip uses locations a a gorgeous background, not the cornerstone of a story. The story itself, while a simple one, touches a viewer's heart in an unpretentious way, it's fun, while being touching and real. It's very easy to identify with it, no matter what part of the world you come from, for it is a discerning portrayal of youth's angst and disappointment about today's society.
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