Boštjan Videmšek:

 

Rok's Depth


Directed by: Matjaž Pograjc


Premiere: october 2015


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Description

Rok Petrovič was – and continues to be – the only serial winner in the history of Slovenian male alpine skiing. In the 1985/86 season, at the height of the skiing euphoria, he won five slalom races and thus obtained the season’s highest ranking, leaving behind both the legendary Swede Ingemar Stenmark and the doyen of Slovenian skiing Bojan Križaj.
Because he was never a team player and because he stood out fiercely from the ideological-marketing PR levelling, because he played and skied and lived and thought absolutely independently and because he saw sports as personal growth, not just a competition in which one wore national colours (on the edge of political activity), he stuck out so much that he was often completely unnoticeable. With a reason.
He used to ski the way skiing is done now. Only he did it with antiquated technology. He was searching for an ideal line and discovered sidecut extreme. He moved as gently as his thoughts were sharp. He would win because he wasn’t afraid to lose. Because he climbed above the homestead-destructive concept. Without protection. Solo.
While others were speaking, Rok kept silent. His silence was expressive. He read classical German philosophy and found himself in Buddhist scriptures. While others were running, he swam.
Swam away.
First, while still extremely young, into science. Into physics and metaphysics, which he blended so masterfully that he almost made sense of alchemy. Later, into the depths of the sea. Into another, yet certainly not new, dimension. Into the peace of a low heartbeat and the cleansing of expectation; dissecting the ego. Where nostalgia is merely a side effect of the dying of excess weight.
For a while he hunted. Then he let himself get caught. And stayed down there.
At home.



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Cast


Actors:
Primož Bezjak -
Damjana Černe -
Željko Hrs -
Uroš Maček -
Matej Recer -
Katarina Stegnar -
 
     
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Author
Boštjan Videmšek

Director
Matjaž Pograjc

Music
Silence (Boris Benko, Primož Hladnik)

Set design
Tomaž Štrucl in Sandi Mikluž (Estrihi in ometi)

Costume design
Mateja Benedetti

Choreography
Branko Potočan

Illustrations
Meta Wraber

Animation
Gregor Balog

Video compositing, mapping and programming
Luka Dekleva

Language consultant
Mateja Dermelj

Lighting design
David Cvelbar

Soud design
Silvo Zupančič

Ski trainer
Miha Lapanja

Diving training
H2O Team

Video projections
Dušan Ojdanič

Author of the introductory video
Dare Kragelj

Make-up artist
Barbara Pavlin

Production assistant
Lucija Seljak

Stage manager
Urša Červ
 
     

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