BREAD AND CIRCUSES [Kruha in iger]

In 1987 Communist Slovenia, the Novak family wins a spot on the popular quiz show BREAD AND CIRCUSES, and a trip to the big city. But their experience appearing on the program turns out to be much different than their perception of the show on their television set at home, as does their opinion of the show's popular host Jos Bauer (real life Slovenian TV presenter Jonas Znidarsic) once they're exposed to his boorish real-life behavior. Still, the power of the medium makes a mighty impression on teenage son Simon (Jurij Drevensek), a valuable lesson for the changes to come to Slovenian society in the 1990s. Audience Award, 2011 Slovene Film Festival.

DIR Klemen Dvornik; SCR Jasa Sketelj, Matjaz Sketelj, Barbara Zemljic; PROD Janez Kovic. Slovenia, 2011, color, 94 min. In Slovenian with English subtitles. NOT RATED S L

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