HALF-SISTER
a film by DAMJAN KOZOLE
Sinopsis / synopsis
Polsestra je film o odtujenih polsestrah iz Izole, ki morata zaradi spremenjenih življenjskih okoliščin živeti skupaj v majhnem najetem stanovanju v Ljubljani. 

Half-Sister is a story of two estranged half-sisters from coastal town Izola who are, after many years of barely seeing each other, forced by circumstances to share a small apartment in Ljubljana.
Izjava režiserja / director’s statement
Film govori o ljudeh, ki si ne znajo pokazati čustva naklonjenosti. Način, na katerega komuniciramo z drugo osebo, vedno izraža naše želje, strahove, frustracije. Kadar to počnemo na aroganten, agresiven način, ponavadi le prikrivamo lastno ranljivost. To je film o dveh ženskah, ki ne želita imeti nič skupnega in negirata vsako podobnost, vendar na koncu najdeta to, kar najbolj zanikata.   

This film talks about people who are incapable of showing affection. The way we communicate with others always expresses our desires, fears and frustrations. When we do this in an arrogant, aggressive way, we are often just concealing our own vulnerability. This is a film about two women who want nothing to do with each other and deny any similarity between them.
All photos by Urša Premik.
Liza and Urša on the set.
Damjan and Urša and Liza on the set.
Director Damjan Kozole.
O filmu / about film
HALF-SISTER
Original title: POLSESTRA

Slovenia / North Macedonia / Serbia

V barvah / in color, 105 minut / 105 minutes
DCP 2K, format slike / screen ratio: 1:2.39, zvok / sound: 5.1 

Režiser / director: Damjan Kozole
Scenaristi / writers: Damjan Kozole, Urša Menart, Ognjen Sviličić
Direktor fotografije / director of photography: Miladin Čolaković
Montažerja / editors: Jurij Moškon, Atanas Georgiev
Zvok / sound: Julij Zornik, Igor Popovski
Scenografinja / production designer: Neža Zinajić
Kostumografinja / costume designer: Katja Hrobat
Oblikovalka maske / make-up artist: Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska
Direktor filma / production manager: Matija Kozamernik 

Igrajo / cast: Urša Menart, Liza Marijina, Jurij Drevenšek,
Peter Musevski, Anja Novak, Damjana Černe, Labina Mitevska,
Urška Hlebec 

Producent / producer: Danijel Hočevar
Ko-producentki / co-producers: Labina Mitevska, Jelena Mitrović

Produkcija / production companies: Vertigo (SI), Sisters and Brother Mitevski (MK), Film House Baš Čelik (RS), RTV Slovenia

V sodelovanju s / in collaboration with: FS Viba film

Finančna podpora / financial support: Slovenian Film Centre, North Macedonian Film Agency, Film Centre Serbia, Creative Europe MEDIA, Eurimages Co-production Development Award, RE ACT Award