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A New Home

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016

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Žiga Virc / Short Narrative / Slovenia / 2016 / 14 min / Colour / DCP2K / MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.


When the very first tenant of a brand-new apartment complex takes up residence, she is soon spooked by the buildings and their unfamiliar sounds – understandably so, since the atmosphere of emptiness is uncomfortably reminiscent of a creepy horror film. Nevertheless, the terror she feels is entirely a product of her imagination. Why, then, does this lead to a clash with refugees being housed by the United Nations in a tent city nearby? Within the context of the migrant crisis currently facing Europe, ‘A New Home’ takes a critical look at the social catastrophes that can arise from unfounded paranoia.

About the Director

Film and television director Žiga Virc was born in 1987 and graduated from the Academy of Theatre, Radio and Television in Ljubljana. He was voted a finalist for the Best Foreign Short Film for the Student Academy Awards in 2010, for his short film ‘Trieste Is Ours!’ Virc has directed numerous commercials, documentary and fiction films, for which he has received numerous awards. His work combines a dramatic visual style with a detailed approach to narrative structure, which makes it appealing to a broad audience.


Žiga Virc
Žiga Virc, Boštjan Virc
Boštjan Virc
Vladimir Gojun
Matjaž Moraus Zdešar
Darko Herič
Sales Company
Salaud Morrisset
Production Company
Studio Virc
Nina Rakovec, Jernej Campelj

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