Metod Pevec wins best director award in Croatia
Pula, 4 September - Acclaimed Slovenian director Metod Pevec, 62, has received the best director award in the category of Croatian minority co-productions at the 67th Pula Film Festival. His 2019 Slovenian-Croatian-Macedonian-Serbian co-production I'm Frenk (Jaz Sem Frenk) is a drama confronting socialist and capitalist values.
The jury said director, screenwriter, actor and writer Pevec has directed an impressive film about the clash of one's idealism and the cruelty of post-transition times.
This is not the first award for Pevec at Croatia's oldest festival; in 2011 his Lahko Noč, Gospodična (Good Night, Missy) won the Golden Arena for best cinematography, for best leading actress and for best director in the section of minority co-productions.
Pevec has directed a number of feature and documentary films and has received a number of awards. One of his recent award-winning films is Home (2015), a documentary about migrant workers and social outcasts living in a boarding house in Ljubljana.