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‘Consequences’ Review: Slovenia’s First Lgbtq Film Is a Sexy Study of Male Rage

‘Consequences’ Review: Slovenia’s First Lgbtq Film Is a Sexy Study of Male Rage
As American film and TV has finally begun to embrace more joyful queer storylines over the last few years, the darkness of international queer cinema reflects a bleaker picture of the realities of gay life in the rest of the world. “Consequences,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, is the first Slovenian film to ever deal with Lgbtq themes, a fact that augurs the film’s unflinchingly dark outlook.

That’s not to say there isn’t much to enjoy in Darko Stante’s debut feature, which is impeccably crafted, and boosted by an electrifying performance from its smoldering young lead, the equal parts brooding and babyfaced Matej Zemljic. “Consequences” thrums with a vibrant current — propelled by a dizzying churn of cigarettes, cocaine, fistfights, and shirtless young men — until arriving at its predictably explosive conclusion. The film’s perspective may be austere, but its heart is defiantly exuberant.
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‘Consequences’ Trailer: First Queer Slovenian Film Looks Like ‘Beach Rats’ on Acid

‘Consequences’ Trailer: First Queer Slovenian Film Looks Like ‘Beach Rats’ on Acid
In a boon for international queer cinema, Slovenia has produced its first ever narrative Lgbtq film, which is getting a limited U.S. theatrical release this summer. “Consequences” premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the festival’s robust Discovery lineup, which showcases international filmmakers on the cutting edge. Slovenian filmmaker Darko Štante’s debut feature is based on his own experiences working with youth in a correctional facility, and tells the story of a troubled teen navigating the harsh hierarchy of a detention center while coming to terms with his sexuality.

IndieWire has obtained the exclusive first trailer to this charged coming of age drama ahead of the film’s forthcoming U.S. theatrical release.

“Centered on a powerhouse performance from charismatic newcomer Matej Zemljic, the film takes an unflinching look at the raw impulses of adolescence and the insecurity that lies beneath,” the Tiff synopsis reads.
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Wide Rolls Out Jean-Luc Godard Classics, Takes ‘Versus,’ ‘La Mala Noche’ (Exclusive)

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Wide Rolls Out Jean-Luc Godard Classics, Takes ‘Versus,’ ‘La Mala Noche’ (Exclusive)
Jean-Luc Godard, the subject of a film showcase at this year’s Lumière Film Festival in Lyon that includes his latest film, “The Image Work,” remains a hot commodity for Paris-based sales group Wide.

The company, which is attending the fest’s International Classic Film Market with a strong heritage film lineup, recently signed a number of new deals for Godard’s 1962 drama “Vivre sa vie” in major markets in Asia. Wide sold the newly restored 4K version of “Vivre sa vie,” which stars Anna Karina, to Japan’s Zazie Film and Alto Media in South Korea as well as to the China Film Archive.

“We see that the Asian market is really looking into the classics,” said Maxime Montagne, Wide’s head of business affairs and acquisitions, noting that China in particular is looking to put together a catalog of important classics.

The China Film Archive also picked up
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Peccadillo takes UK rights to correction facility film 'Consequences' (exclusive)

The film is Darko Štante’s feature debut.

Peccadillo Pictures has picked up UK and Ireland rights for Consequences, the debut feature from Slovenian-born writer-director Darko Štante.

The Slovenian film will have a limited theatrical run, followed by a home entertainment and VOD release in 2019.

It premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in September, and will make its UK bow on Wednesday October 17 in the ‘Dare’ strand at the BFI London Film Festival.

Set in a correction facility for troubled youths, Štante’s film follows 17-year old Andrej (Matej Zemljič), who is exploited by fellow inmate Z
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Film Review: ‘Consequences’

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Film Review: ‘Consequences’
Consequences” is a somewhat daring enterprise for Slovenia in that it doesn’t judge its characters for their bi or gay sexuality. Indeed, their simultaneous extreme machismo and party-hearty vibe seem designed to impress younger viewers that these figures are cool whoever they shag. Offshore, however, Darko Stante’s promising first feature looks more like a bad-boy beefcake fest whose precise point beyond titillation is unclear. Nonetheless, this well-crafted drama should be welcome at gay tests and in niche home-format sales around the world.

Broodingly handsome — though there’s scant evidence he’s actually the thinking type — Andrej (Matej Zemljic) is a mature-looking 18-year-old ne’er-do-well whose mother (Rosana Hribar) is at wit’s end with him. He refuses to attend school or get a job, and a rap sheet of petty criminal offenses is now capped by his striking a girl at a party after she’d complained about his lack of sexual follow-through.
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Tiff Review: ‘Consequences’ is an Expertly Constructed Slovenian Drama with a Devastating Finale

Andrej (Matej Zemljic) is an eighteen-year-old abuser. He’s stopped going to school, started getting into fights, disrespects his parents, and most recently hit a teen after she berated him for his not wanting sex. It’s an escalating series of incidents that no one is willing to deal with anymore, so they decide to let a judge handle him instead. The verdict: a detention center for troubled youths with 24/7 security, education, workshops, and free weekends (if you don’t do something to lose those days too). Like any kid his age, Andrej fears what this means while turning the blame onto those who “gave up” on him when he’s the one who gave up first. Either this place will give him structure or it’ll just make him worse.

The title of the film is therefore quite apt. Darko Stante’s Consequences not only throws the word around
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Slovenian Tiff premiere 'Consequences' sells to France (exclusive)

Slovenian Tiff premiere 'Consequences' sells to France (exclusive)
‘This is a Slovenian Fish Tank that sharply portrays idle youth who have lost their bearings’

Wide Management has licensed French rights on Darko Štante’s Slovenian drama Consequences (Posledice) to Epicentre Films.

At time of writing the film, which premiered in Disvovery last week and screens for the last time in Tiff on Sunday (16), had drawn the interest of buyers from other territories.

The feature marks one of the first Lgbt-themed films from Slovenia, and the first by a Slovenian filmmaker to play at Tiff in almost 10 years.

Consequences is inspired by the director’s own experience working in a youth correctional facility,
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Uncork’d acquires Discovery selection 'Consequences' for North America (exclusive)

Darko Štante’s directorial debut marks the first feature by a Slovenian filmmaker to play at Tiff in nearly a decade.

Uncork’d Entertainment has acquired all North American rights from Wide Management to the Slovenian coming-of-age thriller Consequences ahead of its world premiere in the Discovery section on Friday (September 7).

Darko Štante’s directorial debut marks the first feature by a Slovenian filmmaker to play at Tiff in nearly a decade and is based on his own experiences working with youth in a correctional facility.

Matej Zemljic stars as a troublesome gay teen who is thrown into a violent
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