Archeo (Slovenia/Italy/Hungary, 2011)

directed by Jan Cvitkovič, drama, 80 min, no spoken language
written by Jan Cvitkovič
with Niko Novak, Medea Novak, Tommaso Finzi

Archeo is a journey of three people and one planet. A journey towards each other, a journey into the core of things. Archeo is a prayer. Man, Woman and Boy. Three individuals in a timeless landscape. They do not know each other, their cultural background is undefined. They try to survive individually. However, every so often their paths cross and gradually they establish contact, although initially utterly mistrusting and occasionally hostile. Little by little, through various situations, they start to develop relationships. Arche-man, arche-woman and arche-boy eventually shed their fear, hostility, insecurity and join in an arche-community we call a family. An arche-film about an arche-family.
Described by some commentators as "Slovenia's Tree of Life", Archeo skillfully combines epic wide shots of nature with close-ups of the protagonists in a visual poem without words.

"Archeo is a pure film. A film about past, present and future. A film about need for security,warmth and love." (Jan Cvitkovič)

Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2011 (Vesna for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography)
Innsbruck IFF 2012 (Best International Feature Film)