After Mara gives birth to Ivan, a chain of unexpected and nerve wrecking events begins. Ivan's father Rok, a married businessman whom Mara obsessively loves, is accused of a white-collar crime, and she gets brutally beaten by his cronies. Soon Mara finds herself in an impossible situation when she has to choose between her lover and her child. The Slovenian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, Janez Burger’s “Ivan” is a contemporary fictional story placed in Slovenia but could have taken place anywhere. It's a personal drama on the background of corruption and a drama of making wrong choices. A story about awakening the true identity of a woman in a world tailor-made for men.
DOP: Marko Brdar
Original language: sl, itSubtitles: enTranslation in headphones: lv