Tatjana in motherland
WEDNESDAY – 06th of December 2017 – 20 h
in the presence of
MIHA ČELAR (director) and TATJANA KNEŽEVIČ (protagonist)
Slovenia 2014 / 60 min
Tatjana in Motherland is a partly animated documentary essay about Slovenia and its men. It is a “documentary-tale” of how Slovenian society has been disintegrating in an invisible way. The story will unveil a Slovenian Oedipus archetype of the possessive martyr mother type and her relationship with her son, in which she through emotional manipulation, by constantly creating feelings of guilt, burdens her son to such a degree, that he remains dependent on her for the rest of his life. In order to put this relationship to its best use, all Slovenian governing structures have elevated mother figure on the level of a saint and have assigned to it the cultish role. The result of the Slovenian maternal cult is a typical Slovene male, who is pathologically obsessed with his mother. Due to an absent father he is not morally introduced into society, whereas the mother continually rewards his childish behavior. He is stuck in his development, filled with envy and jealousies. On average, he enters society only after 32, highly educated but with a low self-esteem and an insatiable need for admiration. He usually becomes an alcohol-addicted compulsive-creative artist or a narcissistic businessman, who treats people like figures, a politician who can only lead according to the principle of Divide and Conquer or even a sociopath murderer. Slovenia is one of the smallest European countries with a population of 2 million. It has a most unusual geographical shape, reminiscent of a protective mother-hen guarding her eggs.
60 min / dokumentarni, srednjemetražni film
Mama je ena sama je delno animirana dokumentarna filmska zgodba, ki razkriva značilen slovenski arhetip mučeniško – posesivne matere. Gre za odnos pri katerem mati s čustveno manipulacijo, vlogo žrtve, telesnimi kaznimi ali čustveno zlorabo, v otroštvu tako močno zaznamuje sina, da ta ostane od nje odvisen vse svoje življenje. V Sloveniji kjer ima mati v družbi kultno vlogo pa s tem likom že od protestantizma naprej manipulirajo tudi vsi vladajoči režimi, na čelu s slovensko katoliško cerkvijo. Rezultat materinskega kulta in režimskih manipulacij pa je tipičen slovenski moški, ki je patološko okupiran sam s sabo in s svojo materjo in ob šibkem očetu v svojem življenju in družbi lahko deluje le retrogradno in razdruževalno. Zlahka postane ojdipovski umetnik, sociopatski morilec ali narcisoidni politik, ki zna ljudi voditi le po načelu Devide and conquer!
Glavna protagonistka filma je Tatjana Kneževič, učiteljica angleščine in voditeljica na alternativnem ljubljanskem radiju – Radio Študent. Tatjanin motiv v zgodbi pa je povsem nepolitičen in praktičen; pri svojih 33 letih si želi poiskati slovenskega fanta s katerim bi lahko ustvarila partnerstvo in družino.
»Ko sem se lotila raziskave slovenskih moških sem ob štirih najbolj znamenitih odkrila šokantno podrobnost; Največji slovenski pisatelj, največji pesnik, svetovno znani slovenski diktator in največji slovenski serijski morile, so zrastli ob močni posesivni materi in odsotnem očetu…«
MIHA ČELAR – was born in 1970 in Ljubljana (SLO). He has been working as a screenwriter and TV and film director since 1991. His total filmography includes authoring of 7 sitcoms, short film and full-length feature film, 11 television short and f.l. documentaries of which two has been international distributed, several TV Shows, ect.
- THE SCHOOL – Slovene school for Himalayan mountain guides in Nepal.
2. THE TIME CUSTODIAN – the story of Slovene inventor of special protection method for preservation of Egyptian tombs.
3. NORDUNG – The story of a Slovenian space flight theoretician which lived in 1929.
2. FILM JURNEY OF BOŽIDAR JAKAC – Documentary, made from restored old 8 and 9 mm short films from beginning of 19-th century (1908)
4. Documentary series about violence among school children – FIND COURAGE AND TELL
5. WHO’S AFRAID OF DR. RUGELJ – Documentary of a controversial Slovene psychiatrist.
6. HITLER’S BIBLE The documentary that revels a little-known plans of the Nazis to establish a neo-pagan cult temple in Bled (SLO) during the WW II.
7. Creative documentary portrait A BEAUTIFUL MIND – A documentary of a Slovenian bodiless psychiatrist Dr. Jože Felc (With MEDIA EACEA/25/2011 support)