Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot
Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot

Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot

Director Matteo Oleotto

Production year 2013

Length 106min.

Country Italy/Slovenia


Paolo Bressan spends his days at Gustino’s, who runs a tavern in a small village close to Gorizia. A 40 year old misfit, cynical and misanthropic, a true drinking professional and a compulsive liar, who reluctantly works at a retirement home cafeteria and is still unsuccessfully going after the dream of winning back his ex-wife Stefania. But things are about to change when Zoran shows up: a 15 year old kid with big glasses, whom Paolo “inherits” from a distant Slovenian relative, who speaks in a weird way and seems a little bit retarded.


Audience Award, FEDIC Award, FEDEORA Jury, Special Mention, Best Actor, Quality Label Award | Venice IFF, Italy, 2013

Best Co-production, Best Art Direction, Festival of Slovenian Film | , Slovenia, 2013

Audience Award | Rec FF Tarragona, Spain, 2013

Young Jury Award | Sofia IFF, Bulgaria, 2014

Audience Award | Festa do Cinema Italiano, Portugal, 2014

Premio Mario Verdone | Festival del Cinema Europeo di Lecce, Italy, 2014


Matteo Oleotto
Matteo Oleotto



Igor Prinčič, Miha Černec


Daniela Gambaro, Pier Paolo Piciarelli, Matteo Oleotto, Marco Pettenello

Director of Photography

Ferran Paredes Rubio

Production designer

Vasja Kokelj

Music by

Antonio Gramentieri, Sacri Cuori


Daniela Bassani, Marzia Cordò, Stefano Grosso


Giuseppe Trepiccione


Giuseppe Battiston, Teco Celio, Rok Prašnikar, Robert Citran, Marjuta Slamič

Production company(ies)

Transmedia E-mail: igorprincic@transmedia.it Tel.: +39 348 860 53 99 Staragara

Matteo Oleotto

Born 1977, Gorizia, Italy. Matteo Oleotto graduated in Acting at Civica Accademia d’Arte Drammatica Nico Pepe in Udine and in 2005, he gains his degree in Film Direction from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. His short films travelled around the world winning awards and special mentions. He also worked as director of TV shows and commercials on different channels. He is currently working on his second feature film.


Room 21 (2004), Can Can (2004), A Double Strand (2006), Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot (2013).

FILMS 2014