SYNOPSIS: A painter is broke and to survive he is forced to give in a pawn shop his grandfather’s valuable armchair. This event will trigger off a series of visions and events which will revolutionize the painetr’s relationship with reality and money.
PROFILE: Rene Maurin (1971) is a Slovene/German director born in former Yugoslavia. He carried out his studies in the USA, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, constantly shifting from cinema to theatre and vice versa. After graduating in theatre directing, he filmed a series of documentaries for the Slovenian national Television, and won attention of the film critics with films such as I saw Elvis! and Life As from Inside. He later directed some theatre performances which were highly praised, both in Slovenia and abroad. After nurturing his wish to start focusing on feature film, in 2012 he enrolled in a Master course for film directing at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. Bright Black is his Master thesis film and his first fiction film.