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Tartini's Key

Original title
Tartinijev ključ
Italian, Slovenian
adventure film, youth film

Three teenagers stumble upon a treasure hunt in a picturesque coastal town, facing unexpected twists, bandits, and discovering the true value of friendship. Love blossoms amidst adventure in this heartwarming tale.


An accidental SMS entwines the lives of three children: Barbara, Mario, and Robert, leading them on a medieval puzzle-laden adventure in picturesque Piran. As they unravel each mystery, they uncover historical tales and finally a treasure. Despite the initial awkwardness, the children form a true friendship, and a spark of love jumps between Barbara and Robert.

More info about the project

Set in the picturesque coastal town of Piran, three children from distinct backgrounds cross paths. MARIO, a local girl, lives with her grandmother. ROBERT, hailing from a modest family, is at summer camp while BARBARA, from an affluent background, is on holiday with her father and his partner. She is also the unintended recipient of a misdirected SMS. This message sets off a domino effect, leading them through a series of puzzles and adventures tied to medieval Piran's mysteries. As they outwit caricatured bandits, GRANDEMARE and JOFA, their friendship bond strengthens, and love sparks between Barbara and Robert. The culmination of their journey reveals the "treasure": a collection of letters exchanged between famed violinist Tartini and the iconic violin maker, Stradivarius.

Director's note:
The genre definition of the film is a children's/youth film with a touch of crime. The goal of the project is to create a tense, witty, and educational family film. The guiding principle of the film will be to keep the viewer in suspense and surprise him with interesting twists. The fascinating thing about the story of the book is that the plot starts right over the phone, but the children put down their electronic devices and start hunting for "treasure" analogically. A great note of the story is that you can have fun even without smartphones. Bonds are formed between children from different social milieus. Piran stands out for its colorfulness, small details, narrow alleys where laundry is dried, various entrance doors, and open mighty squares... In fact, everything is interesting wherever you turn the camera. Our heroes will try to find solutions to puzzles crossing the most famous and most beautiful sights of Piran.

Producer's note:
I'm very fascinated by the story from the book template and I like that the film is full of twists, suspense, friendship, first love, and interaction that will attract younger and older audiences. I imagine that viewers will guess the solutions to the puzzles that appear throughout the film and that this family film will have a positive impact on both children and adults. I am especially motivated by the fact that it has a clear message that friendship and love stories can be woven regardless of social status, that teamwork is more successful than individual work, and that curiosity and research are the driving forces of progress. In any case, there are also "fairy tale" elements: that good overcomes evil. This is a youth film that crosses boundaries because it has a very universal
message. In today's fast and modern world, a picture of youth is shown that despite the speed of life value friendship and love, and reminds us that these values transcend time and borders.

Vinci Vogue Anžlovar
Zoran Dževerdanović
Project Status
980000 €
930000 €
Looking for
distributors, festivals, gap-financing, sales agent, broadcasters
Contact name
Zoran Dževerdanović
Contact email
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Vinci Vogue Anžlovar
Vinci Vogue Anžlovar

Vinci Vogue Anžlovar (1963) is a multifaceted creative artist who writes music and scripts as well as directs films and TV series. His first artistic endeavors consisted of putting together several bands. He studied film direction at the AGRFT, University in Ljubljana. One of his screenplays won an international competition held by a Japanese company Lakuna while he was still a student.

Grandpa Goes South, 2022, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21807494/ Grandma Goes South, 1991, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122387/ SELFI BREZ RETUŠE, 2016 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5554046/

Zoran Dževerdanović
Zoran Dževerdanović

Zoran Dževerdanović is a producer and founder of Blade Production from Ljubljana (www.bladeproduction.com). In 2015, Zoran Dževerdanović produced his first feature film, Idyll, directed by Tomaž Gorkič. Idyll is the first Slovenian horror film. Idyll won the Vesna Award for Best Feature Film, for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, and the Vesna Award for Best Scenography at the 18th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož and many other awards at international festivals.

All Against All, 2019, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10602144/ Idyll, 2015, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4895910/ Into the Blue, 2017, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6444314/ Niko, 2017, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8983212/ Quiet, 2017, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8983150/