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Can't Wait For You To ComeCriticsPhotography

Can't Wait For You To Come

documentary 29'59'' / 2021
Author: Tomaž Grom

Screenplay and editing by
Tomaž Grom and Špela Trošt

Camera: Tomaž Grom, Benjamin Kovač, Katja Legin, Špela Trošt
Sound: Tomaž Grom

Sharpening The Gaze award:
In his short film, musician and exceptional artist Tomaž Grom interweaves personal archive footage and family photos with incredible sensitivity, giving us an intimate insight into a dialogue with his memories and inner feelings. In a complex documentary form, the footage literally breathes with its original musical score.

26.01.2021 - web premiere
17.08.2021 - FeKK Ljubljana (Sharpening The Gaze award)
20.08.2021 - Little Festival Of Psychodrama, Krušče
16.09.2021 - Docudoc, Maribor
15.10.2021 - Festival Of Slovenian Film, Portorož
27.11.2021 - Austria International Film Festival, Avstrija
28.11.2021 - Neuen slowenischen Kino, Kino Sputnik, Berlin, Nemčija
18.12.2021 - Luksuz festival poceni filma, Krško
22.12.2021 - Cult Movies International Film Festival, Čile
29.05.2022 - Festival of Indipendent Film, Kinoteka, Ljubljana
03.06.2022 - Kino Otok, Cinema Isola, Izola
26.09.2022 - Naši kratki, Kinodvor, Ljubljana
Distribution/contact: brigita.gracner(at)
In an ordinary emotional relationship, memory is that dead void from the past which can cause us troubles. On the contrary, in unconditional love, the void of memory keeps us in touch with our loved ones. The absence of memory fills the void with sounds and images stored in time and space. A message from the past is the time on the answering machine that still goes by. A photograph is a seemingly motionless time, but which is now able to slide backwards. And make a film. And in this film, love is the one that can hardly wait for you. Love is the one you promised you would come back.
Primož Čučnik

What is the difference between a family film, even so difficult, and an artistic expression, even so difficult? The difference is that the former remains in the family album forever, and the latter goes down in the history of artistic interventions in time. The film by Tomaž Grom “Can't Wait for You to Come” is an artistic expression. Not only because he expresses himself with this film as a proven music creator, but because, when faced with the challenge of confronting a heavy loss, he is in fact radically faced with the medium he uses to express himself. How come picture and sound don’t go together? Why is a mute tape the most eloquent sometimes? How can I evoke not only a memory but also the future by screening a past image? These are all the questions that the film gives answers to in an extremely intimate way. See you.
Stojan Pelko


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