Synopsis by Rebecca Flint Marx
Billed as a female version of Deliverance, Guardian of the Frontier is an allegorical thriller that takes place in the scenic but menacing Slovenian countryside. The film has as its protagonists Zana, Simona, and Alja, three college students who decide to spend part of their summer vacation on a canoe and camping trip down the Kolpa, the river separating Slovenia and Croatia. The three embark on their trip with a farewell to Alja's boyfriend, and before you can say "Go Fish," Alja and Zana are engaged in a sweaty affair that shocks Simona, a sexual naïf. Things get even weirder after Simona meets an ostensibly pleasant fisherman; soon, the three young women realize something isn't right in the woods, and that they are being followed by someone or something who hasn't been invited along for the trip. Guardian of the Frontier was screened at the 2002 Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
camping, college-student, fisherman, lesbianism, summer-vacation