Retrospectives

The promotion of Slovenian film around the world is one of the main tasks of the Slovenian Film Centre. To this end the Centre occasionally organises retrospectives of the Slovenian film abroad: from the year 2000 to 2020 it has organised more than 80 such events.

At the film retrospectives the national cinematographies can present themselves to foreign viewers other than the film festival audiences exclusively. At these events the viewers can also see the film classics from individual countries, not just contemporary films. Slovenian film had such a comprehensive presentation in 2008 at the Lincoln Centre in New York.


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2018


2017

  • In retrospective of feature films by screenwriter and director Vinko Möderndorfer, in Berlin cinema Babylon, three films were presented: Inferno (2014), Landscape No. 2 (2008) and Suburbs (2004). The organizer of the retrospective and exhibition was the Slovenian Cultural Center in Berlin (Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin), the Slovenian Film Center and the production house Forum Ljubljana.
  • At the Days of Slovenian Film in Sarajevo (May 12th), visitors of Kino Meeting Point were able to see Nightlife, directed by Damjan Kozole, Šiška Deluxe, directed by Jan Cvitkovič, Good Luck, Orlo!, directed by Sara Kern and Nighthawk, directed by Špela Čadež. The project was prepared in cooperation with the Slovenian Film Center, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Sarajevo, the Slovenian Language Lectorate at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature of the Faculty of Arts UNSA and the Association of Slovenes Ivan Cankar in Sarajevo.
  • At the Days of Slovenian Film in Pula (May 18-21), at the Valli Cinema, the restored Valley of Peace, directed by France Štiglic, Šiška Deluxe, directed by Jan Cvitkovič, Nightlife, directed by Damjan Kozole and Nika, directed by Slobodan Maksimovič, were presented. The project was prepared in cooperation with the Slovenian Film Center, the Slovenian Cultural Society Istra and the Pula Film Festival.
  • At the Days of Slovenian Film in Osijek (May 29th - June 5th), at the Urania Cinema, the restored Valley of Peace, directed by France Štiglic, Nightlife, directed by Damjan Kozole and Nika, directed by Slobodan Maksimovič, were presented. The Days of Slovenian Film in Osijek were prepared in cooperation with the Slovenian Film Center, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Zagreb and the Osijek Cinema.
  • At the Retrospective of Slovenian Films at the Transylvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca, June 2 - 22), seven feature films from the last four years were shown as part of Focus Slovenia: Class Enemy, director Rok Biček, Šiška Deluxe, director Jan Cvitkovič, The Tree , director Sonja Prosenc, Inferno, director Vinko Möderndorfer, Houston, We Have a Problem!, director Žiga Virc, Blue Velvet Revisited, director Peter Braatz and the Valley of Peace (restored version), director France Štiglic. There was also a mini retrospective of Damjan Kozole's films, entitled 3x3 Kozole: the director's debut The Fatal Telephone Call (1987), Spare Parts (2003) and Nightlife (2016) were screened.
  • At the Days of Slovenian Film in Budapest (October 13-15), organized by the Slovenian Film Center and Budapest Film in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Budapest, Hungarian audiences were able to see three Slovenian films at the Toldi cinema: Nightlife by Damjan Kozole, Houston, We Have a Problem! by Žiga Virc and Nika by Slobodan Maksimović.
  • At the Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade (November), at the Yugoslav Cinematheque, a presentation of short and feature Slovenian films from the last year was organized by the Sava Slovenian Association. A total of sixteen films. Short films: Trahere, A Well Spent Afternoon, Robbed Soul, As I Looked Down at Myself, Moderne Kunst, Anja Ganja, Apoptosis, Fountain. Feature films: Rabid Foxes, Charlatan Magnifique, Codelli, City of Light, Ksana, 7 Sins and Virtues, Future: Open, Slovenia, Australia and Tomorrow the World.
  • Eleven films were presented at the Days of Slovenian Film in Berlin (November), at the Sputnik cinema, organized by the Periscope Society. Documentaries Liberation Day, The Family, What about Mojca? and the short films Hunter's Luck, You're Fit, Bordered, We Have All Been Here Since Forever, Farewell, Anja Ganja and Trahere.
  • A major presentation of Slovenian films was held for the first time at the Scanorama International Film Festival (November) in Vilnius (Focus on Slovenian Film). Feature films were presented: The Tree by director Sonja Prosenc, Nightlife by director Damjan Kozole, Inferno by director Vinko Möderndorfer, Šiška Deluxe by director Jan Cvitkovič and Valley of Peace by director France Štiglic, in a restored version from 2016.

2016

  • At the 30th Bolzano Film Festival Bozen (April 13-17), Jan Cvitkovič's award-winning film Bread and Milk (2001), presented with the Venetian Lion of the Future, was preceded by his short film Love On the Roof of the World (2015), Šiška Deluxe (2015), the last feature film by Jan Cvitkovič, preceded by the award-winning short animated film Boles (2013) by Špela Čadež. A brief overview of Slovenian film productions ended with two films by Janez Burger: the feature film Idle Running (1999) and the short film Reconciliation (2014).
  • At the 25th Days of Croatian Film (April 21-24), the Slovenian Film Festival was presented with this year's selection of nine short films.
  • In the Panorama of Slovenian Film at the Film Festival Al Este de Lima (East of Lima) Peru, (June 1-11), the films Chefurs Raus! (2013) by Goran Vojnović, Good Night, Missy (2011) by Metod Pevec, The Tree (2014) by Sonja Prosenc, Panic (2013) by Barbara Zemljič, Seduce Me (2013) by Marko Šantič, A Trip (2011) by Nejc Gazvoda, Šiška Deluxe (2015) by Jan Cvitkovič and Class Enemy (2013) by Rok Biček. All films had Spanish subtitles.
  • At the 9th Film Festival del Garda (June 16-19), Italy, Šiška Deluxe and the short film Love On the Roof of the World by Jan Cvitkovič, Good to Go, Matevž Luzar's debut from 2013, and The Tree, Sonja Prosenc's debut from 2014 were shown.
  • At the Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade (November 22-25), the Yugoslav Cinematheque screened Valley of Peace (1956) by France Štiglic, Funeral Feast (1969) by Matjaž Klopčič, Sailing to Paradise (2014), the debut of director Blaž Završnik, A Comedy of Tears (2016), also the debut of Marko Sosič, Mother (2016) directed by Vlado Škafar. The documentaries Blue Velvet Revisited (2016) by director Peter Braatz, Partisan Priest (2015) by director Bojan Labovič, You Won't Bring Me to My Knees (2015) by director Dušan Moravec and Nara Petrovič = Human (2016) by director Boris Petković were also shown. The new Slovenian short film featured The First 10 - Remake (2016) by director Janez Burger, Bon Appétit, La Vie! (2016) by director Urška Djukić, Borders (2016) by Damjan Kozole, student film Little Fish (2015) by Maja Križnik and A New Home (2016) directed by Žiga Virc.
  • At the Days of Slovenian Film in Vienna (November 23-26), with the subtitle Love, Power and Poetry, under the auspices of the Vienna festival Let's CEE and Sketches, they presented three Slovenian films - Mother (2016) by Vlado Škafar, Silent Sonata (2010) by Janez Burger and Case: Osterberg (2015) by Matej Nahtigal.
  • Neues Slowenisches Kino, Berlin (December 6th and 7th), Kinokunst 66 (2nd edition organized by the Periscope Society), screened the films Good Luck, Orlo! (2016) by Sara Kern, Bon Appétit, La Vie! (2016) by Urška Djukić, Little Fish (2015) by Maja Križnik, Nighthawk (2016) by Špela Čadež and A New Home (2016) by Žiga Virc,Idyll, Killbillies (2015) by Tomaž Gorkič, Family Film (2015) by Olmo Omerzu and Houston, We Have a Problem! by Žiga Virc.
  • On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the country's independence, in cooperation with our embassies, we prepared retrospectives in Bratislava, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Zagreb, Budapest, Strasbourg and Brazil.

2015


2014

  • In April the Slovenian Film Days – a retrospective of four works by the Slovenian directors – took place in Vienna. Four contemporary multiple award‑winning Slovenian films, brought together by the subtitle Love, Deceit, Bread and Games, were screened: Shanghai Gypsy by Marko Naberšnik, Bread and Circuses by Klemen Dvornik, Dual by Nejc Gazvoda, and Piran - Pirano by Goran Vojnović.
  • In May the 27th Festival of Czech Film (Finále Plzeň) took place. Slovenia was this year's guest of this national film festival. In the programme presenting the cinematography of a certain European country every year, four recent Slovenian films were shown that had not seen a Czech premiere before. These included: Seduce Me (directed by Marko Šantić), Good to Go (directed by Matevž Luzar), Chefurs Raus! (directed by Goran Vojnović), and Karpotrotter (directed by Matjaž Ivanišin).

2013

Three general retrospectives of the Slovenian film took place in 2013:

  • the first one in South America (in October in Buenos Aires, Argentina; in October/November in Lima, Peru; and in December in Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • the second one took place in December in Israel (cinemas in Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Sderot, Herzelia, Holon and Rosh Pina)
  • the third one took place in December in France, at the European Film Festival in Les Arcs, in the context of the retrospective of films from the former Yugoslavia

Three retrospectives of films by the following authors were also organised:

  • the retrospective of Damjan Kozole's films at the Let's CEE Festival in Vienna (September)
  • the mini retrospective of Metod Pevec's films at the CinEast Festival in Luxembourg (October)
  • the retrospective of Karpo Godina's films in Frankfurt (November/December)

2012

The following retrospectives were organised in 2012:

  • In March the Week of Slovenian Film took place in Belgrade, in the Yugoslav Cinematheque. After the attainment of the Slovenian independence this was the first retrospective of Slovenian film in Serbia, organised by the Slovenian Film Centre as well as the Belgrade embassy of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrospective in Belgrade
  • The second retrospective of Slovenian film took place in the context of the 13th International Film Festival in the Italian city of Lecce.
  • The third retrospective took place in October in Rome, where the oldest film festival of this city was organised. At a solemn event the director Damjan Kozole received the Award for Life's Work. The presentation of the Slovenian films in the "Eternal City" was made possible by the cooperation of the Slovenian Film Centre and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Rome.
  • The fourth retrospective in 2012 took place at the invitation of the Paris Cultural Centre in the Centre Pompidou in the context of the 11th Animated Film Festival, entitled East of Adriatic.

2011

2 retrospectives:

  • a historical retrospective in Los Angeles (programme), which took place in September in the Billy Wilder cinema
  • a retrospective of Slovenian films from the last twenty years in the Macedonian Cinemateque in Skopje in November.

2010

  • A retrospective of the new Slovenian film at the Motovun Festival (between 26 and 30 June).

2008

2 retrospectives:

  • Brussels, Belgium; USA
  • Canada (New York, Cleveland, Vancouver, Washington, Ottawa, Seattle)

2006

6 overviews and one author's retrospective:

  • Bradford (Great Britain, in the context of the international film festival)
  • Katowice (Poland)
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • London (Great Britain)
  • Siena (Italy, in the context of the international short film festival)
  • Jyväskylä (Finland)
  • Milan (Italy)

2005


2003

5 retrospectives:

  • Graz (Austria)
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • New York (USA) (publication)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Stockholm (Sweden)

2002

3 retrospectives:

  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Vienna (Austria) (publication)

2001

6 retrospectives:

  • three of them in Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich)
  • two in Canada (Ottawa and Vancouver) and
  • one in the Czech Republic (Prague).

2000

The first retrospective of Slovenian film after the attainment of independence was organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Cinematheque in the context of the French film festival in Montpellier (the overview of the Slovenian film works since the 1960s until the end of the century).