Slovenian Film Season in Poland

09. June 2006
From 2nd to 8th June, the Polish city of Katowice is hosting its first Slovenian film retrospective.

The initiative for the event came from the Slovenian language lecturer Andrej Šurlo, head of the Slovenian language course at Katowice University.

The initiative was supported by the Film Fund of the Republic of Slovenia, which designed the programme and supplied the copies of the films.

The opening film was Ruins (2004) by Janez Burger, which met with a very good response on the part of the chiefly young audiences of the Œwiatowid Cinema. There is another film by the same director shown at this event - Idle Running (1999). The rest of the films are Sweet Dreams (2001) by Sašo Podgoršek, Bread and Milk (2001) and the short film Heart Is a Piece of Meat by Jan Cvitkovič, Blind Spot (2003) by Hanna A. W. Slak, Spare Parts (2003) by Damjan Kozole and Suburbs (2004) by Vinko Möderndorfer.

The event is taking place under the honourable patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Warsaw and the Honourable Consul of the Republic of Slovenia in Myslowice, Mieczys³aw Baranski.

This is the first Slovenian film retrospective in Poland since 1991 and the second international retrospective of Slovenian film in 2006. The first one took place in March as part of the Bradford Film Festival in the UK.

Till the end of 2006, retrospectives of Slovenian films will also take place in Valencia, Helsinki and Budapest.