The autumn successes of Slovenian films
In October the short film Child in Time by Maja Weiss is going to be shown at the Danish festival in Aarhus and at the international film festival in Warsaw together with the film Heart is a Piece of Meat by Jan Cvitkovič. In November Child in Time is heading to the Middle East to the international film festival at Damascus. The short animated film Going South, the second one from the Beezes series, is going to the German city of Leipzig in the end of October.
In August the short films Heart is a Piece of Meat by Jan Cvitkovič and Adrian by Maja Weiss travelled to the special projections Nights of Shorts, where they were shown among several short films from Europe. Heart is a Piece of Meat was shown in Köln on 22 August, and Adrian was screened at Erfurt on 13 August.
Suburbs by Vinko Möderndorfer continues its lively and successful tour of festivals, which started last autumn. In September it was shown at the Scottish festival Crossing Borders, while currently the viewers can enjoy it in Athens at the Panorama of European Cinema festival. In the second half of October the film is invited into the competition section of the prestigious Spanish 26th Mostra de Valencia international festival, and in November they are interested in it in Vienna, where it is going to be shown among other films from the European Union.
Tuning, the new film by Igor Šterk, is touring the European and American festivals together with the director. It has been invited to six festivals in October and November. After the successful presentation at the Hungarian Pecs it is going to the international film festival in Chicago. Then it is coming back to Europe, where it is going to appear in the competition program of three prestigious European festivals – in Ghent at the Flanders IFF, in Montpellier at the 27th International Mediterranean Film Festival (Festival international de cinéma méditerranéen), and in Mannheim at the second oldest German international film festival Mannheim – Heidelberg. In November the film is going overseas again to the international film festival in Denver.
Gravehopping by Jan Cvitkovič started its tour of the festivals with an extraordinary success at the 53rd international film festival in San Sebastian, where it received the Altadis award, amounting to 90.000 Euros. Its tour of the festivals is rapidly picking up, since in the following two months it is heading to as many as seven prestigious international festivals – to the competition section of the international film festivals in Warsaw (Poland), Zagreb (Croatia), Cottbus (Germany) and Torino (Italy); besides that it is going to be presented in the Balkans section of the Thessaloniki festival, among the chosen world film production at the Korean festival in Pusan, and at the 49th London International Film Festival, where it is going to be presented in the Cinema Europa section.
In September, Ruins by Janez Burger was presented in the north of Germany at the international film festival in Hamburg, and in the competition program of the film festival in the Hungarian Pecs. Like Igor Šterk's Tuning, Labour Equals Freedom by Damjan Kozole was also invited to Montpellier to the 27th International Mediterranean Film Festival (Festival international de cinéma méditerranéen) and will be shown in the Panorama section.
The Slovenian – Bosnian – French – Italian co-production Well Tempered Corpses by Benjamin Filipoviæ is heading to Kiev to the international film festival Molodist from the international film festival in Warsaw. The film is to be presented in the special section, dedicated to the Sarajevo film festival. Besides Filipoviæ's film Slovenia is going to be represented by the films Spare Parts by Damjan Kozole and Ruins by Janez Burger.