Tireless Activities of Slovenian Films During This Summer
25. August 2003
The most sought-after Slovenian films this year were
Blind Spot, Spare Parts and (A)torsion, and they have travelled all over the world. We saw the most prominent Slovenian participation of this year's summer at the Sarajevo Film Festival, where the premiers of two new Slovenian feature films Kajmak and Marmelade by Branko Djuriæ - Djuro and In the Mountains by Miha Hocevar also took place. This festival is taking place from 15 to 23 August and besides the aforementioned feature films the short film (A)torsion by Stefan Arsenijeviæ, Spare Parts by Damjan Kozole and Fly… Fly… Woman? by Polona Sepe are also going to be presented. This has been an especially active summer for Spare Parts. In July the film was shown at the International Film Festival in Jerusalem, which lasted from 10 to 19 July, and it was presented together by Hanna A. W. Slak's debut Blind Spot. The Czech audience was able to see Spare Parts at the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary between 4 and 12 July. Spare Parts went on to the International Film Festival in Paliæ, which lasted from 25 July to 1 August, and then to the film festival in Motovun. At this Croatian festival the short film (A)torsion was also presented this year. Last year Bread And Milk by Jan Cvitkovic and Director’s Cut by Boris Petkovic were shown at this festival. In August Spare Parts went to the festival in Copenhagen in Denmark, which took place between 13 and 20 August, and was then shown at the International Film Festival in Esp, Finland, and at a big festival in Montreal, where its participation in the competition section has been confirmed. Here Spare Parts are going to compete between 27 August and 7 September. In the beginning of August the film was also shown at the OpenAir Film Festival in Graz. (A)torsion was presented also at the 52nd International Film Festival in Melbourne. This is not the first time for a Slovenian film to participate at this festival, since in the year 2000 the full feature film Idle Running by Janez Burger was shown here. (A)torsion was already shown at the 12th International Film Festival in Brisbane between 29 July and 10 August. At the International Film Festival in Edinburgh as many as three Slovenian films are going to be shown between 13 and 24 August: Blind Spot by Hanna A. W. Slak, Spare Parts by Damjan Kozole and (A)torsion by Stefan Arsenijeviæ. This is going to be the British premiere for all three films. At the Denmark Film Festival, which took place in Odensa from 11 to 16 August, two short Slovenian films were shown: (A)torsion by Stefan Arsenijeviæ and Director’s Cut by Boris Petkovic. Guardian of the Frontier by Maja Weiss also does not rest. From the festival in Ireland, which took place between 31 July to 4 August, it went on to the Asian Gwangju Film Festival, which is to take place between 22 and 30 August.