The Retrospective in Vienna

23. September 2002
After the retrospectives in Budapest and Madrid
the third retrospective of Slovenian film this year, entitled Sweet Dreams – Films From Slovenia, is going to take place in Vienna in the Imperial cinema between 1st and 16th October. The retrospective was organised in co-operation between the Slovenian Film Fund and the Austrian Film Archive, which manages the Imperial cinema as far as the programme is concerned. This is the most extensive retrospective of Slovenian film this year and also in the last seven years. This retrospective includes nine films that represent a section of the history of our film and seven films from the most recent period of Slovenian film: the oldest film is going to be The Valley of Peace from 1955 by France Stiglic, which received an award in Cannes, Dance in the Rain by Bostjan Hladnik (1961), On Wings of Paper (1967) and The Widowhood of Karolina Zasler (1976) by Matjaz Klopcic, Farewell Until the Next War (1980) by Zivojin Pavloviæ, The Raft of Medusa (1980) and Red Boogie (1982) by Karpo Godina, the first film by Franci Slak The Time of Crisis (1981) and Rams And Mammoths (1985) by Filip Robar Dorin. The creativity in the field of film of Slovenia as an independent country is going to be represented by Express Express by Igor Sterk and Outsider by Andrej Kosak dating back to the year 1997, Idle Running by Janez Burger (1999), Porno Film (2000) by Damjan Kozole, Bread And Milk by Jan Cvitkovic and Sweet Dreams by Saso Podgorsek from the year 2001. The exclusively male creative efforts in the field of Slovenian film are going to be interrupted by the film Guardian of the Frontier by Maja Weiss (2002). The retrospective is to be opened by the winner of the Venice Film Festival, Bread And Milk, and the Slovenian embassy in Vienna is going to participate in the opening evening. The last big Slovenian film retrospective in Austria took place in the year 1993 in Graz in the Austrian Carinthia region.