Slovenian Films at the 30th Montpellier Film Festival

19. October 2008
From 24 October to 2 November already the 30th Festival of Mediterranean Film is going to take place in Montpellier, France, where in the last decade Slovenian films have been frequent guests of at least one of the programmes, and in the year 2000 the retrospective of Slovenian film also took place there.

In the competition programme of eleven documentary films, Slovenia is to be represented by the documentary film Children from Petriček Hill, last year's Portorož Best Film Award winner, directed by Miran Zupanič and produced by Arsmedia. This film has already been seen by the festival audiences in Trieste and Zagreb.
Two Slovenian films are going to appear in the competition programme of 21 short films: Every Day is Not the Same by Martin Turk (it had its premiere at the last festival in Cannes, and in November it is appearing at as many as three film festivals: in the French Brest, Ljubljana and Stockholm); and Wolfy by Matevž Luzar, the Student Academy Award nominee, which was shown in the competition programme of the Locarno festival in August and which successfully represents the Ljubljana Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television at film school festivals.
In the Panorama programme of feature films, Damjan Kozole's Forever, produced by Emotionfilm, will be shown among 21 films; it had its premiere at the festival in Rotterdam, and in a few days it is going to be shown at the 11th Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož.
Two Slovenian shorts will also be shown in the short film panorama: the student film This is Slovenia, directed by Urška Menart, and Every Breath You Take by the director Igor Šterk, which had its premiere in the competition programme of the Venice Film Festival in September.