Slovenian Film Week in Belgrade

21. March 2012
On Tuesday, 20 March 2012, a solemn opening of the Slovenian Film Week will take place in the Yugoslav Cinematheque in Belgrade.


After the attainment of Slovenian independence this is the first retrospective of Slovenian film in Serbia, organised by the Slovenian Film Centre as well as the Belgrade embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.


The opening film on Tuesday will be A Trip (2011) by the director Nejc Gazvoda. The screening will be attended by the producer as well as the director of the film. The main criterion for the selection of Slovenian films from the last twenty years was that they had not yet been shown in Serbia. Thus the following films have qualified for the programme: Circus Fantasticus (2010) by Janez Burger; Piran – Pirano (2010) by Goran Vojnović; Personal Baggage (2009) by Janez Lapajne; Tuning (2005) by Igor Šterk; Desperado Tonic (2004) by Varja Močnik, Boris Petković, Hanna Slak and Zoran Živulović; Guardian of the Frontier (2002) by Maja Weiss; and Estrellita – Take Away Song (2007) by Metod Pevec, which is the only film to have been previously shown in Serbia at the Novi Sad film festival.


The days of Slovenian film will be concluded on Sunday, 25 March 2012.


In 2011 the Slovenian Film Centre prepared a historical retrospective in Los Angeles, which took place in September in the Billy Wilder cinema, as well as a retrospective of Slovenian films from the last twenty years in the Macedonian Cinemateque in Skopje in November.


The Belgrade event is the first retrospective organised by the Slovenian Film Centre in 2012 and the twenty‑eighth presentation of the Slovenian film abroad in seventeen years of the existence of the central institution providing production support and promoting the Slovenian film.


In 2012 the Slovenian Film Centre aims to present the Slovenian film in Paris, Rome and Israel.


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