Tag Archives: Slovenian

Darko Stante – Posledice AKA Consequences (2018)

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Actions have consequences. When 18-year-old Andrej is admitted to a youth detention centre, he has to fight for his place within the group of inmates. As he works to prove himself to the group’s leader Zeljko, the pair get closer, and dangerous desires emerge. Blinded by his love for Zeljko, Andrej finds himself falling into an unsettling world full of dangerous men and heartless crimes. As Andrej comes to terms with the man he loves and the thing he’s become, it slowly dawns on him; there will be consequences… Read More »

Igor Sterk – Ljubljana (2002)

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Mare’s youth is almost over and he, just like his peers, has no idea what to do with his life. The med school is an unclear guideline at best, the women are coming and going, and there is no sense of stability in this young man in his mid-twenties, whose immaturity is manifested in his interest in the rave scene and the daily dosage of cheap ecstasy. He is searching for passing moments of happiness in this extension of his youth. His colleagues and friends are more or less forced to grow up (getting jobs, having kids) and there is a growing divide between them. They are becoming unpleasant acquaintances, whose chance meetings are getting more and more uneasy. Read More »

Karpo Acimovic-Godina – Umetni raj AKA Artificial Paradise (1990)

Los Angeles in 1935. Fritz Lang receives in his hotel apartment the young film amateur Willy, who wants to prepare an interview with him. At a certain moment Lang starts relating how, as an army officer in the First World War, he spent some time in the house of the lawyer Karol Gatnik in a small town in the northeast of Slovenia. Read More »

Karpo Acimovic-Godina – Rdeci boogie ali Kaj ti je deklica AKA Red Boogie (1982)

Post-war Yugoslavia, out of favor with the Soviets because President Tito (1953-1980) was not communist enough and disliked by the Western powers because Tito was not capitalist enough, had to pull itself up by its own make-shift bootstraps. During a period of flagging morale, a group of musicians was sent out from a radio station to entertain the farmers and workers but instead of staying with the traditional songs, the musicians devise one trick or another to swing into jazz and blues and boogie-woogie — trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the militant culture watchdogs, be they policemen, petty bureaucrats, or party officials. Read More »

Zelimir Zilnik – Tvrdjava Evropa AKA The Fortress Europe (2001)

Fortress Europe is the latest semi-documentary film by Zilnik and was shot on the borders between Slovenia and Italy, Croatia and Slovenia and Hungary and Austria—i.e. the southern area covered by the Schengen Treaty governing the transit of migrants in Europe. As Zilnik notes in the accompanying interview, this new “wall” against the movement of people is more impenetrable than the Berlin wall. Read More »

Matjaz Klopcic – Oxygen (1970)

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In this story set in near future, a group of young rebels, hippies and 1968 protesters want to cede and make an independent Island from the Mainland. A journalist who came to the Island to make a report about political summit that takes place there gets involved in the clash between young rebels and establishment. Read More »

Sonja Prosenc – Drevo AKA The Tree (2014)

A family finds itself in a dead-end situation. They are only safe behind the walls of their own house and yard. As time vanishes from their home, the shelter slowly turns into a prison. However, nothing can keep the children from dreaming and yearning to be free and the urge to make a decision seems inevitable.

A chamber piece drama that vivisects family values, almost like in ancient tragedies determined by doom. Read More »