In The Father Zeller manages to lure us smartly into the world of a demented patriarch André by making us see the world through his eyes, and not through the eyes of his daughter Anne, her partner Pierre, or his caregiver. André is struggling hard to make sense of his increasingly perplexing world. His condition, manifested at different levels, is rapidly deteriorating. As the story unfolds, it continues to undermine our expectations and occasionally feels like a thriller, especially when perfect strangers show up in the father's flat, giving it a touch of weird Pinteresque black comedy.
As a result, one cannot say for a fact that we are in André's flat. Likewise, one cannot be absolutely certain whether the father has one or two daughters. If two, why does his other daughter, Elise, never come to visit him? Does Anne live in London or in Paris? Who are the strangers entering André's world? Are they seen only by the patient? How come we can see them too?
Translator: Andraž Ravnik
Director: Jernej Kobal
Dramaturg: Tatjana Doma
Set Designer: Urša Vidic
Costume Designer: Alan Hranitelj
Composer: Laren Polič Zdravič
Language Consultant: Jože Volk
Lighting Designers: Urša Vidic, Jernej Kobal, Uroš Gorjanc
Assistant Language Consultant: Živa Čebulj
Performance duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes. No interval.
Anne, André's daughter, Woman: Manca Ogorevc
André, old man: Branko Završan
Man, Pierre: Andrej Murenc
Laura, Woman, Martine: Lučka Počkaj
Mexico, USA 2019, for children aged 9+ (in Spanish, English and Cantonese with Slovenian subtitles)
Screenplay: Samuel Kishi Leopo, Sofía Gómez Córdoba, Luis Briones
Cinematograhpy: Octavio Arauz
Music: Kenji Kishi Leopo
Editing: Yordi Capó, Carlos Espinoza Benítez, Samuel Kishi Leopo
Cast: Martha Reyes Arias (Lucía), Maximiliano Nájar Márquez (Max), Leonardo Nájar Márquez (Leo), Cici Lau (Mrs. Chan), Johnson T. Lau (Mr. Chan)
An imaginatively told, brutally honest and yet poetic emigration story about the desires of children and worries of adults, The Wolves won Generation Kplus Grand Prix of the International Jury at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
Together with their mother Lucia, the brothers Max and Leo have just crossed the border from Mexico into the United States in search of a better life. And they share a dream as well: To visit Disneyland one day. But it is not easy for them to gain a foothold in their new home. While Lucía tries to finance their new life by doing odd jobs, the two brothers spend their days in their one-room flat building an imaginary universe with their drawings and thinking about mom's promise of going to Disneyland. The walls of the room, which they are forbidden to leave, become a projection screen for imaginative adventures and open a window on their new life.
“The Wolves emerges from the hazy images of my memories in order to tell a story about childhood, uncertainty, migration, a family’s reintegration, the adaptation to new surroundings and the meaning of home. It was very important to me to draw on the stories and experiences of the migrant community in Albuquerque for the production of this film. I intended to paint a portrait by mixing both fictional and documentary elements and compositing fictional characters atop actual locals, their surroundings and the multiculturalism that has built a thriving migrant community.” (Samuel Kishi Leopo)
This Rain Will Never Stop
The funds raised from ticket sales will be donated to Ukrainian filmmakers who have remained in their homeland and are documenting the war.
Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, 2020, 102'
By: Alina Gorlova
A special screening of a documentary by a Ukrainian filmmaker; the funds raised from ticket sales will be donated to Ukrainian filmmakers who have remained in their homeland and are documenting the war.
Andrija Sulejman is an unusual combination of Slavic and Arabic names. It belongs to a 20-year-old Kurd who fled a war zone and sought refuge in eastern Ukraine in his early childhood only to find himself again in the midst of a precarious political situation. Ukrainian director Gorlova follows Andrija on his quest to reunite with his parents in Syria again. Not just an intimate story of a displaced family, This Rain Will Never Stop is a reflection of our present reality, a world defined by military parades, refugee camps and humanitarian missions.
Written by: Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller (based on Zeller’s eponymous play)
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell
Anthony, a former engineer, declines all offers of help from his daughter Anne as he ages. The Father is a film about a headstrong man who does not want and does not need assistance, about the effect his condition (and behaviour) has on his close relatives, especially his daughter. Trying to make sense of his deteriorating circumstances, Anthony begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of reality.
Written by: Florian Zeller (based on the play L'envers du décor by Florian Zeller)
Cast: Sandrine Kiberlain, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Adriana Ugarte
A French romantic comedy directed by actor Daniel Auteuil about a ménage a trois among friends. Middle-aged Daniel meets his friend Patrick after a longer period of time. Patrick left his wife for a young bombshell named Emma. When the new couple comes by for supper, Daniel is completely smitten by the girl, making a fool of himself in every scene.
Florian Zeller Festival: The Other Woman (Amoureux de ma femme)
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Written by: Jérôme Tonnerre, Philippe Le Guay, based on the play Le Pere by Florian Zeller
Cast: Jean Rochefort, Sandrine Kiberlain, Laurent Lucas, Anamaria Marinca
Floride is a 2015 French comedy-drama film based on the 2012 play Le Pere by Florian Zeller. While not scripted by Zeller, the adaptation preserves the spirit of the original with some departures. Eighty-year-old Claude Lherminier stubbornly refuses his daughter's offers of help and caregiving. Although still as imposing as ever, his bouts of forgetfulness and confusion are becoming increasingly frequent. One day, Claude makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to travel to Florida...
Times of uncertainty are shaking up working relations, especially in work teams that have been wounded before. It will take quite some time to restore respect, trust and a feeling of security. But how can one begin?
Relationships are the mirror of leadership, so we need to strengthen leaders first. But we also need to help employees regain the ability to trust and work together towards common goals.
Trust is earned through responsible leadership, good work and respectful communication.
Honesty, clarity, credibility, reliability, predictability and good intentions help us do this.
Are you ready?
Damjana Pondelek, PhD, the Director of the Urednica (Editor) company, is an expert in strategic and crisis management and a strategic advisor to management and employees in challenging circumstances. These represent a strong incentive for necessary organisational changes, steady growth and strengthening of a company, its leadership and its people. She monitors companies in the periods of major changes and transformation, advising owners, management and employees.
Our children are digital natives: they are born into an environment where TV, computers, tablets and smartphones are part of everyday life. Colourful images on the screen are appealing to children, and they are also often welcomed by parents when we need a moment for ourselves. The offer has never been so extensive, an infinite forest in which children can easily get lost. That is why they need adult guidance to help them safely navigate the digital forest and discover its sunny and shady sides by means of well-considered content selection, shared viewing, conversations and by setting examples. You are invited to a conversation where theory will be effectively mixed with practice and experience.
Martina Peštaj, MA, is the editor of the Children's and Youth Programmes Division at the Slovenian National Television station. She is in charge of selecting foreign cartoons and live-action series for children and young people, ensuring that they are translated into Slovene. She is a specialist on media psychology and she writes articles, gives lectures and participates in research projects. She is a member of national and international juries, and she is a guest speaker at conferences and festivals. She also devotes considerable time to cultural and arts education projects in film, animation and theatre for children and young people.
Science is surely the most efficient system for testing and evaluating ideas that mankind has so far invented. It shall not only be given credit for the rapid progress in our understanding of the world that we have witnessed in recent centuries, but it should also receive recognition for contributing to a much better life. But when scientists claim that the world is warming or that vaccines are safe, how do we know they are right? Why can the views of an individual scientist and the results of his or her research not necessarily represent scientific knowledge that is to be trusted? This lecture will introduce the main features of modern science and show how it works by providing some interesting examples. Among other things, we will learn why we can't always trust individual scientists, while on the other hand we can trust science.
Dr. Sašo Dolenc has been involved in the subject of science for many years; furthermore, he has long been communicating scientific achievements and reflections on science to the wider public. His approach to writing about science and the scope of his writing are something special in Slovenia. He deals with a very wide range of topics, highlighting not only good practices but also the problems and challenges that modern science is currently facing. He writes about science in books, magazines and newspapers, has recently made many public appearances and even created social media posts and podcasts for defining his approach as an applied philosophy of science. More than two decades ago, he and his colleagues founded Kvarkadabra, a website that tells engaging and understandable stories about science.
Trust is the basic glue that binds societies, groups, organisations and individual relationships (e.g. family, partnerships, friendships, etc.). It takes time to establish trust, and afterwards it needs to be properly nurtured and maintained. Trust can be much faster torn than built. Individual traumatic events can bond us together, but they can also be the root cause of mistrust and subsequent destructive phenomena. The more that both a group itself and each of its individuals process trauma, the less they use defence mechanisms to protect themselves, and the more they are able to work towards common as well as individual goals and to more clearly see the situation, others and, of course, themselves as an opportunity to help us create our own journey.
Sandi Kofol graduated from the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. As early as in his fourth year of study, he began additional training in transactional analysis and later became a psychotherapist – a transactional analyst. He has more than 10 years of experience in leading personal-growth groups, educational workshops and coaching sessions in various Slovenian companies. He has also been providing psychotherapy and psychological counselling for individuals, couples and groups.