Past event
16 Apr 2024 10:00

Woman of God (Duhovnica)

Directed by: Maja Prettner
Country, year: Slovenia, 2023

Length: 98 minutes
Subtitles: /
Language: Slovenian

Woman of God follows the Protestant pastor Jana for years on her way to step away from the Church. But this difficult decision brings additional challenges to her - she has to confront first her sexual abuse from the childhood, long buried family wounds and the newly diagnosed life-threatening disease.

Jana je celovit in zapleten lik: zabaven, spontan, prodoren, neposreden in globoko reflektiven. Pod vsem tem lahko zaslutimo njene notranje dvome in bolečino, ki se odražajo v nemiru, utrujenem videzu in polomljenih nohtih. Globoko v sebi je zelo ranljiva in prizadeta. Čeprav si duhovnika predstavljamo kot nekoga 'višje' od nas, z visokimi moralnimi načeli in 'čistim, brezgrešnim življenjem', v zvezi z njimi v resnici obstaja veliko umazanih skrivnosti, ki jih je treba razgaliti in razrešiti.

(Maja Prettner)

Woman of God (Duhovnica)

16 Apr 2024 10:00
16 Apr 2024 10:00
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6,30 EUR

5,30 EUR* * EUR za mlajše od 25 in starejše od 65 let ter upokojence.

Awards
AL JAZEERA: Al Jazeera Documentary Co-production Award - Balkan Star 
FESTIVAL OF SLOVENIAN FILM: Best Editing Award, Audience Award, FIPRESCI Award - The Association of Slovenian Film Critics Award for best Slovenian feature film in the Official Competition

Filmography: Nikoli za vedno (2010), Dom ljubi dom (2016), Biba (2018)

Sales: Studio Virc (natasa@studio-virc.si)

Past event
11 Apr 2024 18:00

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Directed by: Antonio Lukič
Ukraine, 2022, 104'

Screenplay: Antonio Lukich
Cinematography: Misha Lubarsky
Cast: Amil Nasirov (Kolja), Ramil Nasirov (Vasja), Lyudmyla Sachenko (Larisa Petrivna), Nataliya Gnity (mama), Karina Cherchevych (Maša)
Producent: ForeFilms


A fast-paced, bittersweet Ukrainian family drama about the complex relationship between estranged twins and their eventful journey to see their dying father whom they overidealised as children.

The city of Lubny, 1998. Seven-year-old twins Kolya and Vasya are full of mischief and need their gangster father to rescue them. They have mythologized the man since their birth. Twenty years later, Vasya is a married cop dedicated to serving the public. Kolya is a bus driver, deals drugs and still lives at home with their mother. Their father has been gone for those two decades. Then, they receive a call from the Ukrainian consulate in Luxembourg informing them that their father is in hospital. If they want to say goodbye, they need to come and visit. Kolya feels as if their father is leaving them for a second time and is desperate to make the trip. Vasya takes more persuading.

My father died in 2016 in a wealthy European city. I didn't know him well, and only saw him a few times in my life. /…/ Luxembourgh, Luxembourgh is my declaration of love to my father, who was running away all the time. Whom I've been trying to catch up with for so long, hoping to answer my own question - why are we so drawn to people who constantly run away from us?
Antonio Lukich

About director
Born in 1992, in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, Lukich graduated from the Kyiv National Karpenko-Karyi University with a degree in film direction. His first feature film, My Thoughts Are Silent (2019), received multiple awards at international film festivals. Lukich is laureate of the Ukrainian Film Academy and winner of the Merited Artist of Ukraine Award.

Filmography
2019 My Thoughts are Silent
2022 Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Luksemburg, Luksemburg)
 

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

11 Apr 2024 18:00
11 Apr 2024 18:00
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25 Mar 2024 19:00

Slavenka Drakulić: Invisible Woman

Slavenka Drakulić's Invisible Woman consists of a series of fragile and painful intimate stories, confessions and insights addressing the question why age and aging are practically forbidden topics in our modern society that shatters all taboos. Do we become invisible with age? What happens to our bodies, to our relationships with others and, more importantly, to the attitude of others towards us? Why do the links we forge throughout our lives suddenly become weak and tenuous?

Invisible Woman is a narrative about intersubjective relationships, about parent-child relationships, about leaving, forgetting, disappearing, oblivion, pain, shame and illness –those deepest emotions we dare not talk about.

Slavenka Drakulić: Invisible Woman

25 Mar 2024 19:00
25 Mar 2024 19:00
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18,00 EUR

14,00 EUR * * EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners.

Directed by: Ivana Djilas
Translation and text adaptation: Špela Frlic and Ivana Djilas
Cast: Špela Frlic, Maja Kunšič, Katja Povše
Puppet designer and maker: Gregor Lorenci
Set and light design: Sara Slivnik

Video design: Vesna Krebs
Costume design: Jelena Proković
Music: Boštjan Gombač
Choreography: Branko Potočan

Production: Anton Podbevšek Teater

Past event
29 Mar 2024 19:00

All of Us Strangers

Directed by Andrew Haigh
UK, USA, 2023, 105'

Screenplay: Andrew Haigh, Taichi Yamada (novel)
Cinematography: Jamie Ramsay
Cast: Andrew Scott (Adam), Paul Mescal (Harry), Carter John Grout, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy, Ami Tredrea, Cameron Ashplant, Lincoln R. Beckett, Jack Cronin, Christian Di Sciullo, Oliver Franks, Hussein Kutsi, Gsus Lopez
Subtitles: Slovenian
Language: English

One night in his near-empty tower block in London, Adam has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbour Harry, which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.

Grief is a funny animal; it tangles itself in our organs and sinews, permanently altering how we love, how we see ourselves, and how we make sense of our identity. That's what Haigh is unraveling here, with a bittersweet emphasis on the power of love and its ability to transcend even death itself. All of Us Strangers will break your heart - but it just might mend it too.
Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly

All of Us Strangers

7 Mar 2024 18:00
29 Mar 2024 19:00
7 Mar 2024 18:00
29 Mar 2024 19:00
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6,30 EUR

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9 Apr 2024 18:00

Dr. Svetlana Slapšak: Women of the Balkans: Heroines, Saints, Witches, the Culture of Daily Life

Series of lectures Balkan Stories

Women played a leading role in keeping alive the tradition of oral literature – including folk epics. From antiquity to the present day women's lamentations have constituted the only proven continuity in the Balkan culture, which opens up a wide field of gender ratio in the patriarchate, societal attitude towards death, birth and fertility... Women, often censored in church texts, forgotten in national literature, omitted from chronicles and historiography, are found behind the scenes, in the complexity of historical events, in the covert diplomacy and different politics, and above all in everyday life, in the customs and knowledge delegated to women. In exploring the female world relegated to the fringes of patriarchal society, historical anthropology reveals exceptional prerogatives, knowledge and competence of women in culture and art, traditional medicine, education, cults and social rules. What are the traces of the female world in culture?

Dr. Svetlana Slapšak: Women of the Balkans: Heroines, Saints, Witches, the Culture of Daily Life

9 Apr 2024 18:00
9 Apr 2024 18:00
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28 Mar 2024 18:00

Dr. Svetlana Slapšak: Rulers, Warriors, Saints, Battles

Series of lectures Balkan Stories

The basis of Balkan narratives – here, we are referring to literature, oral literature, theatre, opera, film and comics – are mostly male-dominated heroic stories. Roman emperors born in the Balkans, Byzantine, Turkish rulers, and then warriors, rebels, kings, hayduks, knights, saints-adventurers, and famous battles. The first issue to be resolved, of course, is defining the region’s components, i.e. its borders, in geographical terms. Only after we have defined the area, the battles acquire meaning. Many such stories are "translations" of historical characters and events into national myths. However, many express completely different ethical, political, social and cultural ideals. The paper includes both the former – Alexander the Great, Constantine, Marko Kraljević, Skenderbeg, Njegoš, Karadjordje, and the latter – Cyril and Methodius, Stefan Lazarević, Rigas Feraios, Vuk Karadžić...
 

Dr. Svetlana Slapšak: Rulers, Warriors, Saints, Battles

28 Mar 2024 18:00
28 Mar 2024 18:00
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Past event
22 Apr 2024 19:00

SLG Celje: (Assault) Juriš

Based on the life and work of Karel Destovnik – Kajuh

Notice to ticketholders!
Please be advised that the show SLG Celje: The Assault scheduled to take place on Monday, 15 April 2024, has been postponed to Monday, 22 April, at 19.00. 

The tickets remain valid for the new date (no ticket exchanges necessary).
If unable to attend the event on the new date, ticket holders may exchange their tickets until 18 April 2024 inclusively. More information: vstopnice@cd-cc.si
Thank you for your understanding.
 

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In Slovenia of today, the Partisan movement is nothing but a bone of contention, the sweet and sour recent past of the nation. This is why the creators of the production aim to explore a bygone, forever young generation, being a generation that was compelled to take radical decisions. In so doing they transformed consciously from naive youth into a voice of resistance, a propagandist, a rabid dog.
What does an artist’s voice change into in the maelstrom of war? What is the meaning of his (young) life? What can we discern when we hear the bygone dreams of the future that has already been blown up  by the wind?

“We juxtapose events in the performance, following the stories of two boys, Kajuh and the unnamed Young Man, who are trying to find their own way, a way that would not lead to self-betrayal in the maelstrom of war. They are tossed back and forth by tides of war, they fall in love, suffer, leave their families and miss them, wondering if their families would still exist after the war. It is impossible to reconstruct events onstage, even if allowing for the possibility of a reconstruction of such extensive events. At the same time, reconstruction is also unnecessary, generating only fascination, with which nothing is achieved. Only fragments can be staged, glimpses at life’s intersecting tracks. The two stories needed to be cut into fragments (where not already fragmented), the testimonies interlaced, creating a polyphony of voices echoing from the past, and then the fragments edited, divided into chapters while constantly stressing the fact that these are stories. Narration told by people most of whom are no longer with us. That these are real stories that happened not far from here, cruel and sad stories, stories that belong to the past, but nevertheless leave behind scars. The viewers must feel the horror pervading the stories, but with the awareness that this horror must be prevented, or what inevitably follows is – see you in the next war.”

Nik Žnidaršič, Karli, Korlek, Kajuh, excerpt from the playbill

 

“The text could also start anew here – in view of the legacy of the prematurely deceased poet and the stunning corpus of literary history compiled about the artist (mainly thanks to authors such as Emil Cesar, Vlado Vrbič, Matjaž Kmecl, Miklavž Komelj and Denis Poniž, who have recently been joined by Dušan M. Pirc, Marijan Rupert, etc.), the show marking the (upcoming) centenary of Kajuh's birth complements, in a very special way, the equally enviable tradition of artworks inspired by the proletarian poet from Šoštanj. In a certain sense, this performance, which creatively blends Kajuh's unique synthesis of the tendencies of his time with some of the boldest formal expressions of contemporary drama, constitutes precisely that missing aspect, an art intervention that opens up the space of democratic and aesthetic imagination which I aspired towards when joining the Student Literary Society for the first and last time.”

Assist. Prof. Andraž Jež, PhD, Briefly about Kajuh, excerpt from the playbill 

The Assault, an original creation based on the life and work of Karel Destovnik – Kajuh directed by Živa Bizovičar and produced by Slovensko ljudsko gledališče Celje, was selected for the competition section of the 54th Week of Slovenian Drama and the competition programme of the 59th Maribor Theatre Festival. 

SLG Celje: (Assault) Juriš

22 Apr 2024 19:00
22 Apr 2024 19:00
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15,00 EUR

13,00 EUR * * EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners.

Authors of the concept: Živa Bizovičar, Nik Žnidaršič
Director: Živa Bizovičar
Dramaturg: Nik Žnidaršič
Set designer: Nika Curk
Costume designer: Nina Čehovin 
Composer: Luka Ipavec
Lighting designer: Bor Ravbar

Language consultant: Živa Čebulj
Accent consultants from the Cerknica area: Ljoba Jenče, Ana Ule
Prompter: Simona Krošl

Cast: Jagoda, Damjan M. Trbovc, Lovro Zafred, Mojka Končar, as guest, Miranda Trnjanin, as guest, Mario Dragojević, as guest

Production: Slovensko ljudsko gledališče Celje

7 May 18:00

Dr. Svetlana Slapšak: Beyond Reality: Magic Beings

The Balkans abound in cults, magic and spirits of all kinds. The vampire and werewolf, actually one and the same creature characterised by the taboo of its name, is certainly the most representative example. Fairies, witches, semi-demonic mortals such as zduhać, Bosnian-Montenegrin-Albanian fighter with natural elements, water creatures, the ajdje ogres, dwarfs, tree protectors, magical animals, plants with the ability to change living beings, cursed spaces, jinxed objects, rituals, it all left behind a rich legacy, a treasure trove of art and popular culture motifs. On the other hand, it is precisely this treasury that fuels stereotypes, which in turn give rise to the misunderstanding of the Balkan reality and the false picture of the imaginary Balkans as a dark, dangerous and mysterious place. Magic beings enjoyed the greatest international visibility: apart from the widely known Dracula, Hollywood culture is also familiar with vamp, an abbreviation of vampire, and exclusive to female specimens. Film and comics are ideal mediums for conveying this strand of the Balkan culture. 
 

Dr. Svetlana Slapšak: Beyond Reality: Magic Beings

7 May 18:00
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Past event
18 Apr 2024 19:00

Perfect Days

Directed by: Wim Wenders
Country, year: Japan, Germany, 2023, 123'

Screenplay: Takuma Takasaki, Wim Wenders
Cinematography: Franz Lustig
Cast: Koji Yakusho (Hirayama), Tokio Emoto (Takashi), Arisa Nakano (Niko), Aoi Yamada (Aya), Yumi Aso (Keiko), Sayuri Ishikawa (Mama), Tomokazu Miura (Tomoyama), Min Tanaka (brezdomec)
Producent: Master Mind Ltd.& Spoon Inc. & Wenders Images
reiko.kunieda@dentsu.co.jp
Subtitles: Slovenian
Language: Japanese, English


A deeply moving and poetic reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us. Best Actor Award at Cannes 2023.

Hirayama is a middle-aged man employed as a toilet cleaner, who drives around serenely from job to job in his van, listening to music. At each location, he changes into a jumpsuit and matter-of-factly gets on with the job in hand with his brushes and mop. On his lunch-hour he reads and takes photos of trees and smiles acceptingly at everything that presents itself to his senses. But who is Hirayama? A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past.

Repetition as such, if you live it as repetition, you become the victim of it. If you manage to live it in the moment, as if you've never done it before, it becomes a whole different thing. Crafts in Japan have a whole different tradition and are still lived in a different way than crafts in our Western culture, in which crafts are disappearing rapidly, dramatically. It's really a shame.
Wim Wenders

Perfect Days

29 Feb 2024 18:00
18 Apr 2024 19:00
29 Feb 2024 18:00
18 Apr 2024 19:00
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5,60 EUR

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Past event
26 Feb 2024 18:00

A Brighter Tomorrow (Il sol dell'avvenire)

Directed by: Nanni Moretti
Italy, France, 2023, 95'

Screenplay: Francesca Marciano, Nanni Moretti, Federica Pontremoli, Valia Santella
Cinematography: Michele D'Attanasio
Music: Franco Piersanti
Cast: Nanni Moretti (Giovanni), Margherita Buy (Paola), Silvio Orlando (Ennio), Barbora Bobulova (Vera), Mathieu Amalric (Pierre Cambou), Valentina Romani (Emma), Flavio Furno (Edoardo), Zsolt Anger, Jerzy Stuhr, Teco Celio, Giuseppe Scoditti
Producent: Fandango & Sacher film & Le Pacte
Subtitles: Slovenian
Language: Italian
 

Often starring in his own movies, Nanni Moretti once again plays a fictional version of himself - a film director struggling to shoot his passion project.

Giovanni, a renowned Italian filmmaker, is getting ready to start shooting his new movie, a feature film set in 1956, about a Hungarian travelling circus invited to Rome by a local office of the Italian Communist Party. The project is compromised since the very outset, as Giovanni is facing a series of critical issues. The project does not seem to arouse much enthusiasm among his crew, his producer is on the verge of bankruptcy and his wife decides to leave him after forty years of marriage. Always a tightrope walker, Giovanni will have to rethink his way of doing things if he wants to lead his little world towards a radiant future.

 

 

Giovanni is shooting a film whose action takes place in 1956, at the time of the Soviet invasion of Hungary. He firmly believes in the project: he is convinced that it is necessary to tell the story of the Italian Communist Party of the time and the way in which it missed the opportunity to break away from the Soviet Union, to finally take an independent path. But today no one remembers these events, the world has changed and the way of making films too. While Giovanni is convinced to make a political film, his actress thinks the contrary: according to her, Giovanni is shooting a love film and doesn't realize it. And she might be right
Nanni Moretti

A Brighter Tomorrow (Il sol dell'avvenire)

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26 Feb 2024 18:00
17 Feb 2024 19:00
19 Feb 2024 18:00
20 Feb 2024 17:00
24 Feb 2024 19:00
26 Feb 2024 18:00
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6,30 EUR

5,30 EUR * * EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners.

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