Siska Deluxe is a story about three male childhood friends who are not quite so young anymore but cannot seem to grow up completely. They are full of business ideas but since neither of them ever commits seriously, all of their plans ultimately fall through. When the aunt of one of them dies, she leaves him a small commercial property and the three friends immediately decide to open a pizzeria. In the beginning, it seems as if this is another project doomed to fail. However, just in the nick of time, an unusual woman named Jana comes along and offers to help. There is another curious character, Sale, who seems to be the friends’ arch enemy, but is ultimately transformed to their closest and most trusted friend. With the close weaving of the comical with the dramatic, the light-hearted story never questions the possibility of a happy ending.
Ljubljana. A police inspector investigates an unusual case. A man who was shaved from head to toe jumped from a bridge and drowned in the water. All he had with him was a wrist watch which stopped exactly at 9:08 o’clock. Dusan gets more and more absorbed with the case. He obsessively dives into the life of the suicide man, shaves his head, even moves into his apartment and lives the dead man’s life.
Regie: Igor Sterk
71 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT
… whatever happened to that girl who wanted a bicycle a red one with three wheels; wanted Saint-Nicholas to bring her warm gloves the same as Polonica has: grey with a white ribbon and bells? Film poem for two souls. Meditation maybe. Pathway to silence. „I thought we were making a film about passing. Now I see we made a film of what remains.“ – Vlado Škafar
Regie: Vlado Škafar
83 min, Colour, DCP, OmeU
A woman falls from the sky and falls asleep, a man also falls from the sky and looks around, puzzled. The first picture of the boy tells us that he has been here before, and now peacefully looks at a bug and kills it. The story about three people takes place in the embrace of the nature, water, earth, forest, sky. ARCHEO is a film of genuine relationships, of form and photography, without commentaries, words, social, psychological and historical contexts.
Regie: Jan Cvitkovič
80 min, 35mm, ohne Dialog
A tragic family love story about the alcoholic Ivan who discovers that his friend had an affair with his wife Sonja before she married Ivan.
Regie: Jan Cvitkovic
68 min, 35 mm, s/w, slowen. OF mit engl. UT
Premio Futuro Venezia 2001
MAN WOLLTE MARX Christine Mansfeld, Äthiopien/Deutschland 2010, 30 min Der ostdeutsche Künstler Jo Jastram hat das Karl-Marx-Denkmal in Addis Abeba gefertigt, das Erich Honecker 1984 dem äthiopischen Staatsführer Haile Mariam Mengistu zur Gründung der äthiopischen Arbeiterpartei schenkte. In Anwesenheit des Koproduzenten Friedrich Engelhardt (Goethe-Institut).
1717 KILOMETERS Jurij Meden, Slowenien 2010, 27 min Eine kleine Hommage an die Balkan-Halbinsel.
BIRRI Melanie Hollaus, Daniel Dlouhy, Österreich 2010, 12 min Portrait Fernando Birri entstanden während des 19. IFFI 2010.
A young man who doesn’t know where his journey will lead him meets a young woman in a train compartment carrying a dresser and a clothesline. He never obtains a ticket for more than one station; she washes her socks in the train. The both of them seem to be meant for each other due to their eccentrics. Thus, after that she dismounts. Desperately unhappy he also leaves the train at some point, only to meet her again at the station. Together they continue their journey to the unknown.
Regie: Igor Šterk
76min, 35mm, Farbe, OmeU
IFFI-Audience Award 2000
Auf Recherchereise in Italien trifft Robert auf einen ungewöhnlichen Obdachlosen. Überwältigt und ver- wirrt von diesem unerwarteten Zu- sammentreffen folgt er dem myste- riösen Fremden und verschwindet spurlos. Roberts Vater Janez sieht sich daraufhin gezwungen, seinen ältesten Sohn Matej anzurufen, mit dem er eigentlich keinen Kontakt mehr hat. Trotz ungelöster Kon- flikte von früher entscheidet sich Matej, seinem Vater bei der Suche nach Robert zu helfen.
Regie: Martin Turk
88 min, 35mm, OmeU
Pero uses his considerable talent as a writer to concoct funeral speeches. But these are not mere eulogies for the deceased. Consciously or otherwise, Pero weaves his own perception of events and philosophy into them.
Regie: Jan Cvitkovicˇ
103 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT
Festivals: San Sebastian 05, Zagreb 05, Cottbus 05
Mare‘s youth is drawing to a close and like his friends he does not know what to do with his life. Medical school is, at its best, an obscure guiding light; girls exchange on the horizon, there is no sense of stability in this young man in mid-twenties, whose infantilism manifests itself in his interest in the rave scene. In this extension of his youth he searches for transitory moments of happiness.
Regie: Igor Sterk
71 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT
Guest´s Special, In Kooperation mit Izola Cinema – Kino Otok
After some time a father spends a whole day together with his son who is living with his ex-wife. The distance between them has been growing during the separation. While they spend the day together fishing in the forest they talk about all sorts of things. The father is surprised and fascinated by the deep answers of his son. He is proud of his clever boy who seems to have managed the divorce quite well. Nevertheless, he is worried. He might lose his job and therefore the future of his son wouldn’t be financially secure any more.
LETTER TO A CHILD looks simple, but it’s about all major issues such as happiness, love and death. Vlado kafar interviewed ordinary people. It’s a mistake to think that ordinary people say ordinary things. About happiness, for instance. About love. Or about death. Issues about which few people speak easily, but the people in this film do. Occasionally it looks as if he is only focusing on the sunlight falling on their face, and his question seems to be a sideline without any importance. His partners in conversation remain amazingly calm and peaceful, even when they say the strangest things. As if the director really isn’t listening. As if they are standing dreaming in front of the camera.
PIRAN – PIRANO tells the story of three individuals and how their destinies are unusually intertwined. The Italian Antonio, the Bosnian Veljko and the Slovenian girl Anica face the terror of war as children and each of them becomes a war victim in their own way. Half a century later their paths cross again and the last days of war full of fear, despair, love and inexplicable emotions live up again – this time because Antonio returns to Piran to see his place of birth once again before he dies.
„Niemand erklärt etwas in diesem Film. Niemand hat etwas zu sagen. Dieser Film zeigt die Lage der Dinge, wie sie sind, und den Zustand der Gefühle. Die Zuseher kreieren ihre eigene Geschichte.“ (Jan Cvtikovic)
Regie: Jan Cvitkovic
The bar at the corner is Paolo’s undisputable centre, until Zoran emerges. His home are the mountains and he has a special gift for dart. The dart championship has always driven Paolo and now he has a real champion at hand. He could take revenge on his opponent, he could earn money and the lost love of his ex-wife is also no longer far off. Zoran – MY NEPHEW THE IDIOT is a smashing and hyped comedy of errors, where in the end everyone finds his or her place and happiness.
IT/SI 2013, Regie: Matteo Oleotto, 106 min, DCP, OmdU, Farbe, Österreichpremiere