Špela Čadež: Boles
Thursday, 31 March 2016 at 6 p.m.
The work carried out by Špela Čadež over the last decade constitutes the high point of the renaissance of Slovenian art animation film. Čadež has revived the distinguished tradition of puppet animation, the form with which animation film began in post-war Slovenia. In her best films, testifying to her lightning-speed growth as an artist and to her technical mastery (Mate to Measure, Lovesick, Boles), she takes this even further, infusing the tradition with a contemporary spirit rich in irony, in frequently dark humour, but also in sensitivity to other avant-garde and artistic traditions.
Špela Čadež (1977, Ljubljana) is a Slovenian animator and filmmaker. After graduating in Visual Communication Design (2002) in Ljubljana she continued her studies at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Department of Media Design. During her studies in Germany she made two animated puppet films "Zasukanec" ("Mate to Measure") and "Lovesick" ("Liebeskrank") which have been screened at over a hundred festivals all over the world and won more than 30 awards. Since 2008 Špela Čadež works in Slovenia as an independent animation film director and producer.
Director's web page: www.spelacadez.com
Miklošičeva 28, Ljubljana
Selected by Nil Baskar and Jurij Meden (in collaboration with Slovenska kinoteka)
19–20 February and 1–14 March 2016; exact dates to be published in the Kinotečnik program and at www.mg-lj.si.
Ljubljana the Beloved, Matjaž Klopčič, 2005; Letter to a Child, Vlado Škafar, 2009; Let's Go Our Own Way, Miha Hočevar, 2010; In the Land of Bears, Nika Autor, 2012; Class Enemy, Rok Biček, 2013; Karpotrotter, Matjaž Ivanišin, 2013; Boles, Špela Čadež, 2013; Lunch on the Grass, Viktor & Daria Radić, 2013; Wagon Wheel, Davorin Marc, 2013