Matjaž Klopčič: Ljubljana the Beloved
Feature film, 110 min, 2005
Wednesday, 9 March 2016 at 6 p.m.
Klopčič's last feature film, shot two years before his death, irrevocably marks the end of a »classical«, modernist era of Slovenian arthouse cinema, inspired by post-war European art cinema and contemporary aesthetic and existential explorations. Given the changes in the social function of cinema in the independent republic (and the changes in production conditions themselves), Klopčič's last homage to Ljubljana seems anachronistic; but despite that, the full extent of the author's film intelligence and sensuality is readily apparent, and the viewer can recognise the outline of a work which could have been fully realised, had the time and situation been more favourable.
Director: Matjaž Klopčič
Screenwriter: Matjaž Klopčič
D.O.P.: Tomislav Pinter
Music author: Urban Koder
Production designer: Matjaž Pavlovec
Costume Designer: Leo Kulaš
Editor: Janez Bricelj
Makeup Artist: Mirjam Kavčič
Sound designer: Boris Romih
Assistant director: Martin Turk
Sound recordist: Jože Trtnik
Producer: Franci Zajc
Production Manager: Frenk Celarc
Production Company: Arsmedia - Ljubljana
Distribution: Ljubljanski kinematografi d.o.o.
World Sales: Arsmedia - Ljubljana
Film format: 35mm
Aspect ratio: 1:1,85
Sound: dolby Digital SRD
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