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Production based on Jančar’s award-winning novel premieres in Maribor

Maribor – A major international production, I Saw Her That Night, based on the novel by Drago Jančar and directed by Janez Pipan, will open at the Slovenian National Theatre (SNG) Maribor on Friday. The show was produced in cooperation with the Vienna Burgtheater, the Yugoslavian Drama Theatre and Ljubljana’s Cankarjev Dom.

Slovenia submits Sanremo for nomination in Oscars race

Ljubljana – After a successful international festival run and an announced distribution on three continents, Sanremo by Miroslav Mandić has been selected by a group of experts as the Slovenian entry for a nomination for the best international feature film award at the Oscars 2022, announced the Slovenian Association of Filmmakers.

Fifth biannual festival of Slovenians in Italy kicks off

Trieste – Slofest, a festival of Slovenian culture in Italy, kicked off in Trieste on Friday to bring three days of programme presenting all activities of the Slovenian community in Italy: culture, art, sports and creativity. Schools are particularly invited.

Innovator and sound engineer Emilija Soklič wins Badjura award

Ljubljana – The recipient of this year’s Badjura Award, given out for lifetime achievements in film since 1995, is the innovator and film sound engineer Emilija Soklič, one of the first Slovenian professional female film industry workers. She will receive the award at the opening of the 24th Slovenian Film Festival on 12 October.

Drama Ljubljana’s new season brings mixture of old and new

Ljubljana – SNG Drama Ljubljana, the country’s leading theatre, will stage some old plays, some based on films and others it has commissioned itself, Drama’s manager Igor Samobor said as the company presented its new season in a special video it posted on its Youtube channel last evening.

Ljubljana graphic arts biennial paying tribute to Iskra Delta

Ljubljana – The 34th Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphic Arts is opening on Friday in several venues in the capital. Running until 21 September, the festival is themed around nostalgia of a former computing company while also looking towards the future in featuring young artists.

Dostoevsky, Jančar and Berlin Philharmonic to headline new season at Cankarjev Dom

Ljubljana – A guest appearance by the Berlin Philharmonic, a series of events marking the 200th anniversary of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and a production based on Drago Jančar’s award-winning novel will be among the highlights of the new season of Cankarjev Dom, Slovenia’s biggest cultural venue.

Puppet Artists Biennial starts in Maribor

Maribor – The Maribor Puppet Theatre is hosting the 11th Biennial of Puppet Artists of Slovenia from Wednesday to Saturday. The selector Rok Bozovičar has picked 12 productions to present an overview of puppetry in Slovenia.

Lesbian festival opens with US documentary

Ljubljana – The 7th Lesbian Quarter festival is kicking off on Tuesday evening, bringing film, music, literary events, an exhibition and an academic talk at several locations in Ljubljana until Friday.

Vilenica literary festival gets under way

Ljubljana – The 36th international literary festival Vilenica is getting under way in Ljubljana on Tuesday as a mix of online an in-person events to explore the theme of fear and courage. Austrian writer Josef Winkler will be honoured with the Vilenica Prize.

Call for TV series based on Jančar’s acclaimed novel withdrawn

Ljubljana – As Slovenia is gearing up for its guest appearance at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair, the Culture Ministry wanted to have a mini series made based on Drago Jančar’s award-winning novel I Saw Her That Night. But Jančar has asked the ministry to withdraw the EUR 2 million call, which the ministry has done.

Večer says anti-vaccine protesters a symptom of society

Maribor – The scenes of anti-vaccination protesters storming the headquarters of the public broadcaster paint an embarrassing, bitter and telling picture of how far we as the country and society have come. This is no longer a question of crossing the line of the acceptable, says Večer on Monday.

Slovenia in focus of Zagreb world literature festival

Zagreb – Slovenian literature will be in focus as the 9th Festival of World Literature gets under way in Zagreb on Sunday evening. Singer songwriter and author Zoran Predin is to appear at the opening ceremony.

The festival will feature several Slovenian authors among many literary stars from a total of 16 countries, including Belarusian Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich.

Cinematheque to show Marc Recha, Abbas Kiarostami in new season

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Cinematheque is entering a new season with great panache, not just when it comes to its film programme but also in relation to its exhibition venue and publishing and preservation efforts. The pinnacle of the new season will be films by Catalan Spanish filmmaker Marc Recha and Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami.

Kogoj Days bring nine concerts, one in Italy

Kanal – The Kogoj Days, an international festival of Slovenian contemporary classical music, will open with tonight’s concert by the acclaimed Slovenian Octet in the town of Kanal, west. Due to Covid-19, only one of the festival’s nine concerts will be played outside Kanal, across the border in Italy.