Thursday, 9. 8. 2018

Free screening of classic films at Kongresni trg

After a successfully completed Film Under the Stars, organized on the castle hill by our public institutions Kinodvor and Ljubljana Castle, we continue the season of outdoor cinema on August 27, 2018 with Open-air cinema at Congress Square.

The screen in front of the Slovenian Philharmonic will again display every evening from 27th to 30th August 2018 the best films cinematography has to offer. Kinodvor organizes the free entrance event in honour of important anniversaries in the history of film and the city and on the occasion of the cinema’s 10th anniversary this year, there will be another additional fourth evening of screening.

The Open-Air Cinema at Congress Square will open with a screening of France Štiglic’s On Our Own Land. This celebratory screening, under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, will be dedicated to Štefka Drolc on the 70th anniversary of the first Slovenian sound feature film. We will pay homage to one of the most influential and forever provocative films of all time by screening a new print of 2001: A Space Odyssey, an astounding masterpiece of sci-fi cinema directed by Stanley Kubrick. We will also join the international celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Ingmar Bergman’s birth. Summer with Monika, a sensuous and moving story about young love starring Harriet Andersson in the first of her many roles in Bergman’s films, is considered an early masterpiece and one of the most influential films by the great Swedish cineaste and master filmmaker. We will recall the spirit of 1968 with Monterey Pop, in which the pioneer of direct cinema D. A. Pennebaker eternalises legendary moments of music history at the famous Californian festival at the very beginning of the “Summer of Love”.

Kinodvor organises the admission-free Open-Air Cinema at Congress Square to mark important anniversaries in the history of cinema and Ljubljana. To mark the tenth anniversary of Kinodvor City Cinema, we have added an extra screening to this year’s programme and extended the operation of the open-air cinema to four days.

Films are screened in their original language with Slovene subtitles. Films that are not in English will be accompanied by both Slovene and English subtitles. Screenings are able to proceed in the event of rain.


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Monday, 27.8.

On Our Own Land 70! / Na svoji zemlji 70!

France Štiglic, Slovenija, 1948, 108 min

i/c: Lojze Potokar, Franc Presetnik, Mileva Zakrajšek, Štefka Drolc

A celebratory screening of France Štiglic’s film dedicated to Štefka Drolc under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, on the 70th anniversary of the first Slovenian sound feature film. In co-operation with the Slovenian Film Centre.

The epic war drama about Slovenia’s National Liberation Struggle directed by France Štiglic (The Valley of Peace) was the first Slovenian feature-length sound feature film as well as the first Slovenian (Yugoslav) entry into the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was presented in competition in 1949.

Tuesday, 28.8.

2001: A Space Odyssey / 2001: Odiseja v vesolju

Stanley Kubrick, Velika Britanija / ZDA, 1968

i/c: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

The new 4K digital restoration is screened in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary.

Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking and visionary space epic, co-written by Arthur C. Clarke boasts pioneering Academy Award-winning special effects and is considered one of the most influential and provocative films of all time. An awe-inspiring science fiction masterpiece that should only be seen on the big screen.

Wednesday, 29.8.

Sommaren med Monika / Poletje z Moniko

Ingmar Bergman, Švedska, 1953, 96 min

i/c: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell, Naemi Briese

Screened in celebration of the centenary of the birth of Ingmar Bergman. In cooperation with the Slovenian Cinematheque.

Touted by critics as “Bergman's most erotic film” and championed by the future talents of the French New Wave, Ingmar Bergman’s early masterpiece Summer with Monika is a sensuous and ultimately ravaging tale of young love, the pressures of gender roles and the hardships of working-class youth, captured in mesmerising atmospheric visuals by cinematographer Gunnar Fischer.

Thursday, 30.8.

The Spirit of '68! / V duhu leta '68!

Monterey Pop

D. A. Pennebaker, ZDA, 1968, 79 min

i/c: Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, “Mama” Cass Elliot, Jimi Hendrix, Grace Slick

The new 4K digital restoration is screened in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary.

With his characteristic vérité style – and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock – D.A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalising moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass watching Janis Joplin’s performance in awe.