Open-Air Film Festival to Take Place in Ljubljana
From July 13th to August 5th, in the courtyard of Ljubljana Castle as part of the "Film under the Stars" series, a selection of the best international and Slovenian films of the current season will be shown. This is reported by The Slovenia Times.
Screenings will take place daily at 9:30 PM. Films will be shown in their original language with Slovenian subtitles, and non-English films will also be subtitled in English. Tickets are already on sale. In case of unfavorable weather conditions, the screening will take place the next day at 9:00 PM at Kinodvor. Two alternative screenings will be available for premiere screenings at Kinodvor.
The first screening will feature the premiere of two films: the Slovenian-French animated short film "Grandma's Sex Life," which received the European Film Award and the César for Best Animated Short Film, and Dominik Mencej's road movie "Riders," which won the Audience Award at the Slovenian Film Festival.
In addition, the festival program includes five premieres, including the Italian film "Nostalgia" by Mario Martone and Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" about J. Robert Oppenheimer, often referred to as the "father of the atomic bomb."
Furthermore, on July 27th, the winner of this year's "Palme d'Or," "Anatomy of a Fall" by Justine Triet, will be screened, and on August 2nd, the film "Past Lives" by Céline Sciamma, which received much acclaim at this year's Sundance and Berlin film festivals.
The event will conclude on August 5th with one of the most anticipated films of the year, "The City of Asteroid" by American director Wes Anderson. For 15 years, he has been the most popular director at Kinodvor, the art cinema in Ljubljana, which is also a co-organizer of the open-air cinema series.
As part of the cinema's anniversary, his 2014 film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has been included in the program as the most popular film to date at Kinodvor cinema.
It is worth noting that preparations for the construction of the main building of the local film village in the Põhja-Tallinn district of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, are nearing completion. As of today, the company AS Tallinna Arendused has invested approximately 450,000 euros in planning and preparatory work for this facility.