FNE at Cannes 2016: Slovenian Cinema in Cannes

By Slovenian Film Centre

    South-East European Pavillion, Village International Riviera n.134

    Slovenian Films in Cannes

    The Valley of Peace by France ŠtiglicTHE VALLEY OF PEACE by France Štiglic
    Yugoslavia/Slovenia | 1957 | 90 min

    Slovenia, WWII: two young orphans, a German girl Lot­ti (Eveline Wohlfeiler) and a Slovenian boy Marko (Tugo Štiglic), escape from a town which has been just been bombed in a US air-raid. They have heard someone talk about a lost valley where there is always peace and they set out to find it. Right above them, an African-American pilot parachutes from his fighter plane shot down by the German army. Ser­geant Jim (John Kitzmiller) discovers the children, but he can’t bring himself to leave them to their fate – even if they slow down his escape. Both Germans and partisans know that the pilot has survived. Which one of them will find him first?


    Wednesday 18 / 21:00 / Salle Buñuel

    NIGHTLIFE by Damjan Kozole
    Slovenia / 2016 / 93'

    One night, a high-profile attorney is found on the pavement along the main road through Ljubljana. He is barely conscious, lying in a pool of blood, and covered in dog bites. Doctors at the Nightlife by Damjan Kozolemedical center fight to keep him alive while his wife, in shock, confronts her deepest fears. During the course of this night, she will break every moral standard she has stood up for in her life.

    14 May | 11:30 | Palais D

    COME ALONG by Igor Šterk
    Slovenia | 2016 | 83'

    In search of the best photo for the school competition, four thirteen-year-old pupils head to remote hills. The competition for awards turns into a struggle for survival. A story about growing up, love, friendship and heroism. The warm but suspenseful and occasionally spine-chilling film focuses on what happens in the today’s world when technology stops working and the ‘primal’ human instincts come to light.

    15 May / 14:00 / Palais E

    Slovenia | 2016 | 90'

    In March 1961, Yugoslavia sold its secret space programme to the US. Two months later Kennedy announced that the US would go to the Moon. Many people believe that Yugoslavia’s president Tito saved the USA’s ‘reputation’ in the space race by selling them Yugoslav space flight technology. The story of the film is based on real-life facts and inspired by real events.

    17 May / 15:30 / Palais D

    A COMEDY OF TEARS by Marko Sosič
    Slovenia | 2016 | 75'Comedy of Tears by Marko Sosič

    Albert is an elderly man – a cynic, choleric, and racist. He is in a wheelchair, living in a spacious flat in Trieste, immersed in his solitary obsessive memory fragments involving the unresolved relations with his family members whom he had distanced himself from a long time ago. His only contacts with reality are Ida, an educated middle-aged lady who comes from Istria to Albert’s place twice a week in order to clean up, cook for him and bathe him.

    16 May / 13:30 / Palais B