FOCUS COUNTRY – SLOVENIA
BEAST PRESENTS THIS YEAR’S FOCUS COUNTRY - SLOVENIA!
Every year the festival dedicates part of its program to the film scene of a country, in its FOCUS COUNTRY section.
This year, the country in focus is Slovenia, with a vast and diverse programming proposal, created with the support of the Slovenian Film Center and the Slovenian Cinematheque.
Throughout this programme, we will showcase a diverse array of screenings of feature and short films, with film school visits, two retrospectives, and a highlight of Slovenian cinema within our recurring Queer Focus programme.
FOCUS SLOVENIA features a range of unique activities that celebrate the contemporary cinematographic culture of Slovenia and ensure a valuable contribution to the region.
Today the festival shares the first titles for this new edition, giving a glimpse of the Focus Slovenia programme: Opening Films, Queer Focus film, and two School Visit programmes.
Granny’s Sexual Life (2021), directed by Urska Djukic
Steakhouse (2021), directed by Špela Čadež
Sisters (2022), directed by Kukla
LGBT_SLO_1984 (2022), directed by Boris Petkovič
SCHOOL VISIT #1 – Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, Ljubljana
2030 (2022), directed by David Champaigne
The Password is Love (2021), directed by Sara Polanc
Others Remained Silent (2022), directed by Matic Štamcar
1/4 of a step (2022), directed by Katja Predan
SCHOOL VISIT #2 – Nova Gorica School of Arts, Nova Gorica
Encounter (2017), directed by Bihar & co
Kurent (2022), directed by Miha Reja
Srdohrd (2016), directed by Ester Ivakič
Soma (2019), directed by Sandra Jovanovska
White, black and true love (2021), directed by Anja Paternoster
Drive, a poem for my father (2018), directed by Irena Gatej
Distant Memory (2016), directed by Valerija Zabret
BEAST – International Film Festival will be hosted across a range of venues throughout Porto, including Batalha Centro de Cinema, Cinema Trindade, Cinema Passos Manuel, Casa das Artes, and OKNA – Espaço Cultural with the intention of bringing together both visiting and local cinema audiences. In addition to the more than 100 selected films, the festival’s programme extends to a series of exhibitions, workshops, and panel events.
More on the FOCUS COUNTRY programme and the full programme coming soon.
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