Screening and talk
Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 9 pm
Škuc Gallery, Stari trg 21, Ljubljana
The new season of screenings and talks in the inner courtyard of the Škuc Gallery VideoGarden (VideoDvorišče) is opening with a selection of socially engaged documentaries and short films that have been made in recent years at the summer international workshops of the documentary film by Luksuz produkcija in Krško. The DIVA Station archive received a large number of films by Luksuz produkcija, which were the basis for this selection. The screening will be accompanied by a conversation with the representative of Luksuz produkcija Tom Gomizelj.
Selection from international summer film workshops by Luksuz produkcija
Curator: Vesna Bukovec (SCCA-Ljubljana)
The selected films address the themes of diversity, freedom and alternative ways of living and creating. The documentary Rog from 2015 is a valuable record of an alternative space in Ljubljana which we lost this year. The short film Lunch on the Lawn is a story about a homeless man and a bicycle. The authors drew inspiration from the Italian film classic Bicycle Thieves. The short experimental film Only Breathing quotes a 13th-century poem by the Persian poet Rumi, which thematizes the diversity, uniqueness and excommunication of the individual from society and highlights the freedom of the individual regardless of skin color, religion or social status. In the documentary What We Do, Blaž, a person with Down syndrome, presents his workday at the Druga Violina restaurant in Ljubljana. Followed by another documentary about alternative spaces from ten years ago follows, which presents The Metelkova Story. The documentary portrait Nenad presents a security guard working in the gay nightclub Tiffany, whom we meet in the documentary portrait of the same name. The selection ends with the film God’s Mistake, in which the performer Salomé talks about her life, gender reassignment and the problems she had in her childhood and youth because she was born in the wrong body.
2015, 9′ 30”; in Slovene
2013, 7′ 57”, in Slovene, Eng. subtitles
2017, 3′ 7”; in Farsi, Eng. subtitles
2013, 8′ 12”; in Slovene, Eng. subtitles
2011, 10′ 25”; in English
2017, 5′ 34”; in Slovene, Eng. subtitles
2014, 22′ 39”; in Slovene, Eng. subtitles
The Association of Soft Landing Allies (Društvo zaveznikov mehkega pristanka (DZMP), Krško) was founded by a group of young people in 1995 in response to the lack of cultural events for young people and the general insensitivity to the plight of others. They prepare many projects in the fields of youth culture, contemporary arts, non-formal education, ecology, social and humanitarian activities. They connect youth and culture, with their work they try to alleviate hardships and support various marginal social groups. The DZMP is one of the pioneers in the democratization of film as a medium and artistic means in Slovenia. Luksuz produkcija has been operating within the DZMP since 2001. They focus mainly on media education of young people and the production of socially engaged documentaries. Every year, they make over 50 short films, which regularly win awards at festivals at home and abroad. They managed to attract mentors, established and internationally renowned filmmakers such as directors Želimir Žilnik, Igor Bezinović, Nebojša Slijepčević, Boris Petković, Marko Cvejić and others.
Consortium Veliki plan (Close-up) – creation, reflection, education and care for independent (short) film and video consists of: Association of Soft Landing Allies (DZMP), Association for the Promotion of Short Film Kraken, SCCA, Institute for Contemporary Art – Ljubljana and Association for Dissemination of Film Culture Kino!
Photo: Qëndresë Deda
Organization: SCCA-Ljubljana / DIVA Station, Kraken Society, DZMP / Luksuz produkcija Škuc Gallery
Kraken Society, DZMP and SCCA-Ljubljana are part of the Veliki plan (Close-up) Consortium and supported by the Ministry of Public Administration.
The program of SCCA-Ljubljana is supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana.