Film Under the Stars
On summer nights the stars come out in (and above) the courtyard of Ljubljana Castle. Every year the city cinema Kinodvor and Ljubljana Castle present the very best films of the past season, as well as some much-anticipated premieres and avant premieres. 

Open-air Cinema at the Ljubljana Castle
From 5th to 29 July 2017, every day at 21:30

Organized by Kinodvor in cooperation with Ljubljana Castle.

On midsummer nights, film stars come to life in the courtyard of Ljubljana Castle. A programme of this season’s best films has once again been put together by Kinodvor, in collaboration with the City of Ljubljana and Ljubljana Castle. This year, five films will have their Slovene Premiere or Avant Premiere at the open-air cinema in the Castle courtyard.
Films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. English spoken films are screened with Slovene subtitles only.
Advance ticket sales begin June 14.
In the event of cancellation, films will be screened the following evening at 21:30 at Kinodvor. In the case of a Premiere or Avant Premiere cancellation, there will be two additional screenings the following evening, at 19:00 and 21:30, at Kinodvor.

Wednesday, 5. 7.: Opening Night! La Tortue rouge The Red Turtle, Michaël Dudok de Wit, Francija / Belgija / Japonska, 2016, 80' (no dialogue)
+ prefeature short: Nočna ptica (Nighthawk), Špela Čadež, Slovenija, 2016, 8' (English subtitles)
Thursday, 6. 7: Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan, ZDA, 2016, 137'
Friday, 7. 7.: Peugeot Avant Premiere: L’odyssée (The Odyssey), Jérôme Salle, Francija, 2016, 122' (English subtitles)
Saturday, 8. 7.: La La Land, Damien Chazelle, ZDA, 2016, 128'
Sunday, 9. 7.: Elle, Paul Verhoeven, Francija / Nemčija, 2016, 130'  (English subtitles)
Monday, 10. 7.: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Gareth Edwards, ZDA, 2016, 133’
Tuesday, 11. 7.: Avant Premiere: Lady Macbeth , William Oldroyd, VB, 2016, 89'
Wednesday, 12. 7.: Nočno življenje (Nightlife), Damjan Kozole, Slovenija / Makedonija / BiH, 2016, 85' (English subtitles)
Thursday, 13. 7.: Toni Erdmann (Toni Erdmann), Maren Ade, Nemčija / Avstrija, 2016, 162' (English subtitles)
Friday, 14. 7.: Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford, ZDA, 2016, 116'
Saturday, 15. 7.: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, Ron Howard, VB / ZDA, 2016, 137'
Sunday, 16. 7.: Paterson, Jim Jarmusch, Francija / Nemčija / ZDA, 2016, 118'
Monday, 17. 7.: L'effet aquatique (The Together Project), Sólveig Anspach, Islandija / Francija, 2016, 85'  (English subtitles)
Tuesday, 18. 7.: I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach, VB / Francija / Belgija, 2016, 100’

No screening on Wednesday, 19. 7.

Thursday, 20. 7.: Premiere: Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan, Nizozemska / VB / Francija / ZDA, 2017
Friday, 21. 7.: Lion, Garth Davis, Avstralija, 2016, 118'
Saturday, 22. 7.: Arrival, Denis Villeneuve, ZDA, 2016, 116'
Sunday, 23. 7.: Jackie, Pablo Larraín, ZDA / Čile / Francija, 2016, 99' 
Monday, 24. 7.: Juste la fin du monde (It's Only the End of the World), Xavier Dolan, Kanada / Francija, 2016, 97’  (English subtitles)
Tuesday, 25. 7.: Avant Premiere: Toivon tuolla puolen (The Other Side of Hope), Aki Kaurismäki, Finska / Nemčija, 2017, 98’  (English subtitles)
Wednesday, 26. 7.: Liberation Day, Uģis Olte, Morten Traavik, Norveška / Latvija / VB / Slovenija, 2016, 100' 
Thursday, 27. 7.: Love & Friendship, Whit Stillman, Irska / Nizozemska / Francija / ZDA / VB, 2016, 92' 
Friday, 28. 7.: Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, ZDA, 2016, 111' 
Saturday, 29. 7.: Vikend Avant Premiere: Na mlečnom putu (On the Milky Road), Emir Kusturica, Srbija / VB / ZDA, 2016, 125’ (English subtitles)

Ticket price: 4,5 EUR; Premieres and Avant Premieres (Dunkirk, The Odyssey, Lady Macbeth, The Other Side of Hope, On the Milky Road): 5,5 EUR. No discounts. Reserving tickets for Film Under the Stars is not possible.

Kinodvor Box Office (open daily, one hour before the first screening at Kinodvor)
T: + 386 1 239 22 17

Sales Points at Ljubljana Castle and Lower Funicular Station (open daily from 9:00), and online sales at and all sales points (including Petrol gas stations and Kompas tourist offices throughout Slovenia).
T: + 386 1 306 42 93

In the event of rain, screenings will be cancelled. The cancelled film will be screened the following evening at 21:30 at Kinodvor. In the case of a Premiere or Avant Premiere cancellation, there will be two additional screenings at Kinodvor the following evening, at 19:00 and 21:30.

Tickets to the cancelled screening may be exchanged for:

  • tickets to the substitute screening at Kinodvor: available at the Kinodvor box office until seating capacity is reached (please note: there are 1000 seats in the Castle courtyard and only 197 seats at Kinodvor),
  • tickets to any other screening of Film Under the Stars: available at the box offices of the Ljubljana Castle Entrance Pavilion and Information Centre,
  • cash refund: to be collected from the place of purchase until August 7, 2017. After this date tickets cannot be refunded.

Cancellations will be announced at and by 20:00 on the day of the scheduled screening. 

We recommend reaching Ljubljana Castle on foot or by funicular railway. Funicular Railway: the price of return tickets for Film Under the Stars audience members is 3 EUR. Tickets to screenings are also available at the Lower Funicular Station. Free Parking: during Film Under the Stars, free parking is available at Vodnik Square (Market place) from 19:30 to 02:00.

Vanishing Cultures, a photographic exhibition by National Geographic Slovenia, and the Plečnik Above the City exhibition.

During Film Under the Stars, the castle’s courtyard restaurant offers a special cinematic menu and snacks. Indulge in delightful summer dishes and enter the magical world of cinema.
M: + 386 31 301 777, E:

The Castle Coffee House offers delicious aromatic coffee, excellent sweets, exquisite Slovenian wine, and a selection of soft drinks and snacks.
T: +386 1 439 41 40, E:

“Long for its dishes Ljubljana was known…” Taste our ancestors’ food at Strelec Restaurant. Take in the castle ambience, noble scents and medieval curiosities, where everything is superb down to the finest detail.
M: +386 31 687 648, E:

Organizers (besides Kinodvor)

Ljubljanski grad
Kinodvor Public Institution is founded by:
Ljubljana - European Green Capital 2016


Media partners:
Medijski partnerji


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