Film Under the Stars 2018
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 first public screening in Slovenia in the Castle courtyard.
Films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. English spoken films are screened with Slovenian subtitles only.
Men Don't Cry Muškarci ne plaču
Alen Drljević / Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia / 2017 / 98 min / Bosnian
Two decades after the Yugoslav Wars, a group of veterans gather at a remote mountain hotel to undergo therapy. But in this volatile situation each wrong look or imprudent remark can trigger a new conflict. An intense drama, boasting a cast of top Balkan actors.
Lady Bird Lady Bird
Greta Gerwig / USA / 2017 / 94 min / English / 14+
Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Martin McDonagh / United Kingdom, USA / 2017 / 115 min / English
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town’s revered chief of police. A darkly comedic drama from director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).
The Square The Square
Ruben Östlund / Sweden, France, Denmark, Germany / 2017 / 151 min / English, Danish, Swedish
Ruben Östlund’s provocative social satire examines the state of a society characterised by growing individualism and diminished empathy. Winner of the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes and Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
Darkest Hour Darkest Hour
Joe Wright / USA, United Kingdom / 2017 / 125 min / English, French, German
During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. While manoeuvring his political rivals, the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.
Janez Burger / Slovenia, Croatia / 2017 / 94 min / Italian, Slovene
After young Mara gives birth to Ivan, a chain of unexpected events is set in motion. Ivan’s father, a married businessman whom Mara obsessively loves, goes missing. When she finds out that he is accused of a white-collar crime, she finds herself in an impossible situation of having to choose between her child and the man she loves.
Call Me by Your Name Call Me by Your Name
Luca Guadagnino / Italy, USA, France, Brazil / 2017 / 131 min / English, French, Italian, German / 16+
A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, directed by Luca Guadagnino and based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.
The Death of Stalin The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci / United Kingdom, France / 2017 / 107 min / English
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (In the Loop).
The Shape of Water The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro / USA / 2017 / 119 min / English
From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America.
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
Gus Van Sant / USA / 2018 / 113 min / English
Based on the biography of cult American caricaturist John Calahan, director Gus Van Sant produces a warn and whimsical film about the healing power of art.