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Festival Opening Animateka 2022 Odprtje festivala Animateka 2022

različni avtorji / various / 78 min

To mark the opening of Animateka, we are showing a set of films selected by the festival jury.

Padec / La Chute / The Fall
Boris Labbé (Sacrebleu Productions)
France, 2018, digital, 14'22"

As celestial beings descend to Earth vitiating its population, the world’s order unbalances. This is the beginning of a tragic fall that leads to the birth of crucial opposites: Hell and Heaven’s circles.

Ideja / L'idée
Berthold Bartosch (independent)
France, 1932, 25'00''

An animated narrative on the theme of humanity's response to ideals, this film traces the story of an artist who sends his abstract ideal out into the world. His artistic conception is rejected and exploited by the ruling powers of business, religion and the military. As the titles make clear, Bartosch's conclusion is that "men live and die for an idea... the idea is immortal. You can persecute it, judge it, forbid it, condemn it to death. But the idea continues to live in the minds of men."

Turbina / Turbine
Alex Boya (National Film Board of Canada)
Canada, 2018, 08'30''

A war pilot crash-lands through his apartment window. When his wife returns from work, she discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine. He’s also fallen in love with their kitchen ceiling fan. To save their faltering marriage, his wife decides she will no longer let her humanity get in the way of love.

Inglorious Liaisons
Chloé Alliez, Violette Delvoye (Vivement Lundi !/Zorobabel)
France, Belgium, 2021, 11'03''

Tonight, Lucie, Maya, and their friends are having a big party. Even Jimmy has come: he’s there for Maya, everyone knows it. But at the moment when everything is supposed to happen, hidden feelings, tender and confused, surface for Maya and Lucie. It’s difficult making sense of them in this evening driven by alcohol that flows freely, a tear-jerking playlist, and raging hormones.

Sedem na en mah
Saša Dobrila (Triglav film)
Yugoslavia (Slovenia), 1952, 11'00''

One day, an ingenious little tailor hits seven flies with one slap. The news of his “feat” spreads like wildfire across the kingdom, and now he must face a giant who is pestering the city and its people.

A screening of a digitised copy of the first Slovenian animation to mark the 70th anniversary of its premiere and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Saša Dobrila.

Boris Labbé (independent)
France, 2016, 07'52''

A trip towards abstraction, as a hypothesis on how mountains might have been formed.

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Triangle of Sadness Triangle of Sadness

Ruben Östlund

Thursday, 08. 12. 2022 / 17:30 / Main Hall

Ruben Östlund’s uncompromising satire discloses the shallowness of the fashion industry and opens up a space for a confrontation between capitalism and communism. Winner of the 2022 Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

Last Screening

Three Minutes – A Lengthening Three Minutes – A Lengthening

Bianca Stigter

Thursday, 08. 12. 2022 / 18:30 / Small Hall

With an archaeologist-like approach, Bianca Stigter is studying in detail every frame of a three-minute home movie recorded in 1938 in a small Jewish town in Poland, to bring to life a community that disappeared during World War II. The essay on history, memory and film is narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.


Both Sides of the Blade Avec amour et acharnement

Claire Denis

Thursday, 08. 12. 2022 / 20:30 / Main Hall

A drama about the rollercoaster of emotions and the devastating consequences of the violent passion aroused in a middle-aged woman by a chance encounter with her ex-lover.