Open-air Cinema at Congress Square
In 2019, the annual Open-air Cinema at Congress Square’s four-day program, which the city cinema is preparing in dedication to significant landmarks in the history of film and the city, will be dedicated to celebrating comedy in film. The event will open with Ninotchka, directed by legendary director of classic Hollywood film, Ernst Lubitsch. The film, whose witty fusion of political satire and romantic comedy and gave Greta Garbo her first comic role, along with ‘the Lubitsch Touch’, this year celebrates its 80th anniversary. As an introduction to the Slovenian Cinemateque’s autumn retrospective on Jean Renoir, we will present Elena and Her Men (Paris Does Strange Things) in which Ingrid Bergman finds herself in a whirlwind of love and political intrigue in the director’s dizzying and colourful romantic comedy. For the 60th birthday of ‘the funniest film of all time’, Billy Wilder’s masterpiece Some Like it Hot, we will gasp at the breathtaking performances of Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and the timeless Marilyn Monroe, all at the top of their game. Our program will this year conclude with anarchic satire on institutional religion and playful parody on Hollywood’s Biblical spectacles, Life of Brian, directed by and starring legendary British comedy troupe, Monty Python.
We are delighted to offer free admission to allow everyone to join us in celebrating the art of film.
Films are screened in their original language with Slovene subtitles. Elena and Her Men (Paris Does Strange Things) will be screened with both Slovene and English subtitles.
Elena and Her Men (Paris Does Strange Things) Eléna et les Hommes
Tuesday, 27. 08. 2019 / 21:00 / Congress Square
In Jean Renoir’s giddy romantic comedy, set amid the splendour of fin-de-siècle Paris, a radiant Ingrid Bergman finds herself frolicking through whirlwind romances and political intrigues.
Some Like It Hot Some Like It Hot
Wednesday, 28. 08. 2019 / 21:00 / Congress Square
A deliriously funny and sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder, featuring landmark performances by Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and the irresistibly magnetising Marilyn Monroe. Unleashing an endless barrage of comical situations and witty one-liners, Some Like It Hot has been voted the funniest screen comedy of all time by the American Film Institute.
Films are screened in their original language with Slovene subtitles. Films that are not in English will be accompanied by both Slovene and English subtitles.
Screenings are able to proceed in the event of rain.