Open-air Cinema at Congress Square 2020
Kinodvor organises the admission-free Open-Air Cinema at Congress Square to mark important historical anniversaries.
On the opening night of the 2020 edition we marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with Charlie Chaplin’s visionary satire The Great Dictator (1940). The following night, we presented John Sturges’ Western adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven (1960) to pay tribute to the legendary actor Yul Brunner on the occasion of his centenary. As a prelude to the retrospective of his opus at the Slovenian Cinematheque in early autumn, we screened Fellini’s Rome (1972) to mark the 100th anniversary of the maestro’s birth.
The Great Dictator The Great Dictator
Charles Chaplin / USA / 1940 / 125 min / Slovene subtitles, English / 13+
A barber wounded during the First World War returns home after 20 years within hospital walls. His shop has grown full of cobwebs and dust, but it is the hateful graffiti on his shop window that takes him totally by surprise. Hynkel, the tyrannical dictator, and his henchmen persecute the barber, as well as the rest of the Jewish community, including the beautiful Hannah… A visionary satire that marked history, just as history itself left its mark on the film.
The Magnificent Seven The Magnificent Seven
John Sturges / USA / 1960 / 128 min / Spanish, English
Yul Brynner stars as one of seven master gunmen pitted against an army of marauding bandits in this rousing action tale that launched the film careers of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn.
Fellini's Rome Roma
Federico Fellini / Italy, France / 1972 / 120 min / Italian
Fellini’s Rome is a virtually plotless autobiographical tribute to Rome, Italy, featuring narration by Fellini himself and a mixture of real-life footage and fictional set pieces. It flows from episode to episode, beginning with the director’s early years arriving in Rome in 1931 during the time of Mussolini. He visits the city with classmates and becomes infatuated…