Ljubljana 2003

  • Ron Holloway


LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003 It was a festival of superlatives - the 14th Ljubljana International Film Festival, scheduled 7-21 November 2003. Under the aegis of Jelka Stergel, one of the first festival directors to introduce "beam subtitling" to accommodate audiences with computerized Slovenian subtitles, the Ljubljana audience has mushroomed to an attendance of over 40,000 at six venues over the two-week stretch. Over the years, LIFFE (the festival's nickname), together with the Slovenian Film Archive, has played an important role in sparking a national film revival. Indeed, young SloveniĀ­an directors - Jan Cvitkovic (Bread and Milk), Hana A. W. Slak (Blind Spot), Maya Weiss (Guardian of the Frontier), Janez Burger (Idle RunĀ­ning), Damjan Kozole (Spare Parts), Igor Sterk (Express, Express), Andrej Kosak (The Outsider), Saso Podgorsek (Sweet Dreams), Metod Povec (Carmen), Janez Lapajne (Rustling Landscapes), Vojko Anzeljc (The Last Supper), Martin Srebotnjak (Ode to the Poet), among others...