Ljubljana: The Village Detective: a song cycle in the Open-Air Cinema of the Slovenian Cinematheque on the Museum platform
On Monday, the 9th of August 2021, at 9.30 PM in the Open-Air Cinema of the Slovenian Cinematheque on the Museum platform in Ljubljana, the latest documentary by Bill Morrison, which years ago was a resounding guest at Kino Otok, entitled The Village Detective: a song cycle (Bill Morrison, USA, 2021, 81′). A shot from the Icelandic coast, the reels of a film starring popular Soviet actor Mikhail Zharov were discovered in a fishing net. Morrison combines the found film with the original music of David Lang and intertwines with footage from Zharov’s extensive filmography – a compound is created that evokes reflection on how the currents of life, history and art are preserved and crossed on celluloid.
The screening is being prepared in cooperation with the Slovenian Cinematheque, which is a co-producer of the festival. In case of bad weather, the projection is canceled.
Public presentation of the program in Ljubljana and Izola
At the end of July, the entire film and accompanying program of the 17th Kino Otok – Isola Cinema festival will be revealed. Press conferences and public presentations of the program will take place on Tuesday, the 27th of July 2021, at 11 AM in front of Kino Šiška in Ljubljana and on Thursday, the 29th of July 2021, at 11 AM on the platform of the Izola Culture Centre. We will present live this year’s film and accompanying program, filmmakers who will join us this year as guests, as well as news and other highlights about this year’s festival. The presentations are intended for journalists, filmmakers, film lovers, collaborators of Kino Otok and old and new friends of the festival. In case of bad weather, the events will take place under the roof of Ljubljana’s Kino Šiška and Izola Culture Centre.