Warming up before the 17th Kino Otok – Isola Cinema festival

The 17th International Film Festival Kino Otok will take place in Izola between the 25th and 29th of August 2021. The entire program of this year’s edition will be known at the end of July and from then on there will be several warm up events in Izola, Nova Gorica and Ljubljana. There will be a special opportunity for film socializing on the 29th of July 2021 at the Arrigoni Open-Air Cinema in Izola, where the premiere of the international film and music event will take place. Short silent films by the American comedian Buster Keaton will be shown, and the original live music will be provided by Croatian art rockers Porto Morto, a mini big band from Zagreb with many musical influences. The program was created in collaboration with the Motovun Film Festival and the British specialized organization for film and music events Live Cinema UK.
 

 

Izola: silent films with Buster Keaton and live music of Porto Morto at the Arrigoni Open Air Cinema

On Thursday, July 29 2021, at 9 PM, the Arrigoni Open Air Cinema in Izola will host the premiere of a special film event that combines classic silent film with contemporary live music.

There will be four short silent films starring American comedian Buster Keaton, the giant of the silent film period: Week (One Week, 1920, 25′), Theater (The Play House, 1921, 23′), The Secret Sign (The High Sign, 1921, 21′), The Cops (Cops, 1922, 33′). Croatian live rockers Porto Morto, a mini big band from Zagreb with many musical influences, will provide original live music.

The program was created in cooperation with the Motovun Film Festival and the British specialized organization for film and music events Live Cinema UK, as part of the international project Kino Istra. We are preparing the event in cooperation with the Izola Centre for Culture, Sport and Events, which is a co-producer of the festival. In case of bad weather, the event will take place in the Izola Cultural Centre.

Nova Gorica: Lucio Dalla and his song of Italy at the Silvano Furlan Open Air Cinema

On Sunday, the 1st of August 2021, at 9 PM, the latest documentary by Pietro Marcello entitled Per Lucio (Italy, 2021, 78′) will be premiered at the Silvan Furlan Open-Air Cinema in Nova Gorica. It is a tribute to the great Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla through the statements of two of his friends and picturesque scenes of his native Bologna narrates of lesser known episodes of the musician’s life and the life of Italy. Timeless music and poetry, as well as archival recordings, depict the multi-layered Italy of the second half of the last century.

The screening is being prepared in cooperation with the Gorizia Kinoatelje, which is the co-producer of the festival. In case of bad weather, the event will take place at the Cultural Centre in Nova Gorica.

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.

We warmly recommend that you follow us online for the latest information on the implementation of events, possible relocations of screenings due to bad weather and other issues: isolacinema.org, facebook.com/kino.otok, instagram.com/kinootok_isolacinema.

The implementation will take place in a situation-adapted format and taking into account all applicable preventive measures and instructions.

 

The producer of the festival is Otok, an institute for the development of film culture.The co-producers of the festival are the Izola Centre for Culture, Sport and Events, the Slovenian Cinematheque and Kinoatelje. The city cinema Kinodvor and the Italian self-governing national community of Izola are partners of the festival.


The 17th edition of the Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival is supported by the following public co-financiers: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Izola, subprogram of the European Commission Creative Europe – MEDIA, European Commission and Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.