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Cinema as a litmus test or catalyst of society?

Round table with the festival’s international guests.

The making and public screening of auteur films is inevitably informed by the current social and historical context. This makes developments in society a more or less vital factor in the creative film production process, as well as the films’ exhibition and audience reception. What is the social role of auteur cinema in Europe today? Is cinema a litmus test for significant social change, or is it a catalyst that accelerates it? How important are these considerations for film and festival professionals, if at all? And who in the public sphere should be interested in getting answers?

The guests of the round table will be the director of the film Natura Matti Harju, the director of the film The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Who Lived for Twenty and Eight Years All Alone on an Inhabited Island and Said It Was His Benjamin Deboosere and film critic and the Festival of Migrant Film and Kino Otok – Isola Cinema Programme Board member Petra Meterc.

Chaired by Nadina Štefančič. The event will be in English. Free admission.


Location: Manzioli Palace, Izola
Date: 09. June 2023
Time: 15:00
Program category: Pro Otok
Section category: Pro Otok