11 Aug Revealing program and guests of the 17th Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival
An interesting conversation about humanism and cinephilia can be expected with the Serbian director Ivan Ikić, whose Oasis (2020) boasts an abundant collection of awards and recognitions from world festivals. The story of the love triangle in a youth institution with special needs is an explosive outburst of detail that weaves the tangible substance of life. The director’s method of working with naturalists who play fictional characters unobtrusively elevates the banal nuances of everyday life into the spheres of poetry and truth.
At the festival we will also be joined by the important Catalan director Marc Recha, whose retrospective will take place after the screening in Izola at the Kinodvor and the Slovenian Cinematheque. In Izola, in the company of the author, we will watch the film August Days (Dies d’agost, 2005), which passes between a documentary essay and fiction and which speaks especially first-person, as Marc Recha and his brother David are at the heart of the story. The author will also join us in October at the retrospective screenings in Ljubljana.
We look forward to soon sparking conversations under the Otok screens and express diverse opinions about the film and about the world and the people the film reflects. The full film and accompanying program and festival schedule are available at this link!
The producer of the festival is Otok, Institute for the development of film culture. The co-producers of the festival are the Center for Culture, Sport and Events Izola, the Slovenian Cinematheque and Kinoatelje. The city cinema Kinodvor from Ljubljana 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: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Izola, the European Commission’s Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-program, the European Commission and the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.