14th edition of Kino Otok Isola Cinema is stirring cinemas with emotions and deliberations

14th edition of Kino Otok Isola Cinema is stirring cinemas with emotions and deliberations

On the second festival day of the 14th edition of Kino Otok – Isola Cinema international film festival we will once again share our thoughts and emotions through conversations with our guests. At 21:00 at the Manzioli open-air cinema we will travel from Portugal to Cape Verde with Djon África (João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis,Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, 2018) , a road movie by João Miller Guerra and Filipa Reis. At the same time Art Cinema Odeon will host Jupiter’s Moons (Kornél Mundruczó, Hungar/ Germany, 2017) , a portrait of a young Syrian refugee in Budapest Aryan, by Kornél Mundruczó.

Today is also the first festival day for FOCUS, an international training and networking event for less visible film professions.

In the afternoon the FOCUS event will feature a masterclass with one of the most famous sound editors, Paul Davies, who edited films like You Were Never Really Here and We need to talk about Kevin by Lynne Ramsay. This year FOCUS is also available on Vimeo, where users have the access to the guests’ work.

Odeon’s festival programme will be accompanied by conversations with guests.At 11:00 at the Art Cinema Odeon Georgian director Rati Orneli presented his feature film City of the Sun (Mzis Qalagi, Georgia/USA/Qatar/the Netherlands, 2017), a semi- abandoned mining town where the lives, dreams and destinies of extraordinary characters unfold amidst the ruins. The director will present his film as a stuy case. Art Cinema Odeon will be screening Sandro Baldoni’s The Big Shake (La botta grossa , Sandro Baldoni, Italy, 2017) , which was already played on Saturday at Martinc Square in Koper, as the first film of Otok in Koper Capodistria. After that at Art Cinema Odeon a Tommaso Mottola, a film director from neighbouring Italy, and Gørild Mauseth , a Norwegian actress, will present their film Karenina and I, In collaboration with Trieste Film Festival (Tommaso Mottola, Norway, 2017, 85’). It is documentary about the long journey to Vladivostok via the Trans-Siberian Railway on which the actress is learning the language and discovering Tolstoy and his beloved heroine Anna, but also – herself.

At 19:00 we will run wild with Damian Nenadić’ s Days of Madness (Nori dnevi/Dani ludila, Damian Nenadić, Croatia, Slovenia, 2018), a film that takes us to the usually hidden and, foremost, an uncomfortable or even offensive world of people who are psychologically “different”, easily discarded by society and branded as patients. Oliver Sertić, the producer of the film, and Mladen Bađun, one of the protagonists, will join us. The open-air cinema of the Video on the Beach section will move us Beyond Fear, followed by the nightly music programme at the Lighthouse beach.

The Manzioli Palace will be hosting expert panel about good practices of cinemas in collaboration with the Slovenian Art Cinema Association. The expert panel together with FOCUS and other events is part of PRO OTOK, a programme intended for film professionals and other interested audiences.

Meanwhile at Ljubljana’s Kinodvor Bikini Moon (Milčo Mančevski, USA, 2017), a powerful stampede of images and (multiple) narrative twists and turns, will be playing. Kinogledališče in Tolmin will be screening Playing Men (Matjaž Ivanišin, Slovenia, Croatia, 2017 ). In Sežana, Kosovel Culture House will be playing Pedro Pinho’s The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada, Portugal, 2017).