The Slovenia Times

German-speaking film at Slovenian Cinematheque

Nov 2 - Nov 5

The annual Days of German-speaking Film at the Slovenian Cinematheque in Ljubljana brings five feature films and one documentary made in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

The series opens with Journey into the Desert, a biopic-drama about Austrian poet and author Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) in what is the latest film by German director, screenwriter and actress Margarethe von Trotta.

The Mies van der Rohes by Swiss director Sabina Gisiger will be screened on 3 November, telling a story about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe told by the women around the iconic Swiss-American architect.

It will be followed by Feminism WTF, a 2022 Austrian documentary about feminism and gender equality written, produced and directed by Katharina M├╝ckstein.

Screened the next day will be First Snow of Summer (2022) by Austria's Chris Raiber, a romantic story about a boy who had made a vow in his childhood that he would never fall in love, because he does not want to follow in his father's footsteps.

Later in the evening, Measures of Men, a 2023 German drama film directed by Lars Kraume about ethnologist Alexander Hoffmann, will be screened.

The series will conclude with a re-run of the film about Ingeborg Bachmann and The Teachers' Lounge (2023) by Ilker Catak, which speaks about the disillusionment of a young and dedicated teacher at her first job in a high school.

The Slovenian Cinematheque hosts the Days of German-speaking Film in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe-Institut Ljubljana and the Swiss Embassy.