This was taken more than six years ago in Belgrade. I love the woman’s melancholy gaze breaking through the reflection of the clouds. It’s one of my all-time favorite shots, captured spontaneously while waiting for a red light to turn green.
Yesterday was LIFFe Day Eight, which means we’re two-thirds of the way through with the 24th Ljubljana International FilmFest. In case you missed something or are just now checking in, below is a quick recap of what’s appeared on Piran Café over the past 96 hours.
To duck out briefly from the afternoon and early evening chill and to give my mind a quick break from the ongoing Ljubljana Filmfest movie marathon, I made a brief return to more photo sorting and organizing and decided to stop here, at the entrance to the Cartagena Cathedral. I loved that door.
As the winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, ‘Child’s Pose’ lands in theaters with high expectations. Those prove a bit lofty to reach, but that doesn’t make this latest offering from the Romanian New Wave a disappointment.
What can make the happiest coal miner in the world happier still? Fulfilling a life-long dream of becoming an acrobat in the world’s greatest circus.
In 2010, the Iranian government handed filmmaker Jafar Panahi a six-year sentence for producing “propaganda against the state”. His response? Making two films by any means necessary or, at least, by those available to him.
One of them anyway. It’s definitely on the short list.
There’s plenty of sex, drugs and gore in Jon Baird’s high energy adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel Filth, a story of a corrupt drug-addled Edinburgh cop, and some wicked humor too. But not enough of anything else.
That’s the name of this piece by Slovenian artist Matej Jarc, currently on display as part of the 4th Independent Biennial, or Bienale neodvisnih, whose mission is to promote independent Slovenian illustration.
Has there been a vampire film more playful, smart and beautiful than Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive? If so, please do tell.
In this coming of age tale, French director Francois Ozon examines the unconventional route that a 17-year-old school girl chooses to explore her sexuality.
Today’s daily pic from the Slovenian capital –the 12th straight!– is of a lion I spotted on my way to a bakery this morning, who was trying to hide behind a layer of wayward vines and the shield of a light drizzle.
Yesterday was LIFFe Day Four, which means the first third of the 24th Ljubljana International FilmFest is behind us. In case you missed something or are just now checking in, here’s a quick recap of what’s appeared over the past 96 hours on Piran Café.
The actress/dancer/choreographer discusses her lead role in the film ‘Shirley: Visions of Reality’.
Thirteen Edward Hopper paintings brilliantly come alive in Shirley: Visions of Reality, an Austrian film that will likely be remembered as one of the most original and successful experimental feature releases of 2013.
Today’s Ljubljana’s daily pic is this still life snapped last night at Kino Komuna, or the Komuna Theater, just before the screening of the German indie film, Lose Your Head. Trust me, Humphrey Bogart and Tony Curtis look very Slovenian here.
‘Lose Your Head’ (2013) is a German indie tale of a young Spaniard whose plan for a brief hedonistic escape to Berlin rapidly devolves into a dangerously lurid and hallucinatory tour through the city’s notoriously murky underbelly.
Today’s pic of the day –the tenth (!) straight in the project’s latest run– is quite likely the goriest poster you’ll find in the Slovenian capital these days: this one announcing the Slovenian National Theater’s upcoming production of Albert Camus’ Caligula. The ketchup-covered ruler? Noted Slovenian actor Marko Mandić. Poster design by Danijela Grgič.
Mama Evropa (Mama Europa) is a beautifully filmed 90-minute documentary examining contemporary Europe through the eyes of filmmaker Petra Seliškar‘s six-year-old daughter, Terra. More specifically, the film looks at some of the continent’s present day borders, something Terra, whose father is Cuban-Macedonian and mother is Slovenian, has already learned a bit about. And the premise…
Audrey Hepburn in Ljubljana. In vistavizn no less. http://t.co/3pi7jYUbvF— Bob R (@pirancafe) November 07, 2013 Cool spelling of the names, no? This ninth straight Ljubljana Pic of the Day is a display at Kinodvor, one of the city’s ‘art house’ theaters, which this year is celebrating its 90th anniversary. It’s also one of the host…
Part travelogue, part murder spree, Sightseers (2012) is a whimsically dark romantic comedy (of sorts) that begs the enduring universal question: why do so many people have to die in a quest for true love? Chris and Tina ( Steve Oram and Alice Lowe who also co-wrote the screenplay) have known each other for just…