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Cafe Astoria

  • Fiction Film
  • 103’
drama
  • 1989
  • Yugoslavia (Slovenia)

The city of Maribor before the Second World War, and Maribor after its liberation mark, the period in which the film Cafe Astoria is set. The story relates with a gentle melancholy and a slight irony the lives of a middle-class family: the cafe owner, his wife and their son. Through their individual destinies we become acquainted with the social and historical background of a by-gone era; the soc

The city of Maribor before the Second World War, and Maribor after its liberation mark, the period in which the film Cafe Astoria is set. The story relates with a gentle melancholy and a slight irony the lives of a middle-class family: the cafe owner, his wife and their son. Through their individual destinies we become acquainted with the social and historical background of a by-gone era; the social and national differences of pre-war Maribor, divisions among the wealthy and poor, and nationally minded Slovenes and fanatic Germanophils. The first year after the war introduced the absurd characteristic, cruel measures of the so called revolutionary social transformations in which calamity and coincidence intervene, resulting in events of comic nature, of course, as seen from a safe distance of fifty years.

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Writing

screenwriter
text writer

Direction

director

Choreography

choreographer
(kaskaderjev)

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer
production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist
assistant director
story editor
line producer
key sound technician
camera operator
musician/singer
lektor/-ica

production

Golden Arena
best directing
1989
Metod Badjura Recognition Award
best editing
1989

Priznanje z diplomo.

Golden Arena
best leading role
1989
Stop Magazine Award for Best Actor
best actor/actress
1989
Stop Magazine Award for Best Actor
best actor/actress
1989
Premiere
10.03.1989, Slovenija, Yugoslavia
Alternative title
Cafe Astoria (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Yugoslavia (Slovenia)
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Duration and length
103 minutes / 2818 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
mono
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm

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