Ljubljana je ljubljena

Ljubljana the Beloved

  • Fiction Film
  • 110’
drama, romantic, war
  • 2005
  • Slovenia

Oton, a young boy, is growing up while his hometown Ljubljana changes, from 1934, when King Alexander of Yugoslavia is killed in France, through first the Italian and then the German occupations of the city, until the arrival of Communism. Oton learns the difference between men and women; the experience makes him swear eternal love to his friend Marjana. His hopes are dasher, however, when the Ita

Oton, a young boy, is growing up while his hometown Ljubljana changes, from 1934, when King Alexander of Yugoslavia is killed in France, through first the Italian and then the German occupations of the city, until the arrival of Communism. Oton learns the difference between men and women; the experience makes him swear eternal love to his friend Marjana. His hopes are dasher, however, when the Italian occupying forces invade Ljubljana in 1941. Oton, at that time in grammar school, hates the Italians and joins the underground resistance movement. Marjana slowly changes and forgets her old friends. She draws away from Oton as she falls madly in love with Giorgio, an Italian officer lodging in the apartment of Oton's parents. With time, the Italian occupying troops become increasingly brutal. The only place where nothing seems to change is the nightclub Purgatory, with prostitute Anita as its brightest star, where both the townspeople and the Italian soldiers come to forget the horrors of the war.

Director Matjaž Klopčič
Cast Jožica Avbelj, Ivo Ban, Mihael Bellis
Awards 3 awards
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Special Prize
jury prize
2005

Za svež elan in lirični odnos do osebnega spomina, s katerima ustvari svojsko fresko, s posebnim hommagem ženskim likom.

Vesna Award
best leading role
2005

Za vehementno obvladovanje razpona izrazito različnih vlog.

Vesna Award
special achievement award
2005

Za senzibilnost in avtentičnost, ki zaznamujeta melodično tkivo filma.

Premiere
24.11.2005, Slovenia
Alternative title
Ljubljana the Beloved (english)
Genres
drama, romantic, war
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
110 minutes / 3016 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm
Budget
Budget estimate
1,434,217 EUR
Grants
1,173,866 EUR
public call / Production

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