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5TH HOUSE OF TOLERANCE FESTIVAL

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PROGRAMME

MINI TEATER | JEWISH CULTURAL CENTRE | CITY HALL | FRENCH REVOLUTION SQUARE

Ljubljana, 21.—28. 3. 2019

Events are free of charge.
Films are subtitled in Slovene
.

 

PRE‑FESTIVAL EVENT

Wednesday, March 20
20.00
ANCIENT LAW →Mini teater
restored film with live music
• directed by: Ewald André Dupont • duration: 135 min • year: 1923 • genre: silent drama• GER • soloists: Donald Sosin (piano) and Alicia Svigals (violin) • USA
A restored silent film from the 1920s tells the story of a young man from a Jewish family who wants to become an actor at the Viennese Burgtheater. The film will be accompanied by live music. The soloists are from New York.

 

HOUSE OF TOLERANCE 2019

Thursday, March 21
17.30
Vida Yovanovich: SCREAM IN SILENCE/ MEMORY FADES | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION →City Hall
Exhibition by Mexican artist Vida Yovanovich consists of six visual and acoustic installations dealing with the horrifying fate of victims from Mauthausen, one of the most deadly concentration camps of World War II.
19.00
SCOTS JEWS: IDENTITY, BELONGING AND FUTURE | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION →Jewish Cultural Centre
• photo: Judah Passow • text: Michael Mail
There have been Jews in Scotland since at least the 17th century, initially only very few came to study at Scotland’s famed universities followed by increasing numbers through the 19th and into the 20th century as persecution in Eastern Europe made Jewish life increasingly precarious.Jews came to Scotland seeking refuge – and found a home.
19.30
OPENING CEREMONY →Mini teater
20.00
COMPARTMENTS Festival Short Film →Mini teater
• directed by: Daniella Koffler, Uli Seis • duration: 15 min • year: 2016 • genre: animated film • GER | ISR
Compartmentsby Daniella Koffler and Uli Seis is a prize‑winning and beautiful short animation about remembrance, responsibility and love. It will be shown eight times at the Festival.
THE LAST SUIT
• directed by: Pablo Solarz • duration: 91 min • year: 2017 • genre: drama • ARG | ESP
Argentine film which tells a touching story of a Holocaust survivor who tries today to travel from Buenos Aires to Poland to find the man who saved his life.
 

Friday, March 22
9.00
VILLA EMMA →Mini teater
• directed by: Nikolaus Leytner • duration: 103 min • year: 2016 • genre: drama • AUT | GER
A story of help, solidarity and survival in dark times. A group of children escapes the Nazis and tries to find shelter in Croatia, Slovenia, and finally Italy, where they are hidden in a small village.
Screening in collaboration with the German Embassy
11.00
CHILDREN'S HOUSE →Mini teater
• directed by: Francesca Muci • duration: 52 min • year: 2019 • genre: documentary• ITA
La casa dei bambini/Children's House documents the story of hundreds of 
children who were brought to safety by a brigade of Jewish soldiers in the 
British Army. Until 1948, the small Lombard town of Selvino gave them a safe 
haven. When the state of Israel was founded the "Children of Selvino" went on to Israel.
Screening in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute
18.00
COMPARTMENTS Festival Short Film →Mini teater
• directed by: Daniella Koffler, Uli Seis • duration: 15 min • year: 2016 • genre: animated film • GER | ISR
IDENTITY DILEMMA
• directed by: Sabrina Morena• duration: 78 min • year: 2018 • genre: documentary • ITA | SLO
Trieste in the early 20th century and the stories of women of different ethnic and national backgrounds who left their mark on the history of women in our time.
The film will be followed by a discussion with the director Sabrina Morena.
20.00
SOLIDARITY IN THE TIMES OF TERROR
| OPENING OF THE EXHIBITIONJewish Cultural Centre 
• photo exhibition with documents • curated by: Vilja Lukan • SLO
The exhibition presents Ljubelj camp and tries to shed light on the solidarity between locals and prisoners of the concentration camp. Even in times of terror, humanity can be respected.
20.30
COMPARTMENTS Festival Short Film →Mini teater
• directed by: Daniella Koffler, Uli Seis • duration: 15 min • year: 2016 • genre: animated film • GER | ISR
TROUGH THE WALL
• directed by: Rama Burshtein • duration: 110 min • year: 2016 • genre: romantic comedy •
Festival hit all over the world about a young religious woman who decides on the date of her marriage. There is only one problem – she does not have a candidate for her husband.
Screening in collaboration with the Israeli Embassy

Saturday, March 23
11.00
H. C. Andersen: THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL →Mini teater
• puppet show for children• directed and adapted by: Steve Tiplady • author of puppets and scenographer: Sally Todd • actors: Vesna Kuzmič, Aleš Kranjec • music: Miha Petric • SLO
Fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a little match girl is a beautiful and touching story, which sheds the light on human fragility and the power of imagination which gives us hope.
17.30
SHADOWS OF SHAME →Mini teater
• directed by: Sabina Zwitter • duration: 77 min • year: 2019 • genre: documentary• AUT
Documentary deals with the traumas of second and third generation of Carinthian Slovenian families who were persecuted by Germans and Austrian before, during and after World War II.
Screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Sabina Zwitter.
Screening in collaboration with the Austrian Embassy and Austrian Cultural Forum
19.00
Praprotnice: BREAD & FREEDOM →Mini teater
• recital • singers: Hanca Pörtsch, Irene Strasser, Rozka Tratar – Sticker •accordion: Georg Errenst • SLO/AUT
Songs by the ensemble and a selected poems that have been written by prisoners of the Nazi and fascist labour and concentration camps. The poems are shocking and touching because they describe the unthinkable horror in the camps, but at the same time reflect the strong will to survive, to resist and to fight for freedom.
In cooperation with the Austrian Embassy and Austrian Cultural Forum
20.00
DISOBEDIENCE →Mini teater
• directed by: Sebastián Lelio• duration: 104 min • year: 2017 • genre: romantic drama• IRL | GBR| ZDA
Much discussed feature film with Rachel Weisz in the leading role of a Jewish woman who had left her Orthodox milieu in London because the community showed no tolerance towards different sexual orientations. The film is exceptional for its acting and deals with the ambiguity of love, sexual orientations and acceptance.
Screening will be preceded by a panel discussion with Suzana Tratnik organized by Slovene PEN centre.
Screening in collaboration with the Slovene PEN centre

Sunday, March 24
16.00–18.00
STOLPERSTEINE →streets of Ljubljana
• guided tour with Robert Waltl
Stumbling stones by Gunter Demnig are the biggest memorial of victims of Nazi persecution. Demnig remembers the victims of Nazism by placing brassy cubes on the pavement in front of victims' last address.
18.00
THE RESISTANCE BANKER →Mini teater
• directed by: Joram Lürsen • duration: 123 min • year: 2018 • genre: war drama• NDL
Dutch film tells a story of a Jewish banker who assisted the Resistance Movement in its fight against the Nazi occupation and the persecution and deportation of the Jewish population.
Film will be introduced and discussed with the audience by the scriptwriterThomas van der Ree.
Screening in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy
20.30
Mazik duo: JEWISH LIFE, PORTRAITS OF THE PAST →Mini teater
• concert • Tolo Genestar (clarinet) andMarc Sumsi (piano) • ESP
Fusion of classical music and klezmer, where both genres coexist showing a varied music but with a common theme, as is the history of the contemporary Jewish community.
Based on the idea of how music constitutes culture.

Monday,March25
9.00
IGOR AND THE CRANES →Mini teater
• directed by: Evgeny Ruman • duration: 90 min • year: 2013 • genre: family adventure• ISR| GER | POL
A very touching film for children and young adults deals with family relations, the love for nature, and the adventures of migrating cranes as a metaphor for today´s migrations.
Screening in collaboration with the Israeli Embassy
11.00
NOODLE →Mini teater
• directed by: Ayelet Menahemi • duration: 90 min • year: 2007 • genre: comedy drama • ISR
A very touching children’s film tells the story about a little Chinese boy whose mother is sent back to China. His Israeli surroundings have to decide what to do and how to help him.
Screening in collaboration with the Israeli Embassy
17:30
TOLERANCE POSTERS | OPENING OF THE EXHIBITIONFrench Revolution Square, Križevniška 1 and 3
Open air exhibition: The annual exhibition of posters on the topic of tolerance that we admired in the previous editions of the House of Tolerance festival and which was designed by prominent artists from around the globe, has been expanded and complemented with posters by new creators. The exhibition already toured across Montenegro, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Spain, the Netherlands, and Washington, USA.
18.00
COMPARTMENTS Festival Short Film →Mini teater
• directed by: Daniella Koffler, Uli Seis • duration: 15 min • year: 2016 • genre: animated film • GER | ISR
SHOOTING LIFE →Mini teater
• directed by: David Kreiner • duration: 85 min • year: 2018 • genre: drama • ISR
An Israeli production about the life of young adults shows the problems and experiences in a town in southern Israel close to the Gaza Strip and deals with the impact of ongoing military threats on teenagers and their families.
20.00
THE PROSECUTORS →Mini teater
• directed by: Leslie Thomas • duration: 96 min • year: 2018 • genre: documentary • USA | BIH | COL | COG | SRB
The festival premiere of this new American film is a contribution to the fight against the discrimination of women and the constant sexualized violence in war times. The film shows the work of prosecutors in Serbia, Bosna & Herzegovina, Congo and Columbia.

Tuesday, March 26
8.30
SYMBOLS OF HATRED →Mini teater
• lecture by Mirko Ilić
World renowned designer Mirko Ilić will hold a lecture on symbols, metaphors and dangers of right-wing extremism, racism and antisemitism.
11.00
NOODLE →Mini teater
• directed by: Ayelet Menahemi • duration: 90 min • year: 2007 • genre: comedy drama• ISR
18.00
COMPARTMENTS Festival Short Film →Mini teater
• režija directed by: Daniella Koffler, Uli Seis • duration: 15 min • year: 2016 • genre: animated film • GER | ISR
ANNA'S WAR →Mini teater
• directed by: Aleksey Fedorchenko • duration: 74 min • year: 2018 • genre: drama • RUS
Russian film is about a little girl who survives the mass shooting of the Jewish population and tries to hide in a former school building. The film is exceptional by aesthetic standards and so far has won a number of prizes.
Screening in collaboration with the Russian Scientific and Cultural Centre
19.20
LIFE AND DEATH IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMP JASENOVAC →Mini teater
• book presentation with author Ivo Goldstein and publisher Seid Serdarević
Renowned historian and professor Ivo Goldstein will present his new book about the Croatian concentration camp in Jasenovac together with the chief editor of the publishing house Fraktura, Seid Serdarević.
20.00
MURER: ANATOMIE EINES PROZESSES →Mini teater
• directed by: Christian Frosch • duration: 110 min • year: 2018 • genre: history drama • AUT | LUX
Austrian film follows the real trial of a Nazi criminal in 1963 Austria. Although his responsibility for murder and torture was proven the jury did not find him guilty due to political interventions.
Film will be introduced and discussed with the audience by the director Christian Frosch.
Screening in collaboration with the Austrian Embassy and Austrian Cultural Forum

Wednesday, March 27
9.00
NOODLE →Mini teater
• directed by: Ayelet Menahemi • duration: 90 min • year: 2007 • genre: comedy drama• ISR
11.00
VILLA EMMA →Mini teater
• directed by: Nikolaus Leytner • duration: 103 min • year: 2016 • genre: drama • AUT| GER
18.00
COMPARTMENTSFestival Short Film →Mini teater
• directed by: Daniella Koffler, Uli Seis • duration: 15 min • year: 2016 • genre: animated film • GER | ISR
ReGENERATION →Mini teater
• directed by: Emir Kapetanović • duration: 76 min • year: 2018 • genre: dokumentarec documentary • BIH
Documentary depicts the confrontation of war criminals and their victims. It asks moral questions as to the possibility of reconciliation.
Film will be introduced and discussed with the audience by the director Emir Kapetanović and producer Zana Marjanović.
21.00
PARADE →Mini teater
• directed by: Srdjan Dragojević • duration: 115 min • year: 2018 • genre: comedy drama• BIH | SRB | SLO | CRO | FRA | MKD| GBR
A tragicomic film which deals with the conflicts surrounding a pride march in Belgrade.

Thursday, March 28
9.00
IGOR AND THE CRANES →Mini teater
• directed by: Evgeny Ruman • duration: 90 min • year: 2013 • genre: family adventure • ISR | GER | POL
11.00
NOODLE →Mini teater
• directed by: Ayelet Menahemi • duration: 90 min • year: 2007 • genre: comedy drama• ISR
17.00
BITTER SOIL
• performance: Rasfan Haval
What is it that drives human beings to make these consequential acts, which destroys homes, freedoms and human lives?
Bitter Soil explores on how the politics of nature can be used as a way to reflect on human behaviour.
18.00
THE OTHER STORY →Mini teater
• directed by: Avi Nesher • trajanje duration: 112 min • year: 2018 • genre: drama • ISR
Film by renowned director Avi Nesher tells the story of conflicting religious and secular relations in families and different social milieus. Film takes place in modern day Jerusalem and illustrates the current social tensions.
20.00
COMPARTMENTS Festival Short Film →Mini teater
• directed by: Daniella Koffler, Uli Seis • duration: 15 min • year: 2016 • genre: animated film• GER | ISR
THE LAST LAUGH →Mini teater
• directed by: Ferne Pearlstein • duration: 88 min • year: 2016 • genre: documentary / comedy• USA
Director Ferne Pearlstein asks the actor Mel Brooks if one is allowed to laugh about Hitler, if we should approach the Holocaust through humour and irony. Famous artists try to answer this question, leaning on their experiences in the last decades.

Organization:

 

Mini teater

 

JKC

 


Special thanks to:

Denise Benmosche

Mirko Ilić Corp.

 


Partners:

Sinagoga Maribor

GT22

Fundacija Sonda

 

Kamnik

 


Supporters:

 

Ministrstvo za kulturo

 

Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

 

MOL-oddelek za kulturo

 

Avstrijski kulturni forum

 

Italijanski inštitut za kulturo v Sloveniji

 

Ruski center znanosti in kulture

 


Sponsors:

 

Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa Ljubljana

Hoteli Union

 

Moj kino

 

DPI

Europlakat

Elektro Ljubljana

 

Snaga

 


Embassies:

Izrael

ZDA

Avstrija

Nemčija

Nizozemska

 

Španija

 


Media partners:

Radio Študent

 

Mladina

 

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