Animator Špela Čadež Gets Retrospective in Italy (Videos)

By , 29 Jan 2018, 10:37 AM Made in Slovenia
Boles (2013), the story of a writer and his neighbour Boles (2013), the story of a writer and his neighbour Screenshot from YouTube

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Latest honour for one of the most prolific and internationally acclaimed Slovenian filmmakers. 

The 36th Bergamo Film Meeting will feature a retrospective of works by Slovenian filmmaker Špela Čadež, an award-winning animated video artist, reports the STA January 29, 2018. Čadež will also give a talk in Bergamo, according to the Slovenian Film Centre (SFC), which said the festival would put talented filmmakers in the focus.

"I'm very happy that all of my works will be shown at such an important festival," she was quoted as saying by the SFC.

"It's a great honour to be put side by side with directors such as Jan Švankmajer, Regina Pessoa or the Quay brothers, who have been in the focus of the festival before."

Čadež, born in 1977, is one of the most prolific and internationally acclaimed Slovenian filmmakers, having won more than hundred awards at home and abroad.

She has made a name for herself in the international arena especially with Boles (2013) and Nighthawk (2016).

The latter was screened at the Sundance Film Festival 2017 and received a special mention at the Ars Electronica 2017.

Nighthawk from Bonobostudio on Vimeo.

The film, which deals with alcoholism and society's failure to tackle it openly, also won her the main prize at the Animateka Zagreb festival last year.

Čadež was also invited to make an animated video recapping the last four seasons of Netflix's series Orange Is the New Black.

The Bergamo festival will run from 10 to 18 March.

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