Dom Svobode

Sašo Podgoršek,Iztok Kovač

Dom Svobode was born from Cobra and Phantom. Kurusawa and Bunnuel were the godfathers. Trbovlje are the Sea of Galilee. The walls are no longer vertical. (Sašo Podgoršek)

The leading artists in Slovenia are haunted by ... gravitation! Živadinov is lured into gravitation by nothingness, Gregorič makes his stand by hanging his models upside-down, Losic tends towards the infinite - Kovač and Podgoršek confess, in most stunning way, the reason for their running away from the ground: to have a better look at the world they come from. The world, where black colour was the colour of miners` brass band, red was the colour of mom`s nylon blouse and white was the colour of sister`s ballet shoes. Dom Svobode in not only a code for the world the eyes of our generation see when looking back - it is also a code for the spaces of freedom an artist tries to create, wanting to rise above the banality of everyday life, wishing to inflame his imagination and to untie his body. To make a body stand upright when hanging from the wall is a gesture that in its heresy resembles fluttering of a bird on top of a gigantic chimney: goodbye, Earth! But the bird is not alone anymore, it has its flock of black birdies, which in a fleeting, unfocused shot become one with black dots on a die and with black dots on a piece of white paper. The chance of the cast die, caught into Kovac`s system, becomes an irresistible combination, pulling down not only bodies, but walls as well. (Stojan Pelko)


Premiere: 01/04/2000
3. Slovenian Film Festival, Portorož


Credits

concept
Iztok Kovač
Sašo Podgoršek
choreography
Iztok Kovač

created and performed by
Michael Ruegg
Jordi Cortes Molina
Mala Kline
Maja Delak
Jordi Casanovas Sempere
Ana Stegnar
Iztok Kovač
Aleš Hadalin

directed by
Sašo Podgoršek

original music and sound designer
Thierry De Mey

director of photography
Sven Pepeonik

film editor
Vesna Nikolovska Krzicnik

black and white sequence directed by
Thierry De Mey

black and white sequence and sound edited by
Rudi Maerten

costume designer
Uros Belantic

set design
Kovač-Podgoršek

production
EN-KNAP

executive producer
Valter Kobal

coproduction
TV SLOVENIJA
editor-in-chief of tv arts programmes
Jaroslav Skrusny

The film was financially suported by the Slovenian Flm Fund.

special guest appearance
Delavska Godba Trbovlje
conducter Alojz Zupan
Ženski pevski zbor društva upokojencev Trbovlje
choirmaster Nanda Guček
Baletni oddelek Glasbene šole Trbovlje
mentor Rosana Mesojedec

used (ali additional) music
EN-KNAP Open ’96

music session
Od tukaj do zdaj
Bratko Bibič
Chanson de matin Edward Elgar (arr. Johan de Meij)
Pesem rudarskih otrok
Emil Adamič / Vlado Klemenčič
EN-KNAP Open ’96: music session

arranged by
Krunoslav Levačić

composition and audio production
Studio Ritem, Hanna Preuss, Borut Berden

session musicians
Krunoslav Levačić
Žiga Golob
Bratko Bibič
Aleš Hadalin
Christopher Benstead
Andrej Guček
Mark Tompkins
Gyork Szakonyi
Laszlo Rokas
Ivo Rimc
Primož Oberžan
Boštjan Gradišek
Mitja Softič

assistant of director
Andreja Rauch

consultation
Charo Calvo

steadicam operator
Aleš Belak

aerial camera operator
Marko Kostanjšek

camera operators
Simon Pintar
Aleš Belak
Sven Pepeonik
Sašo Podgoršek

camera assistants
Marko Kočevar
Andrej Heferle
Matjaž Koželj

gaffer
Sveto Makič

lamp operators
Dejan Krulej
Veljko Kočič
Aleš Korenin

sound recordist
Branko Atanaskovič

boom operator
Miran Komatar

script
Tanja Likeb

set worker
Kristjan Klavčič

security
Vili Guček
Borut Kavzer

make up
Irena Mrhar
Nika Veger

tailor
Ivi Grabnar

still photographers
Žiga Koritnik
Nejc Saje

organization
Marko Poeschl

production assistants
Jaka Šimenc
Lili Šturm
Damjan Delak
Jožko Rutar

location manager
Janez Kovač

technical support
VIBA FILM

graphics designer
J.E.S.U.S. AJAKS

graphics made by
Rasto Novakovič

film technology engenier
Bojan Boštjančič

16 mm film lab
TV SLOVENIJA / Ljubljana

35 mm film lab
Meuter Titra / Brussels

color correction designer
Roger Vervoenen

sound mix studio
Alea JactaPost-Production / Brussels

sound mix designer

Franco Piscopo

post-production manager
Rudi Maerten - Toumouv Brussels

thanks to Občina Trbovlje, Rudarski dom Na Planini, Cementarna Trbovlje, Društvo Svoboda Trbovlje, Avtohiša Malgaj, Delavski dom Trbovlje, Radio Trbovlje, AMD Trbovlje, Računalniška trgovina Info Trbovlje, Galerija Kapelica, Kopališče Trbovlje, Arkadena, Arsmedia, Boris Vanderavoord, Nataša Kos, Eda Čufer, Andrej Želježič


With financial support from the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Ljubljana - Department for Culture.

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