Film programme selected by: Simon Popek
subject of aging has for long been neglected, not only in the context of
feminist and women's studies, but it has also been neglected – not to say
warned against – in a good proportion of global film productions. In a medium
always based on spectacle and idealising its (youthful) actors-icons, this
context was never considered a subject worthy to address nor to be a market
To be honest, aging has never been popular, whilst women directors are usually considered a disposable part of the creative (mainstream) production apparatus and often out-cast to the field of documentary film. This is the reason why this very "margin" of production, topics and identity (the formula "documentary + aging + female gender") has produced in recent years, some of the most interesting works; films which do not necessarily address just aging but also the conflicts of ideologies, races and identities, as well as the "aging" of the 20th century, as testified by old women. Grandmothers. Sometimes revolutionaries, other times just (in men's eyes) annoying old nags. Sometimes they remember too much, other times their memory falls apart.
These films also open the issue of intergenerational solidarity, and in particular they don't favour the constancy of life's development, but rather its cyclic nature. (Simon Popek)
Monday, October 8th
6 pm / Sarah Polley / Away From Her, film
Friday October 12th
6 pm / Petra Seliškar / Grandmothers of the Revolution (Babice revolucije), film
Saturday, October 13th
6 pm / Lidiya Bobrova / Granny (Babusja), film
All screenings will be at Kosovel Hall, Cankarjev dom.
There’s a single ticket covering both films screened on Tuesday and Thursday.