Tuesday 8th March, 6 pm and 9 pm / Slovenska Kinoteka, Miklošičeva cesta 38, Ljubljana, Slovenia

In collaboration with Slovenska Kinoteka, the Association for Promotion of Women in Culture – City of Women prepared film programme in honour of the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day celebrated on 8th March. The celebration was suggested by Clara Zetkin, an influential socialist German politician and a fighter for women's rights, at the first international socialist women conference held in Copenhagen in 1910 within Second International; it was first marked the following year. This year's theme is Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.

Thus the City of Women joins the celebrations to honour the rights and paths to equality fought by women throughout history. At the same time, we would like to point out that the true value and essence of the holiday is being forgotten although the status of women in the present time characterised by economic, social and political crisis as well as the crisis of values, is anything but satisfactory, whilst women in a number of countries are still completely repressed. The International Women's Day is therefore an opportunity to reflect upon the current situation of women both in Slovenia as well as worldwide.

On the International Women's Day, we wish all the best to women around the world.
City of Women

Programme – Classics / International Women's Day 

6 pm

Kathryn Bigelow
K-19: The Widowmaker
USA / GB / Germany / Canada, 2002, 35mm, 2.35, colour, 138', sp

»In 1961, the Cold War was having multiple orgasms. The USA had enough nuclear weapon to destroy world ten times – Russia had it enough to destroy the world twice. The world was shaking – everybody was nervous, panic and hysteric. And of course, they all smelled of radiation and mutations. The USA parked its Polaris nuclear submarines under North Pole and totally freaked out the Russians who immediately send up there, deeply below zero, their nuclear submarine K-19, the Widowmaker, which was a huge risk – indeed, the Widowmaker has not been tested yet…«
Marcel Štefančič, jr.

9 pm

Claire Denis
The Intruder (L'intrus)
France, 2004, 35mm, 2.35, colour, 125', sp 

Louis Trebor, an enigmatic man in his late sixties, with a robust almost youthful body but a failing heart, lives an isolated life with his two dogs in the Jurassic woods. His son lives with his family down in the valley, but Louis is completely indifferent to him. He only keeps contacts with a local woman pharmacist with whom he has sexual encounters. But Louis is desperate for a new heart because his old sick heart no longer serves him properly. Thus he embarks on a long journey around the world in an attempt to find a new heart and a son he never met.
This ultimately intimate film on the possibility of a new, freer and better life built on the ruins of the old one, is based on the eponymous memoir by Jean-Luc Nancy, one of the most prominent contemporary French philosophers who himself had a heart transplant not long ago.