Momentous ancient Greek story to open 23rd FSF

“What experience and history teach is this — that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.”

The quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel serves as the epigraph to Antigone – How Dare We!, a film by Jani Sever based on Slavoj Žižek’s book Antigone.

The docudrama will open the 23rd FSF on Tuesday, 6 October, with Slavoj Žižek joining the opening ceremony for a comment via Skype. The event will also feature the screening Inseparable, a short film by Marko Naberšnik about celebrating birthday during lockdown, when celebrating from a distance is the way to stay close.

Before the ceremony, Tuesday morning will see the first two industry events. At 10 am, producers of the film Rider by Dominik Mencej will share their experience with RE-ACT. This will be followed by a presentation of the RE-ACT Co-Development Fund Guidelines & First Cut Lab, the workshop for films in editing phase, at 11 am. Industry events will be streamed live via Zoom and YouTube.