Damjan Kozole

Damjan Kozole

Slovenia

Biography

Damjan Kozole (born in 1964) is one of the most recognized Slovenian filmmakers. In his films “some of the most raffish, funky and even sordid characters discover their own humanity” (Alissa Simon, Variety). Sight & Sound ranked his SPARE PARTS (2003) among 10 most important films of the New Europe. After Berlinale Competition premiere, film won many awards on more than 50 festivals where it was screened. Released in more than 20 countries, it received one of the best reviews of the year from Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw who said “Kozole has given us one of the most powerful and provocative movies of the year”. LABOUR EQUALS FREEDOM (2005) premiered at Locarno IFF and was awarded Grand Prix and Best Director Award in Valencia. FOREVER (2008) premiered at Rotterdam IFF and SLOVENIAN GIRL (2009) opened in Sarajevo and Toronto IFF, received many awards in more than 70 festivals and has been released in more than 30 countries (incl. France, USA , Germany and UK). His latest film HALF-SISTER (2019) premieres at the 54th KVIFF as part of the official selection. 

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