Robar Dorin was born on September 8, 1940 in Bor, Serbia. Between 1963 and 1965, he studied comparative literature and philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Ljubljana, and film scriptwriting, direction, camera and editing in Chicago. In 1969, he graduated with the films Summer 68 and Blisters.
Among the most famous feature films are Aries and Mammoths
In the early 1980s, he founded one of the first independent production companies, Film Alternative, later known as Filmal Pro.
As a filmmaker, he signed more than 30 short and medium-length documentaries and feature films, such as Special School (1972), Xenia on a Visit (1975), Si videl (1977), The View of Things (1978), Ristanc (1979), Agricultural producer Mikolaš first vacation (1984), Novomeška pomlad (1988), Ljudnica (1989), Nebo nad Ženavljami or the day when Europe fell on our heads (1994), Alternative therapeutic community (1996), Bogdan Borčić (2009) and Jeraj, Zmago (2010).
As the author of feature films, he signed more than ten feature-length feature films and documentaries, such as Shadows of Close Ancestors (1978), Opre Roma (1983), Ovni in mamuti (1985), Veter v zreži (1989), Striptich (1995). ), Trdinov ravs (2005), Aven čhavora (2005), Vivat Kozina (2007), Veter se požvižga (2008) and Pot v Gaj – Opre Roma 3 (2011).
He is also the author of numerous full-length film and video portraits of Slovenian poets and writers, musicians and painters. He received many domestic and international film awards, including the Badjur Award, the Trdin Award, the Prešeren Fund Award, several golden arenas at the Yugoslav Film Festival in Pula, the Belgrade Grand Prize in 1983, the Mannheim Grand Prize in 1985, and the Viktor award from STOP magazine for the best feature television work in 1995. In 2010, he received the Metod Badjure award for lifetime achievement in the field of film creativity and culture, and in 2017 the France Štiglic award for lifetime achievement in the field of film and television directing, awarded by the Society of Slovenian Film Directors.
Filip Robar Dorin with his wife
In 2019, he received the Prešeren Award
In 2019, he received the biggest Slovenian recognition in the field of culture, the Prešern Award. “His exploration of cinematic expression is an important step in Slovenian film creativity, and at the same time one of the most interesting chapters in the world history of film: an active author, a shared field of expression between the creator and the object of treatment in a documentary, and a feature-documentary form in which the boundary between reality and its interpretation is blurred , have become widespread and important creative approaches in modern film,” the film director wrote in the justification at the time Varja Močnik.
In addition to film work, he also devoted himself to writing and translating. He wrote an extensive original text Documentary film in cinema (Ekran 2004) and the book Reality and truth in documentary film (Umco 2008). He has also translated recent American poetry and prose as well as essays on the theory and practice of film from English and French, including Robert Bresson’s Notes on the Cinema (Cinema Notebooks 1997).
Between 1998 and 2002, he was the director of the Film Fund (today’s Slovenian Film Center). In 2017, the book Dialogues with Filip was published (published by Slovenska Kinoteka), in which z Nerino T. Kocjančič they create a personal insight into some of the most important outposts of his professional and personal life.
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