He left us Filip Robar Dorinscreenwriter, director, editor and producer, they are announced by the Slovenian Film Center. He signed more than 30 documentaries and feature films, he was the author of more than 15 portraits of Slovenian poets and writers, musicians and painters, as well as ten full-length feature films and documentaries. For his work, he also received the Prešeren Award four years ago, and before that, in 2010, among other things, the Metod Badjure Award for lifetime achievement in the field of film creativity and culture, and in 2018 the France Štiglic Award for lifetime achievement in the field of film and television directing. In the years from 1985 to 1990, he was at the film festival in Pula received three golden arenas and major festival awards in Belgrade (1983) and Mannheim (1985).
During his long career, he actively shaped the destiny of the Slovenian people movie
Robar Dorin is the screenwriter and director in Slovene film pioneered the form of documentary and feature-documentary movie, in which one the filmmaker becomes an active participant in the material he represents. It’s in the rationale Varja Močnik wrote: “He is a truly impactful filmmaker, a researcher and interpreter committed to research completely own cinematic expression, but also ignored social groups, minorities and hidden dimensions of important movements and personalities in Slovenian culture.”
Robber Dorin they are awarded as “aby an engaged author who unfolds all the complexity of the material under consideration and does not hide his point of view. Its feature is the feature-documentary form, which represents a synthesis thoughtless and conceited movie, which wants to ‘get the truth out’. In his work, the pioneer of independent film production, Robar Dorin supported young, not yet established directors, advocated for the development of screenwriting and encouraged the development creative documentary movie,” it still said in justification.
From the justification of the Badjur Award: “A man who dedicated his life to film.”
Robar Dorin, born on September 8, 1940 in Boru in Serbia in 1965 in Ljubljana graduated in philosophy and comparative literature, and then four years later in film scriptwriting, direction, camera and editing at Columbia College in Chicago with movies Summer 68 (Summer of 68) and Blisters (Blisters). In 1971 and 1972 he taught photography and film at the Montesano Institute in GstaadSwitzerland, and later it was for eight year employed as an assistant for film direction and acting at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television of the University in Ljubljana.
After working at the academy, he founded one of the first independent production companies in the early 1980s Movie alternativeslater Filmed Pro. Film alternative production company is as stated in justification of his Prešeren award, “heralded the development of strong Slovenian independent film production“. As a filmmaker, he has signed more than 30 short and of medium length documentaries and feature films, including the following: Special school (1972), Xenia on the road (1975), You are saw (1977), The look of things (1978), Ristanc (1979), Agricultural producer Nicholas first vacation (1984), Novemest spring (1988), People (1989), The sky above Ženavlje or the day when Europe fell on our heads (1994), Alternative therapy community (1996), Bogdan Borčić (2009), Jeraj, Zmago… (2010).
As the author of feature films, he signed more than 10 feature films and documentaries, among them Meetings (1975, lost), Shadows of close ancestors (1978), Opera Roma (1983), Rams and mammoths (1985), The wind in to the network (1989), For a true end to war – Rogenrol (1991), A striptease (1995), Trdinov etc (2005), Ave chhavora (2005), Cheers Kozina (2007), The wind whistles (2008) and Path in Gaj – Opre Roma 3 (2011).
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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. In 2019, he received the biggest Slovenian award in the field of culture, the Prešeren Award, in which one it is written: “His exploration of cinematic expression is an important step in Slovenian film creativity, but at the same time one of the most interesting chapters of world history movie: active author, common field of expression of the creator and the object of consideration in the documentary, and feature-documentary form, in which one the boundary between reality and its interpretation is blurred, they are have become widespread and important creative approaches in modern film.“
In addition to film work, he also devoted himself to writing and translating. He wrote extensive original text Documentary film in to the cinema released at Ekran in 2004, a book Reality and truth in documentary film, released for the publishing house Umco in 2008. He has also translated recent American poetry and prose and essays on theory and practice movie from English and French, among them also Notes on the cinematography of Robert Bresson.
Between 1998 and 2002, he was the director of the Film Fund of the Republic of Slovenia, today’s Slovenian Film Center. In 2017, a book was published by the publishing house Slovenska Kinoteka Dialogues with Philip, in which one are with Nerino T. Kocjančič created a personal insight in some of the most important outposts of his professional and personal life.