Sparks in Time – Worldwide Computer Adventure

by Jurij Gruden

Iskre v času – Svetovni računalniški podvig, 2021, documentary, digital DCP, 1,85:1, c, 82 min
Finished
SI

In 1976, Janez Škrubej and a group of electrical engineers, his college friends, established Iskra Delta, a company that proved an immediate success, especially in Eastern markets. With its explosive growth, it was not long before CIA took an interest, keen to prevent its technology from ending up in the enemy’s hands. For KGB, however, Iskra Delta was the last chance to make up for the technological gap. Domestically, Iskra Delta fell from grace with the authorities. To top it all, Yugoslavia began to disintegrate.

screenwriters
Jurij Gruden, Miloš Kalusek
director
Jurij Gruden
producer
Ida Weiss
director of photography
Radovan Čok
film editor
Miloš Kalusek
sound designer
Julij Zornik
production
SENCA studio
co-production
RTV Slovenija, AVI FILM
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre
Jurij Gruden

Jurij Gruden (1975, it) graduated in film and television directing from the AGRFT. He is currently working on the documentary project From Sevnica to the White House (in production), Digital Zombies (in development), and on his first fiction feature Down the Highway. From 2010 Gruden directed four documentaries: Sparks in Time – Worldwide Computer Adventure (2020), Coffee Time (2016), Living Stone (2014), Music from Trieste to Tarvisio (2010).

WP:
Festival of Slovenian Film, Competition programme, 2021

Awards:
Special Mention jury prize (Festival of Slovenian Film, 2021)