OHO

by Damjan Kozole

OHO, documentary
In production
SI

In Slovenia, then Yugoslavia, 1965 - 1971 marked the years of the avant-garde art movement known as The OHO group, which to this day inspires many artists, including Marina Abramović. OHO was an art movement of freedom and is considered one of the most interesting, complex, and important examples of post-war avant-garde art in Central and Eastern Europe. A documentary film about OHO, rich in archival materials, will for the first time comprehensively present this inspiring phenomenon of intertwining art and life. The group's main members are still alive. In addition to the historical presentation of the OHO, the film will trace - through the personal stories of its members and presentation of their later work - OHO's ideas through time, up to the present day, to explore the relevance of OHO for today.

screenwriters
Damjan Kozole, Urška Jurman
director
Damjan Kozole
producers
Danijel Hočevar, Zala Opara
director of photography
Sašo Štih
film editor
Matic Drakulić
featuring
Marko Pogačnik, Igor Gaister, Matjaž Hanžek, Milenko Matanović, David Nez, Milenko Sudac
production
Vertigo
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenija, Creative Europe - MEDIA

VERTIGO

Danijel Hočevar
info@vertigo.si
Zala Opara
zala@vertigo.si

Damjan Kozole

Damjan Kozole is a Slovenian filmmaker, whose directing credits include critically acclaimed Spare Parts (2003), nominated for the Golden Bear at the 53rd Berlin IFF 2003; globally released Slovenian Girl (2009); Nightlife (2016), winner of Best Director Award at the 51st Karlovy Vary IFF; and his last fiction feature Half-Sister (2019). Kozole is also a respectable author of many documentary films like Ulay: Project Cancer (2013) and Borders (2016).

Vertigo is a Ljubljana (Slovenia)-based production company with a distinctive track record and extensive working experience on international co-productions and narrow budget films. They produced more than 40 feature films, as well as more than 20 documentaries and 50 short films and TV productions, incl. the award-wining films such as Wake Me by Marko Šantić (2022, PÖFF Critics Pick Competition Programme), The Happiest Man In The World by Teona Mitevska (2022, La Biennale Orizzonti competition, Toronto IFF Competition), Disappearance by Andrina Mračnikar (2022, Graz Diagonale FF 2022: Audience Award), Small Body by Laura Samani (2021, Cannes World Premiere – Critics’ Week in Competition, TIFF – Contemporary World Cinema, BFI London Film Festival – Special Commendation), Reconciliation by Marija Zidar (2021, CPH:DOX, Sarajevo FF, IDFA), Otac / Father (2020, Berlinale Panorama: Audience Award and Ecumenical Prize) and Circles (2013, Sundance FF World Cinema Competition’s Jury Prize), both directed by Srdan Golubović, God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019, Berlinale Competition: Ecumenical Award and Guild Prize) by Teona Mitevska, Half-Sister (2019, Karlovy Vary IFF Main Competition), Nightlife (2016, Karlovy Vary IFF’s Best Director Award), Slovenian Girl (2009, Toronto IFF) and Spare Parts (2003, Berlinale Competition), all directed by Damjan Kozole, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013, 2 Berlinale Silver Bears) by Danis Tanović, Alexandrians (2011, Trieste Film Festival Best Documentary) by Metod Pevec and Bread and Milk (2001, Venice FF’s Lion of the Future Award) by Jan Cvitkovič.