by Damjan Kozole

OHO, documentary
In progress


OHO is categorized as one of the most interesting, complex and important examples of avant-garde art and counterculture of the 1960s in ex-Yugoslavia and beyond, in Central and Eastern Europe. The OHO documentary, with its rich archival material, aims to comprehensively capture the phenomenon of the OHO movement and group for the first time. At the same time, it aims to capture the spirit of a time marked by socialism, hippie and rock culture, the Vietnam War, the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, student protests around the world, and the Cold War. A time that we thought was dead and gone but is dangerously returning to its darkest dimensions. In addition to providing historical illumination, the film will follow OHO's ideas via its members’ stories throughout time – all the way to the present day, to explore the relevance of OHO for the present time.

Damjan Kozole, Urška Jurman
Damjan Kozole
Danijel Hočevar, Zala Opara
director of photography
Sašo Štih
film editor
Matic Drakulić
Marko Pogačnik, Igor Gaister, Matjaž Hanžek, Milenko Matanović, David Nez, Marina Abramović, Milenko Sudac, Tomaž Brejc, Bilijana Tomić, Ješa Denegri
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenija, Creative Europe - MEDIA

Danijel Hočevar

Zala Opara

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 Ljubljana is a Slovenian production company with a distinctive track record and extensive experience with international co-productions. Vertigo’s carefully balanced slate consists of various formats, from high-end art-house features, socially engaging documentaries, selected shorts to TV series. More than 40 feature films, 20 documentaries and short films and TV series include award-winning titles such as Pero by Damjan Kozole (SI, feature doc, 2023; Official Selection of the IFF Rotterdam), The Happiest Man in the World by Teona Mitevska (MK/BE/SI/DK/HR/BA, 2022; Venice FF - Orizzonti, Toronto IFF, Grand Jury Prize at the Les Arcs EFF 2022), Wake Me by Marko Šantić (SI/HR/RS, 2022; Black Nights FF - Critic’s Pick Competition), Small Body by Laura Samani (IT/SI/FR, 2021; Cannes FF Critic’s Week 2021; European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI at the European Film Awards 2022), Reconciliation by Marija Zidar (SI/RS/MW/XK, feature doc, 2021; CPH:DOX, IDFA, Sarajevo FF, DokuFest Priznren Main Award), Otac – Father by Srdan Golubović (RS/FR/DE/SI/HR/BA, 2020; Ecumenical Prize and Audience Award at the Berlinale - Panorama), An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Danis Tanović (BA/SI/FR, 2013, Silver Bear - grand Jury Prize at Berlinale 2013, shortlisted for the international feature film at the Academy awards 2014), Alexandrians by Metod Pevec (SI/IT, feature doc, 2011; Best Documentary at Trieste FF), Bread and Milk by Jan Cvitković (SI, 2001; Lion of the Future at Venice FF 2001), and Half-Sister (SI/MK/RS, 2019; Karlovy Vary IFF - Main Competition), Nightlife (SI/MK/BA, 2016; Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary IFF), Slovenian Girl (SI/DE/HR/RS, 2009; Toronto IFF, Sarajevo FF, Busan IFF, released in more than 30 countries, incl. France, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan and USA), and Spare Parts (SI, 2003, Berlinale Competition) all by Damjan Kozole.