We're delighted to announce the premiere of Codelli, Miha Čelar's feature-length film about inventor and pioneer film-maker Anton Codelli (1875-1954). Part biopic, part documentary, Codelli offers a masterful performance by Primož Bezjak in the title role. It also features one of Silence's most elaborate soundtracks to date. The film's acted sequences, done in the style of a black-and-white silent film, feature nearly an hour of music.
Codelli's life story is typical reality. That is to say, it sounds ridiculously far-fetched. He invented the lawnmower, devised a television set with a circular screen, equipped the Austro-Hungarian army with a ship-to-shore radio, owned the first automobile in Ljubljana, gambled the car away on the French riviera, filmed a Tarzanesque adventure movie in Togo, erected a massive antenna array in the Togolese jungle ... and destroyed the structure to prevent it falling into the hands of the advancing French army. Yet despite his remarkably cinematic life and impressive achievements, Codelli remains a relatively unknown figure.
The premiere screening is to take place on September 16 at the 20th Slovene Film Festival.
Režiser: Miha Čelar
Scenarist: Miha Čelar
Direktor fotografije: Rožle Bregar
Avtor glasbe: Silence
Koreograf: Maša Kagao Knez
Oblikovalec zvoka: Gašper Loborec, Julij Zornik
Producent: Miha Čelar
Produkcijska hiša: Astral d.o.o.
Sofinanciral: RTV Slovenija, Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS