Saša Pavček is the recipient of Borštnik Ring 2017

This year's recipient of Borštnik Ring is actress Saša Pavček, a leading lady of the SNT Drama Ljubljana ensemble. An academically trained theatre and film actress, poet, essayist and playwright, Pavček is also a full professor at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, University of Ljubljana, where she graduated in 1983. She also trained in Paris and appeared at Théâtre Arcane. Since 1985 she has been a member of the Drama Ljubljana resident ensemble. A recipient of numerous national prizes (awarded by the Maribor Theatre Festival, the Prešeren Fund, the Stane Sever Fund, respectively, and two Gracious Comedian awards), Pavček has appeared in over 120 theatre, film and television roles, and continues to be a pillar of classical and modern repertoire. The most distinguished Slovenian award for acting achievements will be presented to Pavček during a closing ceremony of the 52nd Maribor Theatre Festival on Sunday, 29 October in Maribor.

Boris Cavazza is the recipient of the Bert Prize 2017 for lifetime achievement in film acting

Members of the Slovenian Directors Association will present Boris Cavazza, a Slovenian theatre and film actor, a retired member of the SNT Drama Ljubljana ensemble, the Bert Prize. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, 23 November 2017 at the Slovenian Cinematheque. The prize is named after a legendary Slovenian actor Bert Sotlar (1921-1992). To quote from a statement by the judging panel: »If anyone at all, it is Boris Cavazza himself, who needn’t worry if any forthcoming film challenges are still in store for him, despite the fact that his impressive film (as well as theatre, radio and television) career has spanned over no less than five decades. However, he seems as timeless as ever, and his vitality continues to be taken for granted; it is his gaze that appears as if he possessed countless clues to all the spirits he inhabits while he is being watched by the audience. And we have watched him indeed, with enormous pleasure and passion and pride, since the early beginnings of his career in titles such as Passion According to Mathew, The Widowhood of Karolina Žašler, and Real Pests, as well as in recent ones, such as The Case of Feliks Langus, Short Circuits, Personal Luggage, and in his numerous bravura short film appearances. Boris Cavazza has never needed to take off his mask of greatness or discard it, since he has never needed one in the first place  ̶  it takes the greatest personalities only to know that it is enough to be simply human with a human face.«

From Linhart to Cankar, from Cankar to Linhart: a talk introducing the first two premieres of the Drama jubilee season 2017/18 (19 September at 17.00)

The upcoming season 2017/18 in celebration of Slovenian playwriting is significantly defined by two plays by Linhart and two plays by Cankar.  This is why you are kindly invited to join us on Tuesday, 19 September at 17.00 for a pre-show talk on the first floor of the Konzorcij Bookshop. The event will launch two opening nights of our jubilee season, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dramatic Society in Ljubljana: Linhart's Micka, the Mayor's Daughter, a comedy by Anton Tomaž Linhart, directed by Luka Martin Škof, and The Serfs, a play by Ivan Cankar, adapted and directed by Janez Pipan.

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