Sadar+Vuga XX Film Essay


Welcome: Ulrich Müller

Introduction: Franc But (Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin)

Screening + talk with Jürgen Mayer H. and Bostjan Vuga

Focus of “Sadar+Vuga XX” documentary by director Damjan Kozole is the design process behind one of the most influential Slovenian architectural studios of the new generation, Sadar+Vuga.

The documentary “Sadar+Vuga XX” explores the production and communication of the Slovenian architectural firm Sadar+Vuga established by Jurij Sadar and Boštjan Vuga in Ljubljana in 1996. Individual reflections and talks with Slovenian and foreign architects, architectural critics and policy-makers, combined with overviews of the firm’s extensive archives and visits to their largest realisations, document the diverse architectural production with which the architects consistently employ to seek out the new in architecture.

The film leads viewers chronologically through the firm’s four distinct periods. It begins with the founding of Sadar+Vuga in the transtitional mid-1990s, a period open to political, social and architectural change, then through a time of growth and economic crisis, culminating with the never fully realised project for the Sports park Stožice, the career achievement that really wasn’t.

Cast: Boštjan Vuga, Jurij Sadar, Ana Kreč, Ian Anderson, Maroje Mrduljaš, Maja Vardjan, Janez Koželj, Aran Chadwick, Juergen Mayer H., Andreas Ruby, Dijana Vučinić, Simon Hartmann.

Screenplay: Ana Kreč
Director of photography: Matjaž Mrak
Sound designer: Julij Zornik
Graphic design: Emil Kozole
Editor: Jurij Moškon
Composer: Aldo Kumar
Production assistant: Alja Košir
Producer: Danijel Hočevar
Director: Damjan Kozol
Production: VERTIGO 2017