Film and Time by Neli Maraž

Neli Maraž, film creator and enthusiast from Goriška brda. This weekend, her film The Table (2022), which she made during the pandemic, was screened at the Dokumentarnica event in Vila Vipolže. “When everything seemed to stop outside because of the virus, the topography of small days began to unwittingly reveal itself. Those that have gone slightly off the rails of predictable time. The fragments of a family settled steadily on the skin of the table. The days grew, diminished and the table, somewhere off the map of what has been and what is to come, pulses, surrounded by all this life,” the author wrote about the film.


After the screening, film director Anja Medved said that this is a film about time and a film that, unlike many others that take us elsewhere, brings us home, to ourselves. It deals with everyday things that are both the simplest and the most difficult. It is about attention to detail.


Neli graduated from Film and Television direction at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana (AGRFT) in 2018. She works as a self-employed cultural professional (director and teacher) and as a visual artist in a wide range of audio-visual projects. Her graduation film What Remains won her the Zlatolaska Award, an annual “for students by students” award at the AGRFT for the best creative achievements. Other works include the short documentary Home to Me(mory) and the short TV documentary Kristjan. Her latest short film, The Table, produced by Roka Biček – Cvinger film, with music by Ingrid Mačus, a composer from Goriška brda, was screened at the Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož.