22 April 1932|
Maribor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Died||16 February 2016
Jože Pogačnik (22 April 1932 – 16 February 2016) was a Slovenian film director and screenwriter.
After studying film directing, Pogačnik first worked as a film critic, before becoming a prominent author of documentary films in the 1960s, mainly dealing with social issues. He also made several short films, including Tri etide za Cathy i Miloša, which won the Silver Bear award at the 1972 Berlin International Film Festival.
In 1967 he made his first feature film Stronghold of Toughs (Slovenian: Grajski biki), and he won the Golden Arena for Best Director for his last feature film Cafe Astoria (Kavarna Astoria, 1989) at the 1989 Pula Film Festival.
- Jože Pogačnik at the Internet Movie Database
- Jože Pogačnik at the Slovenian Film Fund website (Slovene)
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