On Our Own Land
|Na svoji zemlji|
|Directed by||France Štiglic|
|Written by||Ciril Kosmač|
|Music by||Marjan Kozina|
|Edited by||Ivan Marinček|
|Distributed by||Triglav Film|
|November 21, 1948|
On Our Own Land (Slovene: Na svoji zemlji) is a 1948 film directed by France Štiglic. It was the first Slovene sound feature film. It was released on 21 November 1948 in Union Cinema (Kino Union) in Ljubljana, received great public acclaim, and was entered into the 1949 Cannes Film Festival.
The script was based (with significant changes) on the novella Grandpa Orel (Očka Orel) by Ciril Kosmač. It depicts the last two years of World War II in the Slovenian Littoral, occupied by the Italians. After their capitulation, the German army takes over a village. The movie tells about both the Partisan resistance forces and the villagers.
The music for the film was written by the composer Marjan Kozina.
- In the Kingdom of the Goldhorn, the first Slovene film
- "Festival de Cannes: On Own Land". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
- "Na svoji zemlji" [On Our Own Land] (PDF). Tematska pot Na svoji zemlji [Theme Path On Our Own Land] (in Slovenian and English). Heritage of Bača Society. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
- Frelih, Tone. 2008. Šestdesetletnica prvega slovenskega filma [60th Anniversary of First Slovene Film. Delo (14 November) (in Slovene)]
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