A FILM by Martin Turk

In early 20th century Austro-Hungarian city of Trieste, a group of local fearless entrepreneurs decided to open Ireland’s first full time cinema, the Cinema Volta, led by an unknown english teacher from Dublin: James Joyce. 

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In 1909, four fearless entrepreneurs and then-unknown Irish writer James Joyce met in Trieste, the main port of the Austro-Hungarian empire, where he convinced them to expand their cinema business and invest in the opening of Ireland’s first full time cinema. The Cinema Volta is not a historical documentary about the opening of a landmark cinema, but a light, spirited and modern personal search for the spirit of the people involved. 


Details: FULLHD, 85′, Slovenia, Italy
Genre: biography, creative, history
Subject: Drago Jančar
Treatment: Martin Turk
Producer(s): Radovan Mišić, Marta Zaccaron
Production(s): Fabula d.o.o., Incipit Film
Status: in distribution
With the support of: Fondo Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, Slovenian Film Center, Rtv Slovenia, Viba Film