Jože Pogačnik, Slovenian film director, Died at 83


Jože Pogačnik was born April 22, 1932, in Maribor and died on February 16, 2016.

He was a retired Slovenian film director and screenwriter.

He studied film directing.

Jože first worked as a film critic, before becoming a prominent author of documentary films in the 1960s, mainly dealing with social issues.

Jože Pogačnik 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.

Jože Pogačnik made his first feature film Stronghold of Toughs (Slovenian: Grajski biki), in 1967.

Mr. Pogacnik 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 passed away at 83 yrs old.