From our Collections – Bert Sotlar, on the Eve of 100th Anniversary of his Birth
We are presenting our collections. In December 2020, on the Eve of 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Bert Sotlar, we are presenting a photography of Bert Sotlar as Agamemnon in Aeschylus’s Oresteia (1968) directed by Mile Korun and a photography of Bert Sotlar as Uncle France in the movie Moments of Decision directed by František Čap (1955).
Bert Sotlar is a famous name of Slovenian theatre and film. After his studies at the Actors Academy in Ljubljana, Bojan Stupica engaged him as a young actor for Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, where he stayed for three years. After that he changed for Drama Theater in Ljubljana and stayed there until his retirement. Although he is best known for his performances in Slovenian and Yugoslavian films, in which he created more than 40 roles (let’s just recall his Štefuc in That Beautiful Day or Lovro in Don’t Cry Peter or Boštjan Presečnik in Flowers in autumn), he was also an important theatre actor, having created a series of psychologically deepened roles marked by striking masculinity, which eventually earned him the Borštnik Ring (1982) and the Prešeren Prize (1974). If one beyond that adds his contribution as an actor in television series and plays, one can only agree with the record attributed to him at the time of his death that he was a “master of all media”.
From our Collections – December 2020 Poster: