torek, februar 22, 2005

Foreign Minister responds to Italian film

Slovene Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel has issued a statement on the recent Italian film Il cuore nel pozzo (Heart in a Pit) in which he downplays the controversy. "I do not think it is good that emotions are being stirred in an imprudent manner about things that happened years ago," he stated, adding that relations between Slovenia and Italy cannot be based on a film [SN / 10.02.05 / Italian Film About Partisan Atrocities Strains Bilateral Relations].

Minister of Culture Vasko Simoniti also commented: "A good film about what happened during and after WWII could be made in Slovenia as well, and this would neutralize to some extent what is happening now."