Damjan Kozole is an acclaimed film director from Slovenia. His 2003 feature film Spare Parts was screened in the Competition Programme at Berlinale 2003 and following that at more than fifty international film festivals, where it won many international awards and entered the selection of best European Film for the European Film Awards. In his films, some of the most raffish, funky and even sordid characters discover their own humanity. By implication, too, they deal with the emergence of Slovenia after the break-up of Yugoslavia.
Born in Brecice in 1964, Kozole grew up in Krško, living and working in Ljubljana. He directed his first feature film at the age of 22, the low budget The Fatal Telephone, one of the first independent films made in former Yugoslavia. His films have played at many international film festivals, and his previous feature film, Porno Film, was a hit in his native Slovenia.