Damjan Kozole (b. 1964, Brežice, Yugoslavia) is a distinguished Slovenian director and screenwriter. At 22 he shot his first dramatic picture The Fatal Telephone Call (1987), considered the first independent film shot in the former Yugoslavia. He has a number of documentaries, shorts, and features to his credit, many of which attained honors at international festivals. Spare Parts (2003) screened in competition at the Berlinale and then at more than 50 other festivals, including Karlovy Vary, which also presented his fourth feature, Porno Film (2000). After premiering at Locarno, Labor Equals Freedom (2005) went on to succeed at a variety of fests, including Sarajevo, Valencia, and Wiesbaden, and Slovenian Girl (2009) hit more than 100 festivals after its Toronto premiere. Nightlife is Kozole’s ninth feature.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016