Museum of Slovenian Film Actors



Muzej slovenskih filmskih igralcev

Kraška cesta 26 SI-6215 , Divača

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The Škratelj Homestead is an ethnological monument that represents not only architectural and regional cultural heritage but is also is the birthplace of the first Slovene film star Ida Kravanja (stage name Ita Rina).

The permanent exhibition on the actress, conceived by the Slovenian Cinematheque Museum Department and installed on the first floor of the homestead in 1998, was in 2011 expanded into the Museum of Slovenian Film Actors. The project has been supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Divača, while the renovation works on the Škratelj’s homestead were supported by the donation of Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. The museum incorporates 325 m² of the exhibition space and the 300 m² large auditorium for the open air screenings and the cinema hall with 60 seats.

Ita Rina

Born in the village of Divača, Ita Rina (1907–1979) was the first Slovene actress to achieve international star status – her heyday was in the late 1920s when she starred in the film Erotikon (1929) by Czech director Gustav Machaty, which enjoyed major box-office success both in Europe and in the USA.

The young Slovene actress Ita Rina first lived in Berlin, at that time the centre of the European film industry. Her debut was in the role of a chambermaid in Was die Kinder ihren Eltern verschweigen. After Erotikon she performed in the first Czech sound film Gallows Toni in 1930. She declined an invitation from Hollywood and instead got married, changed her name to Tamara Djordjević, and moved to Belgrade. After World War II she starred in in several Yugoslav theatre productions and the Yugoslav film production War (1960), however she never managed to regain her earlier fame. In 1979 Ita Rina died in Budva, and was buried in Belgrade.