The Spectacle

Creative TV documentary film

Maribor is different than it was before. The city whose collective identity is marked by its working-class past and a love for football is fed up with the crises of recent decades. Older generations who have lived for shared dreams are surrendering to nostalgia and find it hard to come to terms with shifting tides. Meanwhile their childrens’ generation who find togetherness in football is looking for ways of keeping the community among increasingly less motivated surroundings. The focus of younger people on football is being lost to a digital universe with its myriad forms of global individualism and commercialization. Although everyone claims that Maribor is a city that is connected across generations, we find that one of the strongest things connecting  the population is a feeling of always being somewhere on the margins without a clear sense of belonging.

The project was created by Maribor based film production Filmfactory, and it is co-produced by Rusaalka Films. 



Marko Kumer Murč  Director 

Mitja Mlakar  Director Of Photography

Mojca Pernat  Producer (

Reaserch  Matevz Pucer