KINO! 40/41 brings formally diverse analyses of contemporary breakthrough films, a series of interviews with selected filmmakers, a study of the oeuvre of the unique Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa and a thematic block dedicated to Miha Vipotnik, a Slovenian director of short experimental videos and films. The School Period section continues the discussion on genre films, while select studies are gathered in the Books, Reflection and Historicity of Cinema sections. The Pillow Shots placed between the theoretical texts provide for a well-deserved rest (according to Ozu). They range from an impression of the contemporary political situation in Paris to selected poems of Walt Whitman and several contributions of contemporary Slovenian poets and poetesses.