Yugoslavia

Kiril Cenevski – Crno seme AKA Black Seed (1971)

This movie made from a wonderful book with the same name(Black Seed)give us a look of how were treated the Macedonian prisoners in the Greek Civil War after the World War 2.it is beautiful because it is so real,and the public could feel the exodus of those people.the director himself didn’t want to include a music in the film so the only sound that we could hear in all of in is rolling of the stones.the film won the Grand Prix at Pula Festival in Croatia and the director was named as one of the young directors who could give a great hope to the Macedonian and Europe Cinematography,but he only made four movies.For the end I would like to mention all the roles in the movies(especially the main one)are marvelous and some of them have been awarded at different Film Festivals. Read More »

Krsto Papic – Tajna Nikole Tesle AKA The Secret of Nikola Tesla (1980)

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Life and times of Nikola Tesla, famous scientist whose inventions were stolen, but whose greatest contribution to mankind remain a mystery to this day.

A bewitching film about Nikola Tesla (Peter Bozovic), one of the world’s most gifted but unknown scientific discoverers, the genius who ushered in the age of electricity, who was born in 1856 in the village of Smiljan, in the province of Lika, Croatia—then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Tesla’s inventions were stolen but whose name nevertheless remains legendary for his overwhelming scientific contributions. He is quoted as saying “Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity.” Read More »

Aleksandar Petrovic – Tri AKA Three (1965)

Three encounters of revolutionary Milos (Velimir “Bata” Zivojinovic) with death during the war. In the episode one, Milos is watching the death of someone else. In the second episode, he is being prosecuted by Germans. In the third episode, he lived throughout the war in the situation to decide human lives. The dilemma which haunted him during the war stays: whether to punish or forgive. Read More »

Djordje Kadijevic – Praznik AKA The Feast (1967)

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Set in the mountains of Serbia, the film takes place during the Christmas time in 1943. Chetnics (yugoslav army in the homeland) are stationed in the village and they deal with two American pilots who have crashed in the mountain nearby. Initially welcomed, the Americans believe they have found allies who will get them to the Partizans (communists) very soon. It does not work out that way, and while they are dined and wined at first, later on they are detained. During the night, however, the two captives escape… Read More »

Petar Krelja – Godisnja doba Zeljke, Visnje i Branke AKA The Four Seasons (1979)

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The film is an omnibus consisting of three stories – “Usvojenje”, “Ferije” and “Probni rok”. We follow fragments of the lives of young girls from a social institution for children and young adults without parents. In the first story, a wealthy young couple wants to adopt a five-year-old girl, Zeljka. The emotionally undeveloped child has a hard time adapting to her new environment. In Ferije, fifteen-year-old Visnja spends her winter holidays in a gloomy home for young delinquents, where she experiences her first romance. The heroine of the third story is nineteen-year-old Branka who, after her graduation, tries to find a job and become independent from the social institutions she has lived in her entire life. Written by nixona Read More »

Emir Kusturica – Sjecas Li Se, Dolly Bell ? aka Do you remember, Dolly Bell ? (1981)

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As Hollywood movies begin to find their way into the country, sixteen year-old Dino becomes seduced by the glamour of the gangster films that flash before his eyes at the local cinema. Determining to follow a life of crime himself, Dino falls in with a band of petty crooks until a liaison with local prostitute Dolly Bell turns his world upside down in a way not even the movies could have prepared him for. Read More »

Zivojin Pavlovic – Zaseda AKA The Ambush (1969)

Idealistic young man supports the party and the new Yugoslavia’s communist regime, but soon gets involved in various political and criminal machinations becoming more and more confused about what’s right and what’s wrong. Read More »