Yugoslavia

Aleksandar Petrovic – Bice skoro propast sveta AKA It Rains in My Village (1968)

Bice skoro propast sveta (1968)
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A bizarre and tragic love story involving swineherd, village fool, teacher and an agricultural pilot. The story unfolds in a remote village in the communist ruled Yugoslavia at the down of Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Read More »

Mate Relja – Vlak u snijegu AKA Train in the Snow (1976)

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The year is 1932. At the behest of their teacher, fourth grade schoolchildren in a small Croatian village found an old-style Slavic Zadruga and organize a field trip to Zagreb. On their way back, their teacher gets ill and must stay in a hospital. As the children travel back on their own, the train gets blocked by a snowdrift. With the help of the children, the railroad workers manage to clear the way. Read More »

Jovan Zivanovic – Cudna devojka AKA Strange Girl (1962)

An interesting drama by Yugoslav director Jovan Zivanovic about a young woman with internal conflicts, Minja (Spela Rozin) leaves her provincial town suffering from some sort of trauma caused by an older man, her drawing class teacher. As she is on her way to studying in at the big university she runs into a journalist and though she is angry, embittered, and temporarily without grounding, she has a one-night-stand. Her morals take a downward turn after arriving in the city and for awhile, it looks as though there is little hope of her recovering from her past wounds. Read More »

Vladimir Zivkovic – Slatko od snova AKA Sweet Dreams (1994)

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Deni, a young woman working in McDonalds, has dreams of fame. When a producer discovers her singing talent he gets her into the game. However, she soon feels overburdened. Fortunately, the ghost of Elvis is there to help her. Read More »

Vatroslav Mimica – Ponedjeljak ili utorak AKA Monday or Tuesday (1966)

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Monday or Tuesday (Serbo-Croatian: Ponedjeljak ili utorak) is an acclaimed 1966 Yugoslav drama film directed by Vatroslav Mimica starring Slobodan Dimitrijević. The film’s title is a famous quote from Virginia Woolf’s 1919 work Modern Fiction (and the title of her 1921 short story collection) in which she described her approach to writing: “Examine for a moment an ordinary mind on an ordinary day. The mind receives a myriad impressions—trivial, fantastic, evanescent, or engraved with the sharpness of steel. From all sides they come, an incessant shower of innumerable atoms; and as they fall, as they shape themselves into the life of Monday or Tuesday.” Read More »

Nikola Tanhofer – Osma vrata AKA The Eighth Door (1959)

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The film takes place in Belgrade during the German occupation in World War II. The main character is Predrag Simonović, played by Milivoje Živanović, a professor who is not concerned with politics and war, but who accidentally comes into possession of a list of resistance movement members and becomes involved. Read More »

Zivko Nikolic – Smrt gospodina Goluze AKA Death of Mr Goluza (1982)

PLOT:
Traveling salesman in a small town before WW2 makes a solemn promise to kill himself.
Later he finds that the local people took him very seriously. Read More »