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Šije (Nikola Babić, )
A documentary about a competitive game, called "Sijavica", played in Dalmatia: a game requiring a special skill and which strongly relies on the integrity of the players. ... Read more

A Game (Dusan Vukotic, 1962)
Using two children's drawings and blending live-action with animation, this parable tells how adult suspicions can lead to war. ... Read more

A Goal in Life (Radivoj Gvozdanović, 1979)
A stream of demonstrators carrying placards and flags moves purposefully across the screen from right to left. There is only one man walking in the opposite direction carrying a flag. ... Read more

A Journey (Bogdan Žižić, 1972)
Seven passengers are travelling in a railway carriage. As they pass through a tunnel, one of them disappears. The others try to find him, but all the doors are locked. Then comes another tunnel . . . ... Read more

A Little Village Show (Krsto Papić, )
A documentary about the election of a beauty queen in a small village. Having been exposed to bad taste and cheap music on television, the villagers transform the occasion into a caricature, highligh… Read more

A Shadow on the Wall Opposite (Bruno Gamulin, 1970)
A boiler explodes in a factory and the night watchman is killed. The film tries to re-create — as far as it is possible — the man's experience. ... Read more

A VILLAGE PERFORMANCE OF HAMLET (Kristo Papic, 1972)
A fascist official in a little Croatian village decides to celebrate the anniversary of his appointment as local chief of the Party with a suitable cultural event. He wants the villagers to stage Sha… Read more

A VILLAGE PERFORMANCE OF HAMLET (Kristo Papic, 1972)
A fascist official in a little Croatian village decides to celebrate the anniversary of his appointment as local chief of the Party with a suitable cultural event. He wants the villagers to stage Sha… Read more

Allegro Vivace (Zvonimir Lončarić, Ante Zaninović, 1983)
Six short stories which, however they ... might begin, always end with love. ... Read more

Alone (V. Mimica, 1958)
This film won first prize for the best cartoon at the Venice Festival last year. It tells the story of a man who seeks in sleep freedom from the day's worries, but finds a greater fear in its solitud… Read more

Bird and Worm (Zlatko Grgić, 1977)
There is this bird that cannot fly and hates the whole world — especially that worm which eternally eludes him.. . ... Read more

BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT (Emir Kusturica, 1998)
The gypsies who populate Emir Kusturica's latest project, like those of his Cannes 1989 hit Time ot the Gypsies, live on the banks of the Danube River. These cheerful outcasts inhabit roughly constru… Read more

BLACK PEARLS (Svetomir Janic, 1958)
The action of this film takes us back to the first post-war years when a group of young delinquents were placed in an old monastery on the seacoast that had been transfoimed into a children's home. T… Read more

Boomerang (Boris Kolar, 1961)
An animated satire of the military types who sit in deep bunkers waiting to press the buttong: as ardently pacifist as it is funny. Award: Karlovy Vary Festival. ... Read more

CABARET BALKAN (Goran Paskaljević, 1998)
Veteran Serbian director Goran Paskaljević's Cabaret Balkan is set in Belgrade in 1995, offering a rivetting, fictitious account of events occurring on the night of the Dayton Peace Agreement. It… Read more

Canyon of the Tara (Z. Ristic, V. Perin, 1957)
Timber is floated down the rapids of the Tara river, by the "trifters" &ndash: lumberjacks &ndash: where danger is a part to their everyday life. ... Read more

Captain Arbanas Marko (Zlatko Bourek, 1967)
Inspired by the Albanian folk song, "They Got Him", the richly painted, decorated story of a cruel captain who rapes and plunders in the middle ages. ... 1st Prize, Oberhausen, 1968. ... Read more

Ceremony (Borivoj Dovniković, 1965)
Dovnikovic's confused little heroes lined up against a wall to pose for their leader, try their fumbling best to help him out ... an easy flowing black joke. ... Read more

Children (Goran Paskaljević, 1973)
The children are born. They play. They obey adults. They imitate them, too. And, the adults forget that children are born, play and imitate them. ... Read more

Collector (Milan Blažeković, )
He is an obsessed collector of butterflies. He spots the very last specimen needed to complete his collection, and the pursuit begins ... ... Read more

Concerto for Sub-Machine Gun (Dusan Vukotic, 1958)
An extraordinary raid on a bank led by a high-class gangster. The gang literally hangs out in a cupboard, where they are lined up on coat-hangers ready for action. The gun raid is conducted like an o… Read more

Concerto Gymnastico (Mica Milosevic, Nikola Majdak, 1963)
Using newsreel and archive material, together with specially shot footage, this film shows the life work of Yugoslav athletes. ... Read more

Cowboy Jimmy (Dusan Vukotic, 1957)
A colour cartoon in which a cowboy hero is lured from the screen by his young admirers &ndash: only to fall painfully short of their fantasy ideals. ... Read more

Curiosity (Borivoj Dovniković, 1966)
Everyone is curious to know what are the contents of a bag on a park bench. ... Read more

Dae (Stole Popov, 1979)
A film dedicated to the "Last of the Mohicans". A surrealistic record of the incomprehensible and rare contrasts of modern life. ... Read more

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