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Films From Yugoslavia

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
Using two children's drawings and blending live-action with animation, this parable tells how adult suspicions can lead to war. ... Read more
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
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 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, highlighting the ill effects of false urbanisation, which results in the impoverishment of the peasants and ... Read more
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 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 Shakespeare's Hamlet. The school-teacher is reluctant, as only one person in the village has ever seen ... Read more
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 Shakespeare's Hamlet. The school-teacher is reluctant, as only one person in the village has ever seen ... Read more
Six short stories which, however they ... might begin, always end with love. ... Read more
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 solitude. ... Read more
There is this bird that cannot fly and hates the whole world — especially that worm which eternally eludes him.. . ... Read more
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 constructed, semi-permanent dwellings and make a living via all kinds of skulduggery. The plot revolves ... Read more
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. The lack of understanding on the part of the authorities lead to the revolt of the boys. ... Were ... Read more
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
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 is the dawn of an awakening political consciousness, fraught with the lingering threat of hatred ... Read more
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
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
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
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
He is an obsessed collector of butterflies. He spots the very last specimen needed to complete his collection, and the pursuit begins ... ... Read more
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 orchestral piece, but things come to grief when the shares and accounts are settled. A hilarious ... Read more
Using newsreel and archive material, together with specially shot footage, this film shows the life work of Yugoslav athletes. ... Read more
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
Everyone is curious to know what are the contents of a bag on a park bench. ... Read more
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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