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Films From Yugoslavia

Dedicated to the ‘Last of the Mohicans', who live on the brink of society, but in original freedom, the film shows the everyday life of the gypsies - and exceeds it. ... Read more
Bourek's highly personal tribute to folklore and wedding songs of his native Slavonia. ... Read more
Memories, nostalgia, alienation, the ephemeral quality of life . . . these are the subjects of this animated diary. ... Read more
Maxi cat discovers the bell rope . . . ... Read more
Maxi Cat meets his double on the ceiling. ... Read more
A tale of unrequited love, based on Lamorisse's "The Red Balloon", made by the Oscar-winning Australian-born animator whose previous cartoons include "Henry Nine to Five", "Kama Sutra Rides Again" and "Great". ... Read more
The traditional Dubrovnik Summer Festival and a survey of the cultural and historical monuments of Dubrovnik, its seventeen open-theatres, its old palaces and its streets. ... Read more
On the beach a tourist inflates a whole village in plastics. There is an ersatz for everything, including even human sentiments. A small, but real nail, however, gets involved in these proceedings. ... Read more
Vukotic plays out the human drama of love, jealousy, murder and suicide in the environment of plastic beach toys. Winner of the first Academy Award for animation outside the United States. ... Academy Award, Best Animated Short, 1962; 1st Prize, San Francisco, 1961. ... Read more
With subdued colours and with apposite soundtrack, this bitterly satirical film warns that humanity and individuality may succumb to the advance of a mechanistic world. ... Read more
The film's complex pattern of collage and paint admirably expresses the story line deploring the ultimate absurdity of industrialisation. Far from being depressing, Mimica and Marks are reworking the traditional romantic view of man, pleading that the modern world be more human. ... 1st Prize ... Read more
This is from the first series of "mini mini" cartoons made as 'openers", by Dragic. ... Read more
Based on the work of famous Yugoslav artist. France Mihelic, Fantastic Ballad depicts a vision of the last moments of human life. ... Read more
!n a small fishing village, people have been living the same life for generations. The life of the people is only slightly above that of the countryside in which they live. All that they have, and that identifies them as human beings, comes from the sea. But one night, the normal order of things is ... Read more
An old man is dying in hospital under rather strange circumstances. Facing death, the old man remembers his past. . . ... Read more
A remote railway station near the Adriatic Riviera in Yugoslavia is the limbo where five young layabouts laze away the summer days, ... making pointless bets like placing heads on the line as a train approaches and the first one off is chicken. A train pulls in once a day. passengers pile out for ... Read more
Fatigue of life. Impotence. Evocative close-up images of the physical effects of age layer this film about elderly people. They are living in high inflation, small pensions and the indignity of financial poverty in a world that for them has changed too quickly This film is a visually rich and ... Read more
A 'mini mini' cartoon on the theme of curiosity. ... Read more
A multi-award winning film, presenting an ordinary day in a slaughterhouse in terms of the blood spilled. ... Read more
ln l942, a Serbian acrobat named Dragoljub Aleksic made a film about himself in occupied Belgrade. lt was the story of an orphan girl driven by her stepmother into the arms of a rich man when her true love belongs to the acrobat. The acrobat saves her after many heroic deeds. The print of the film ... Read more
A man with wooden wings is flying through the air, while his fellow men below are working on a huge project. ... Read more
A young and attractive schoolmaster arrives in a small, slumbering village on the endless Pannonian plains. The placid friendship of two Greek orthodox priests is disrupted when their respective wives try to foist their daughters on the new teacher. The film tells about the manoeuverings of the two ... Read more
In the rocky wastes of Mount Velebit, men have lived for centuries in close proximity with snakes. They learned to anticipate and cope with the dangers of the evil region, but the true battle begins when man comes to grips with the evil in himself. ... Read more
A man and a woman quarrel in the street. Others take sides, and a brawl begins. The police finally intervene and justice is carried out in a manner befitting this stylised, slap-stick satire. ... Read more
Highly stylised, this film uses pixilated motion to tell an anecdote about an affray in a street. ... Read more
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