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Films From Yugoslavia

The theme is a contemporary one, involving the social, ethical, and psychological problems of that symbol our times—the "anti-hero". ... Marko, a young Yugoslav, travels abroad to satisfy his sense of adventure, and what he regards as the need to live a life different from that of his ... Read more
Dovnikovic's salute to all the sergeants of the world. A masterful blend of humour and psychology, this is Dovnikovic at his best. ... Silver Bear, Berlin, 1968. ... Read more
In this forceful, often amusing documentary, the hidden camera observes peasanst wrangling, over seemingly trifling matters, in a district court. ... First Prize, Mannheim Festival. ... Read more
One of the classics in animation, and a superb adaptation of the Balzac tale of self-deception and nightmarish horror. Kristl's powers as a poet dominate the whole of the film. ... 1st Prize, Vancouver, 1961. ... Read more
Four friends try to teach a man a different style of walking. ... Read more
In the frame, a fettered man. The 'liberator' runs toward him, hands him a flag and a medal, and runs away ... ... Read more
For workers on distant construction sites, where they have been working for years, far away from their families, every visit is a precious experience. The film observes the visit of one wife, who conies to visit her husband. ... Read more
A railway bridge is being built in a small valley; worker's wife comes to visit him. ... Read more
Love is the same the world over, but there are variations on the theme; this film is a parody on the American, Swedish, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Yugoslav styles. ... Read more
Love Stories presents representations of love and sex. ... Read more
A couple of lovers in a passionate embrace. Camera panning back, discloses a third person, a policeman, who gets himself involved in the action. ... Read more
The action is set in an industrial centre in Eastern Serbia. Jan Rudinski, an engineer, comes to the town, entrusted with the assembly of some intricate machinery. He falls in love with the sensuous daughter of the couple in whose home he is staying, but while he is at a party given in his honour ... Read more
Aleksandar Petrovic's early films, One Day and Three, have been shown in the Melbourne Film Festival, and his I Also Knew Happy Gypsies enjoyed a commercial success in Australia. His latest film, based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel, works on the level of fantasy, but the issues it deals with are ... Read more
With a twist in the old story, this is the latest film by the celebrated Yugoslav puppet film maker. Zlatko Bourek. ... Read more
Stalter's remarkable hand-painted evocation of Edgar Allan Poe's haunting tale of famine and plague. Stalter has captured more of the elusiveness of the moody poet than any other film-maker. ... Read more
Based on the story of Edgar Allan Poe, the film tells the tale about Count Prospero, who amidst the plague devastating the world, locks himself into his castle with his decadent court. A ball is interrupted by the visit of a beautiful woman who seduces the Count and whose identity is revealed only ... Read more
A gently amusing animated film about a group of forest animals struggling for possession of a mirror The film could be seen as depicting the rising menace of vanity and selfishness in the community. ... Read more
A millstone is exhibited by chance at a modern art exhibition. The admirers of abstract art are enthusiastic about the new work until the miller appears and takes back the stone to the mill. ... Read more
A ventriloquist goes into an old people's home where he intends to live out his days. He is asked by the man in charge of the home to give a performance for some visitors, but in doing so he insults all the guests as well as the administrators of the home. ... Read more
A documentary about a horse stud, with emphasis on a particular stallion. ... Read more
Zaninovic's egoist takes on the universe! ... Read more
One girl, one bed and . . . one man. They negotiate. The price goes up . . . then down. Finally they reach an agreement. ... Read more
There is a mud lake somewhere in Yugoslavia, immersion in which, people believe, will cure incurable diseases. Their belief is symbolic of man's innate aspiration to elevate himself throughout his existence. from the depths to the summit, from darkness to light, from death to eternity. ... Read more
An optimist and a pessimist meet and are in conflict throughout the whole film. The optimist tries to cheer up the pessimist, but the latter relates everything to the state of the world and of cinema today. ... Read more
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