Film Archive

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117

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1976
19 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Adil Begolli
Besim Sahatçiu
Afrim Spahiu
Mentor Kaçi
Winner of the Grand Prix at the 1978 Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, this is one of the finest examples of ethnographic film from this region and certainly the best ethnographic documentary to come from Kosovo in a long time. Shot in the Kosovar village of Nevokaze, it depicts the traditional lifestyle of an Albanian family numbering 117 members, all living under one roof and in great harmony. Hailed by critics as the “spiritual portrait of the nation” it marked a turning point in Kosovar documentary cinema by introducing high aesthetical values never before seen in Kosovo’s film history.
Veton Nurkollari
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
Attendant Živko Nikolić

Nikolić is one of foremost film artists of Yugoslavia. His connection to Montenegro, its people and traditions, was expressed in many remarkable feature films and short documentaries.

Attendant

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1973
14 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Dunav Film
Živko Nikolić
Klea Harisijadis
Slavko Vukčević
Klea Harisijadis
Živko Nikolić
Kaćo Kovačević, Radivoj Vujić
Nikolić is one of foremost film artists of Yugoslavia. His connection to Montenegro, its people and traditions, was expressed in many remarkable feature films and short documentaries. Without words and with powerful images, this poetic film delves deeply into some lesser known rituals.
Rada Šešić
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
Hop Jan Vlatko Filipović

One of those cinematic pearls that do not age. It celebrates man’s work, strength and skill. At the same time, it is an oblique comment on society and the situation of the working class.

Hop Jan

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1967
11 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Goran Ugrin
Vlatko Filipović
Mario Arkus
Đorđe Jolić
Zora Branković
Vlatko Filipović
Dragutin Jelić
One of those cinematic pearls that do not age. It celebrates man’s work, strength and skill. At the same time, it is an oblique comment on society and the situation of the working class. Its impressive camera work with carefully chosen details, its specific rhythm and sound make this film unforgettable.
Rada Šešić
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
I'm Mad Ivan Martinac

The idyllic Yugoslav Riviera. A large, empty terrace overlooking the blue Adriatic. A man with a glass of wine. Haunting, riotous voices of the masses end the peace. The mythological, unconditional peace is disturbed.

I'm Mad

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1967
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Kino Klub Split
Ivan Martinac
Ivan Martinac
Ivan Martinac
Ivan Martinac
The idyllic Yugoslav Riviera. A large, empty terrace overlooking the blue Adriatic. A man with a glass of wine. Haunting, riotous voices of the masses end the peace. The mythological, unconditional peace is disturbed. A touch of madness? A smile? And drums. Hunting him or them, heard or not, the drums drum. – He is, or must be, mad.
Kumjana Novakova
Retrospective 2018
June Turmoil Želimir Žilnik

Student protest, declarations of solidarity, police violence, in Belgrade like everywhere else; but here they are part of the struggle for a better socialism.

June Turmoil

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1969
10 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Neoplanta Film Novi Sad
Želimir Žilnik
Dušan Ninkov
Miodrag Petrović-Šarlo
Želimir Žilnik
Bogdan Tirnanić, Branko Vučićević
Student protest, declarations of solidarity, police violence, in Belgrade like everywhere else; but here they are part of the struggle for a better socialism.

Tobias Hering
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
Mirror Luka Bezić

Old cinema creates new cinema in a new context. Stolen old images, someone’s audio track, someone else’s soundscapes – they re-create, reinventing interactions, relations and dialogue in familiar footage.

Mirror

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1987
9 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Kino Klub Split
Luka Bezić
Luka Bezić
Old cinema creates new cinema in a new context. Stolen old images, someone’s audio track, someone else’s soundscapes – they re-create, reinventing interactions, relations and dialogue in familiar footage. Telling new stories. Transforming it back into cinema.
Kumjana Novakova
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
Mother Stole Popov

This balladic, powerful documentary, winner of a prize at the Leipzig documentary festival 1979 and a Grand Prix at Oberhausen, depicts the specific characteristics of a Roma community.

Mother

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1976
16 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Risto Teofilovski, Varda Film
Stole Popov
Stole Popov
Mišo Samoilovski
Dimitar Grbevski
Ante Popovski
Gligor Pakovski
This balladic, powerful documentary, winner of a prize at the Leipzig documentary festival 1979 and a Grand Prix at Oberhausen, depicts the specific characteristics of a Roma community. Exploring their iconography it brings us closer to the community and an understanding of their view of life. Brilliant camera work and sophisticated direction.
Rada Šešić

The Great Fear

Animated Film
Yugoslavia
1958
13 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Zagreb film
Dušan Vukotić
Tomica Simović
Zlatko Grgić
Ivo Vrbanić, Dušan Vukotić
While a man is reading a horror novel his flat comes to life … A successful parody on 1950s horror movies.

Franziska Bruckner

The Special Trains

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1972
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Ante Deronja
Krsto Papić
Lidija Jojić
Ivica Rajković
Lida Braniš-Bobanac
Krsto Papić
Božo Kramarić
Papić, also known for his feature films, always chose hot topics at the time of production. This film on “gastarbeiter” who chose to leave communist Yugoslavia and go to work in Germany, is socially and politically significant. At the same time, it displays a charming style with a distinctive author’s touch.
Rada Šešić
Retrospective 2018
The Unemployed Želimir Žilnik

The Yugoslavian workers who emigrated in droves are a bargaining chip between the South-East and the North-West – a chip with hearts, brains, faces and voices.

The Unemployed

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1968
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Neoplanta Film, Novi Sad
Želimir Žilnik
Petar Latinović
Milica Poličević
Želimir Žilnik
The Yugoslavian workers who emigrated in droves are a bargaining chip between the South-East and the North-West – a chip with hearts, brains, faces and voices.

Ralph Eue
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
Uprising in Jazak Želimir Žilnik

One of the top directors of Yugoslavian cinema, provocative, lucid, brave and with a great sense of humour, introduces us to the old inhabitants of a village, those who have many intriguing stories to share.

Uprising in Jazak

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1971
18 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Panfilm
Želimir Žilnik
Milivoje Milivojević
Kaća Stojanović
Želimir Žilnik
One of the top directors of Yugoslavian cinema, provocative, lucid, brave and with a great sense of humour, introduces us to the old inhabitants of a village, those who have many intriguing stories to share. It’s remarkable how skillfully Žilnik transposes talking heads to a higher level that provides lightness.
Rada Šešić
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
Xenia on Tour Filip Robar Dorin

What is often discussed nowadays, the thin line between fiction and documentary, was taken for granted 40 years ago … Xenia is a young choreographer who brought modern dance to Yugoslavia in the 1970s.

Xenia on Tour

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1975
13 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Viba film
Filip Robar Dorin
Karpo Godina
Filip Robar Dorin
Karpo Godina, Ksenija Hribar, Filip Robar Dorin
What is often discussed nowadays, the thin line between fiction and documentary, was taken for granted 40 years ago … Xenia is a young choreographer who brought modern dance to Yugoslavia in the 1970s. She comes to a traditional village on a tiny island in the Adriatic and practices her art.
Rada Šešić