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Cinema of Yugoslavia

Contract With the Devil

Tucaković reconstructs his story, yet not much as it is known, as chapter of Ray Nicholas´ life.   The film is quite diverse and eclectic: there are poetic sequences that evoke old Nicholas’ movies, which is in general more or less cinematic poetics. Central subject is the arrival of Ray in Belgrade at the beginning of 60s, and the ambition of Yougoslav communist leader Dražević to make his own communist Hollywood and get hold of Oscar Award for the film done by Nicholas....

Dr. Ray and the Devils

Before I write more about Serbian film premier on the International Film Festival FEST 2012 I would like to present you Dinko Tucaković, Serbian film director, film historian, critic, essayist and the principal of Belgrade’s Kinoteka (Yugoslav Film Archive). This time he made rather interesting film with great care and distinctive humor depicting the old communist state of mind in Yugoslavia in 60s. The film’s called,  Dr. Ray and the Devils (Doktor Rej i đavoli)  film that closed the ...

Le Positif and Makavejev

Another exclusive guest coming from France on FEST2011 is indeed writer and author of a book about Stanley Kubrick  and Editor of the most exclusive French film magazine ever “Le Positif”, a film critic, Michel Ciment. Ciment held a Master Class, moderated by the black wave old Yugoslav film Dušan Makavejev on the festival, because Ciment (as many others) is truly nostalgic for the times of the big Yugoslav cinema. And for those who do not know, Pavlovic, Djordjevic and Makavejev of the ...

16 features at Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki

For the 17th consecutive year, the Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), programmed by Dimitri Kerkinos, showcases a selection of the most important Balkan films of the year. Its main objective is to invite attention to and launch platforms of communication between the filmmakers of the area and an international audience.Additional initiatives such as the script-development Balkan Fund and the Balkan Works in Progress provide opportunities to buyers and di...

A new award for the Motovun Film Festival

  Motovun Film Festival will be presenting as of this year - the Bauer Award! It will be awarded to the best film in the region in order to contribute to the opening of national boundaries and cinema markets in the region.   Film professionals from the territory that the award covers - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia - will be selecting the best film of the season. In addition to the award, the director of the best film will re...

“Socialism” is the theme of this year's Subversive Film Festival

The 3rd Subversive Film Festival whose theme this year explores "Socialism", will be held from 1 to 25 May in the following locations: in the Europa, Tuškanac, Grič and SC cinemas and in the building of the former Museum of Contemporary Art. As previous festivals, this year's festival will also include a rich film, theoretical and artistic programme as well as a range of other events. The neoliberal utopia has died at least twice in the 21st century: once on 9/11 and th...

Highlights on Manaki Brothers” in Bitola

The International Cinematographers Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” in Bitola is organized by the Macedonian Film Professionals Association (MFPA).Founded 21 May 1950, MFPA represents the interests of film professionals and film authors in our country. Besides looking after its members’ rights and interests, MFPA fosters the professional development and growth of film creativity in the Republic of Macedonia. The Association aims to strengthen Macedonian cinematography and to ensure its cont...

Finding Slovenian Cinema On The International Film Map

 Friday, July 11-----What most American do not know about the country of Slovenia could easily fill the mileage that separates the two countries. Well, with the idea that film can be an informative and illuminating guide to other cultures, New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Slovenian Film Fund will be presenting a program of classic and contemporary Slovenian films from July 16 to 22. So ladies and gents, it’s time to brush up on your Slovene savvy.Let’s start with some basic...

"Promise Me This" by Emir Kusturica

Two-time Palme d’Or winner for When Father was Away on Business in 1985 and Underground in 1995, Emir Kusturica is once again showing a film in the Official Competition entitled Promise Me This. The action takes place in the Serbian countryside and centers on the promises made by Tsane (Uros Milovanovic) to his aging grandfather (Aleksandar Bercek): go over the three hills into the nearest town and sell their cow at the market there. With the money, Tsane must buy a religious icon and then any...

Kusturica Cannes president and Payne at Un certain Regard

Emir Kusturica will be President of the Jury for the 58th Festival de Cannes which takes place from May 11th to 22nd 2005.When selected for the first time at Cannes in 1985, he won the Palme d'Or for When Father was Away on Business. He returned in 1989 with Time of the Gypsies, and was awarded the Director's Prize. In 1995, Underground saw him join the very select group of directors who have twice been awarded the Palme d'Or. After the success of Life is a Miracle in 2004, Emir Kusturica accept...

Emir Kusturica walks them up again

In Competition with "Life is a Miracle" Emir Kusturica makes another come back to Jacob's land. Let us cross some fingers that he will get similar luck with his latest film after his previous palms.Life is a Miracle (Zivot Je Cudo) marks the return of Emir Kusturica in Cannes, one of the rare directors – along with Francis Ford Coppola, Bille August and Shohei Imamura – to have been bestowed two Palme d'Or awards: the first one in 1985 for When Father Was Away on Business and again 10 years ...


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