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Cinema Komunisto

Overview

Genre
Cultural History, Society, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

CINEMA KOMUNISTO takes us on a journey through the crumbling remains of Tito’s film industry, exploring the rise and fall of the cinematic illusion called Yugoslavia. Using rare footage from dozens of forgotten Yugoslav films, never-seen-before archive from film sets and Tito’s private screenings, the documentary recreates the narrative of a country, the stories told on screen and the ones hidden behind it. Stars such as Richard Burton, Sofia Loren and Orson Welles add a touch of glamour to the national effort, appearing in super-productions financed by the state. Tito’s personal projectionist who showed him films every night for 32 years, his favorite film director, the most famous actor of partisan films, and the boss of the central film studios with secret police links – all tell how the myth of Yugoslavia was constructed on the screen. Fiction and reality diverged until it all collapsed, leaving behind rotting sets and film clips from a country that no longer exists.

Stage
finished
Running time
101 and 56 minutes

Credits

  • Mila Turajlic ... Scriptwriter / Director / Archive researcher / Producer
  • Dragan Pesikan ... Producer / Postproduction Supervisor
  • Iva Plemic Divjak ... Producer / Distributor
  • Aleksandra Milovanovic ... Editor
  • Goran Kovacevic ... Director of Photography
  • Jelena Stankovic ... Additional Cinematography
  • Nemanja Mosurovic ... Composer
  • Aleksandar Protic ... Sound Designer
  • Ivan Uzelac ... Sound Recordist
  • Zeljko Djordjevic ... Sound Recordist
  • Jelena Sanader ... Graphic Design
  • Nikola Radojcic - Braca Burazeri ... Print Design & Website

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Dribbling pictures
Country
Serbia
Years of Production
2010
Locations
Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, USA
Prod. Partners
3K Productions (Serbia) & Intermedia Network (Serbia)

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
Over 90 int'l festivals. Full list at: http://www.cinemakomunisto.com/en/screenings/
Awards
16 int'l awards. Complete list at: http://www.cinemakomunisto.com/en
Distribution
Dribbling Pictures (Non-theatrical); E2 Films (UK&Ireland); FDDR (France); Illumina films (rest of the world)
Broadcast (Prod.)
ERT Greece
Broadcast (Acq.)
SKY Arts (UK), SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), TVP (Poland), TV Kultura (Russia), Cyprus Radio-Television, Noga (Israel), RTVSLO (Slovenia), HRT (Croatia)
Language
Serbian
Subtitles
english, french

Photos

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