Tag Archives: serbian
Sjaj u ocima / Loving Glances (2003) Srdjan Karanovic, Senad Alihodzic, Ivana Bolanca, Jelena Djokic, Drama, Romance
A warm romantic comedy with local Serbian flavor, “Loving Glances” marks the return of acclaimed Belgrade helmer Srdjan Karanovic to directing after a 12-year absence due to the war in former Yugoslavia and its aftermath. Film’s difficult production circumstances are invisible, however, in the mildly surreal inter-ethnic love story between two young refugees.
Bitka na Neretvi / The Battle of Neretva (1969) Veljko Bulajic, Yul Brynner, Hardy Krüger, Franco Nero, Drama, War
Battle on Neretva known as the ”fourth offensive” the most humane battle in World War II led by Yugoslav partisans. In January 1943 German army, afraid of Allied invasion of Balkans, launched great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia.
Zemaljski Dani Teku / The Days on Earth Are Flowing (1979) Goran Paskaljevic, Dimitrije Vujovic, Obren Helcer, Sarlota Pesic, Comedy, Drama
An old sea captain has lived on his own as long as he has been able to. Between his pension and the portraits he paints for a little spending money, he has done all right. However, the day finally comes when he must enter an old age home. Nothing daunted, his high spirits and zest for living infect the whole home with enthusiasm as they prepare a New Year’s Eve party for visiting relatives. Even the captain’s withdrawn and sour old roommate at the home eventually joins in.
Ziva istina / The Living Truth (1972) Tomislav Radic, Bozidarka Frajt, Ruza Rosoci, Vesna Veselic, Biography
The Living Truth (Živa istina), also released as Real Truth, is a 1972 Croatian film directed and written by Tomislav Radi?, starring Božidarka Frajt. Radi?’s directorial debut, a very low-budget cinéma vérité-style film about the everyday life of a struggling actress was met with critical acclaim and is considered one of the best Croatian films of the 1970s.
Salas u Malom Ritu / The Farm in the Small Marsh (1976) Branko Bauer, Slavko Stimac, Miodrag Radovanovic, Pavle Vuisic, Drama, War
War arrives to a small secluded village in Vojvodina. The Germans take a group of hostages through the village and on their way molest a small boy. As revenge the boy sets the German corn on fire. An intelligent and shrewd Gestapo officer Sicer arrives to investigate.
Milena is a middle-aged wife and mother ensconced comfortably behind a gate in an upscale suburb of Belgrade. She quietly tends to her looks, dutifully cooks and entertains, and meets her friends for choir practice. She makes love with her husband and they socialize jauntily with a group of old friends. But unsettling realities are beginning to seep into Milena’s consciousness and disrupt her ordered world. One day while cleaning, she happens upon a videotape that incriminates her husband in horrific war crimes. A Good Wife is the story of how this secret reverberates in Milena’s life and eventually changes her.
Jagode u grlu (1985) Srdjan Karanovic, Aleksandar Bercek, Branko Cvejic, Predrag ‘Miki’ Manojlovic, Drama
Nacionalna klasa / National Class (1979) Goran Markovic, Dragan Nikolic, Bogdan Diklic, Gorica Popovic, Comedy, Drama
One week in a life of Branimir Mitrovic “Floyd”, a young rally driver from the National Class (up to 785cc), dreaming of promotion to the higher category. He lives a carefree life of a Belgrade dandy boy, neglecting his girlfriend, avoiding his draft calls, and refusing to deal with any life responsibility in general. The decisive race on Saturday is only what he cares about.