Tag Archives: serbian
Splav meduze / The Medusa Raft (1980) Karpo Acimovic-Godina, Olga Kacijan, Vladislava Milosavljevic, Boris Komnenic, Drama
In the early 20’s there’s a group on anarchic artistic yugoslawian yahoos traipsing around the rural never-lands of what then was the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The leader of the pack is a Serbian futurist/dadaist poet and bohemian Ljubisa Micic, who with his friends, lovers and partners, starts the highly ephemeral, Balkan’s own avant guard movement the Zenith(ism)! Odd things happen as they get mired in our lovely, mostly Panonian muddy roads, while the cablegrams and exchanges keep pouring from the source so diverse (and equally famous) as a Tristan Tzarra (auf Zurich!), Vladimir Vl. Majakovsky (auf Moskau!) or the beloved Italian futurist Marinetti!
Cavka / Blackbird (1988) Milos ‘Misa’ Radivojevic, Marko Ratic, Slobodan Negic, Aleksandar Bercek, Drama
Story about friendship between two boys coming from different social backgrounds, but with the equally bitter family experiences.
Variola vera (1982) Goran Markovic, Rade Serbedzija, Erland Josephson, Dusica Zegarac, Drama, Horror
One pilgrim, infected with an unknown illness, enter the country. Relocated from place to place is dying, and disease spreads. The moment they realize that they are responsible for the disease was considered eradicated, but it is too late. An outbreak of smallpox begins to revive, leading to lure individuals and society. The infected are isolated and left to the logic of the terrible diseases which all but forgotten, considering the distant past…
Specijalno vaspitanje / Special Education (1977) Goran Markovic, Slavko Stimac, Bekim Fehmiu, Ljubisa Samardzic, Drama
Educator and those educated in a home for juvenile delinquents in the same test: approach, take a peek into his soul to become a man. The story of a minor, neglected boys-offenders and their teachers who try to reject the old methods of rehabilitation.
Lepa sela lepo gore / Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996) Srdjan Dragojevic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Dragan Maksimovic, Comedy, Drama, History
At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have grown up together near a deserted tunnel linking the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Zagreb. They never dare go inside, as they believe an ogre resides there. Twelve years later, during the Bosnian civil war, Milan, who is trapped in the tunnel with his troop, and Halil, find themselves on opposing sides, fatefully heading toward confrontation.
Cekaj me, ja sigurno necu doci / Wait for Me and I Will Not Come (2009) Miroslav Momcilovic, Milos Samolov, Mirjana Karanovic, Gordan Kicic, Drama, Romance
Alek is desperate because Teodora left him after a three-year relationship. Alek keeps calling Teodora who has fallen in Love with Nemanja in the meantime. And however decisive and tough Teodora is when she sees Alek, she is as lenient and helpless when she is spending time with Nemanja. The problem is that Nemanja is not in love with her but with Marina, a girl younger by a couple of years. Unfortunately, Marina is not in love with him, she is very attracted to Alek’s “Slavic desperation”. She does not know that the reason for his “charm of a desperate man” is the catastrophe with Teodora, she thinks Alek is simply that way… A certain emotional system of connected judgments is established, an enchanted love circle that everyone is longing for everyone, everyone is harassing and torturing everyone, and in its centre is Bane, as the witness of all emotional prides and falls.
Bure baruta / Cabaret Balkan (1998) Goran Paskaljevic, Mira Banjac, Ivan Bekjarev, Aleksandar Bercek, Drama
The film takes place in Belgrade in the mid nineties of the twentieth century, when the brutality and violence are becoming part of everyday reality. A series of separate stories each linked inheritance situations. The painful atmosphere of increasing brutality from which you can not see the output as the main motiv is repeated in the question of accountability: “Who is guilty?”
Dogadjaj / An Event (1969) Vatroslav Mimica, Pavle Vuisic, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Boris Dvornik, Drama
A grandfather and his grandson go to a fair to sell a horse. A ranger and his vicious partner, Matijevic, follow them as they return home in order to rob them. The confrontation takes place in the forest.
Optimisti / The Optimists (2006) Goran Paskaljevic, Lazar Ristovski, Bojana Novakovic, Petar Bozovic, Drama
Five scenarios in which people have trouble distinguishing truth from illusions. Each segment reflects the motto of Voltaire’s Candide: “Optimism is insisting everything is good, when everything is bad.”