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CINEMA KOMUNISTO
 
PROJECT INFO

Original title: Cinema Komunisto

Produced by: Dribbling Pictures (Serbia), Intermedia Network (Serbia), 3K Productions (Serbia)
Producer: Dragan Pešikan
Producers: Mila Turajlić, Iva Plemić, Dejan Petrović, Goran Ješić
Director: Mila Turajlić
Screenplay: Mila Turajlić
Director of photography: Goran Kovačević
Music: Nemanja Mosurović
Editor: Aleksandra Milovanović
 

Genre: Documentary; Running time: 101min; Format: HDcam and DigiBETA / color / black and white;Sound: Stereo; Aspect ratio: 16:9 Wide screen; Release date: 2010;

CAST

Steva Petrović / Dragiša Gile Đurić / Aleksandar Leka Konstantinović / Veljko Bulajić / Velimir Bata Živojinović

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, as well as 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 30 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 history of Yugoslavia was constructed on the screen.

STILLS
AWARDS

5th Cape Winelands Film Festival, South Africa (2012) – Special Jury Mention
19th FIPRESCI, Serbia (2012) – Best Documentary
47th Chicago International Film Festival, USA (2011) - Gold Hugo for Best Documentary
22nd Alpe Adria Cinema Awards in Trieste, Italy (2011) - Best Documentary Film
8th FOCAL International Awards in London, UK (2011) - Best Use of Archive Footage in an Arts Production
10th Dokufest, Prizren (2011) - Best Balkan Newcomer (Mila Turajlić)
2nd Makedox, Macedonia (2011) – Best Debutant Director (Mila Turajlić)
4th Cinema City, Serbia (2011) – Best Editing (Aleksandra Milovanović); Audience Award
4th Nicosia International Film Festival, Views of the World, Cyprus (2011) – Audience Award
2nd UnderhillFest, Montenegro (2011) – Audience Award and Honourable Mention of the Jury
15th It’s All True Film Festival, Brazil (2011) - Honourable Mention of the Jury
1st Balkan Film Festival in Podgradec, Albania (2011) - Honourable Mention of the Jury

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