Cinema Komunisto (2010)

Serbian Films For Foreigners S01E04

May 30 / 8pm / KC Grad – Cinema Komunisto (director: Mila Turajlić)

Taking us on a journey through the crumbling remnants of the former Yugoslavia and President Josip Broz Tito’s state-funded film industry, this fascinating historical documentary cracks the vaults at the famed Avala Film Studios – home to big-budget productions starring the likes of Richard Burton, Sophia Loren and Orson Welles – and explores the rise and fall of the cinematic illusion called Yugoslavia. Using rare excerpts from dozens of forgotten Yugoslav films, never-seen-before archive footage from film sets, and revealing interviews with many of the film industry’s key players, including Tito’s personal film projectionist, Cinema Komunisto recreates the narrative of a former country: the stories constructed for the screen and the ones hidden within the frame.

Cinema Komunisto (trailer) from Mila Turajlic on Vimeo.

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