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Cinema Komunisto (2010)
Cinema Komunisto (original title)
Documentary, 100 min
 
Production country   Serbia
Languages   Serbian,Croatian
Director   Mila Turajlic
Scriptwriter  
Producer   Dragan Pesikan
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Plot keywords    
cinema, communist period
 
   
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In 1945, Yugoslav president Tito created the Avala film studios on a hill above the capital, Belgrade. The studios were the second largest in Europe at that time, as was fitting for Tito’s Hollywood of the East. A brand new film genre was created there: partisan war epics, a sort of spaghetti easterns which depicted the heroic Yugoslav resistance to German occupiers. These superproductions became extremely popular and played a major part in advancing the national effort and fostering the illusion called Yugoslavia.
Cinema Komunisto explores the myth that created Yugoslavia, the people that created its fiction and how it collapsed in the brutal reality of war. Today, Avala Film studios is a sad ghost town of abandoned and rotting sets, out-of-date equipment, empty film lots and unemployed technicians. Anyone looking for what remains of Yugoslavia would do best to look at the films that were made during its time. Can the story of the rise and fall of the Yugoslav cinematography help explain the unity and breakup of Yugoslavia?

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Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color and Black & White
Sound format   Stereo
Aspect ratio   16:9
Production format   HDCAM, Digital Beta
 
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» Historical ex-Yugoslav studios sold. An end of an era
» New Serbian Cinema in Athens
 
 
 
       
       
   
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