In Cinema Komunisto, the director Mila Turajlic took a closer look at the history of former Yugoslavia through its pompous film past. As it turns out, the biggest film fan was the president itself, Josip Broz Tito. The question is, what can we read about country’s history from its films?
Cinema Komunisto , Serbia, 2010, 100 min, Digi Beta, HD, Arts and Culture, Creative, History, Politics, Society
When reality has a different script from the one in your films, who wouldn't invent a country to fool themselves?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 favorite film director, his projectionist who showed him films every night for 30 years, the most famous actor of partisan films, and the director of the film studios who was a secret policeman – all tell how the history of Yugoslavia was constructed on the screen.
EAST SILVER 2010 / EAST SILVER CARAVAN 2010 / DOCU TALENTS FROM THE EAST 2008
Slovak director Dusan Hanak was honoured with another award - the CEI Award 2011 granted by the Central European Initiative for creating a dialogue between the cultures. One of the programme sections at Trieste Film Festival was dedicated to his work.
The winners of Trieste Film Festival are:
Feature Film Competition:
Trieste Award for the Best Feature Film to (eur 5000): Besa by Srđan Karanović, (SRB/SLO/F/H/HR, 2009)
Short Film Competition:
Mediterraneo Cinema Award for the Best Short Film sponsored by Fondazione Mediterraneo (eur 2000): Der Kleine Nazi di Petra Lüschov (D)
Documentary Film Competition:
Alpe Adria Cinema Award for the best documentary to (eur 2500): Cinema Komunisto by Mila Turajlić (SRB, 2010)
CEI Award 2011 for the film that best interprets the contemporary reality and dialogue between cultures to: Dušan Hanák
Cinema Zones Award sponsored by the Province of Trieste (eur 2000): Sconfinato. Storia di Emilio by Ivan Bormann (I, 2010)
22nd Trieste Film Festival 2011, Italy
January 20 – 26, 2011