26 search results for A Serbian Film

  • Dusan Makavejev - Free Radical

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

    Includes - Covek Nije Tica (1965) Ljubavni Slucaj ili Tragedija Sluzbenice P.T.T. (1967) Nevinost bez Zastite (1968) Covek Nije Tica The Yugoslav Man is Not a Bird stars Milena Dravic as a Serbian heavy-machinery specialist. A lifelong bachelor, Dravic suddenly falls for Eva Ras, several years his junior. Though a flawlessly expert engineer, Dravic is hopelessly inept when its comes to courtship. He eventually loses Ras to someone who knows the score. The predictable but likeable Man is Not a Bird is directed in a refreshing free-form fashion (intercutting "reality" footage of the bleakness indigenous to mid-1960s Yugoslavia) by Dusa Makaveyev, whose first film this was; Makaveyev would go on to international fame by virtue of 1967's controversial Love Affair: Or, the Case of the Missing Telephone Girl. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Ljubavni Slucaj ili Tragedija Sluzbenice P.T.T. This tragicomedy is the second feature for Dusan Makavejev, the most celebrated Yugoslavian director of the 1960s. Included in this montage of stories is an erotic love scene, a strudel recipe, rat catching, and a graphic autopsy of a female victim. The plot concerns a love affair between a switchboard operator and a rat catcher. In most of his films, Makavejev takes a decidedly anti-Stalinist stance and champions the causes of individual political and sexual freedom. The director claims that style is not as important, as any kind of feature can tell the story. One of his favorite tools is using the element of psychological surprise. ~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide Nevinost bez Zastite Innocence Unprotected was originally filmed in 1941 under the title Nevinoz bez Zastite; it was meant to be the first all-talking feature ever made in Serbia. Yugoslav gymnast Dragolijub Aleksic wrote, produced, directed and starred in this simple tale of a young man who rescues his lady love from her wicked stepmother. The film was never released, falling victim to the Nazi censors; later on, the film was condemned as pro-Nazi (huh?) Flash-forward to 1968: documentary filmmaker Dusan Makavejev unearthed this forgotten film, expanded upon it with newsreel footage of Dragolijub Aleksic performing his athletic feats and filmed interviews with the surviving cast members, and came up with Innocence Unprotected. The result is less a dramatic film than a montage-like celebration of Yugoslavian customs, folklore, and humor. Makavejev referred to Innocence Unprotected as a "montage of attractions"; viewers will no doubt find those attractions most attractive. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    Karlovy Vary Film Festival: 'Killing Season,' 'Honeymoon,' 'DK'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jul 4, 2013

    Travolta and De Niro bring the star power, but the Czechs bring the good stuff
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    Venice jury includes Samantha Morton and Marina Abramovic

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Jul 13, 2012

    A diverse selection of eight artists to serve under jury president Michael Mann
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    Exclusive: Martin Scorsese presenting 'Safe House' director's 'Easy Money' to U.S. audiences

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Jun 14, 2012

    Joel Kinnaman's big debut finally hits U.S. theaters
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    Weekend Watch: 'Men In Black,' 'Take This Waltz,' and new Ghibli Blu-ray

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, May 25, 2012

    One of the year's best films shows up at home before a theatrical run
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    Angelina Jolie's directorial debut inspires praise and controversy

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011

    As the PGA announces plans to honor "In the Land of Blood and Honey," a Serb association calls for a ban
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    Angelina Jolie's 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' gets a bloody romantic poster

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Nov 24, 2011

    Jolie's directorial debut arrives next month
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    Angelina Jolie's new film poised to irk moviegoers who hate subtitles

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

    Non-aficionados of foreign-language films probably won't be happy about this
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    Review: Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave display Oscar potential in 'Coriolanus'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Sep 8, 2011

    Shakespeare adaption works finds stride in performances
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    The Morning Read: Jason Statham set to bust heads as 'Parker'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Apr 18, 2011

    Plus ActionFest tributes, Ernie Kovacs, and one crazy 'Dr. Who' compilation
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