Cycle

From 18.12. To 23.12.2006.

Retrospective of films by Lordan Zafranović

Retrospective of films by Lordan Zafranović

 

Films in cycle

Dragi Džoni, kradu ti zlato

(1966)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrija Pivčević
Synopsis:

Somebody steals Đoni’s gold in the Split Film Club. He just says: „Fuck me for letting myself be brought to this amateur club!”

10 min
PROJECTION:
Monday 18.12.2006 AT 20:00

Ljudi / U prolazu

(1967)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrija Pivčević
Synopsis:

Professional 35 mm film that is a replica of the film „Portreti u prolazu".

restored copy, 10 min
PROJECTION:
Monday 18.12.2006 AT 20:00

Dan i noć (Pjaca)

(1966)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Aleksandar Petković - Petko
Synopsis:

The National Square in Split (Pjaca) from morning until night, from birth to death.

15 min
PROJECTION:
Monday 18.12.2006 AT 20:00

Poslije podne (Puška)

(1968)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ivica Rajković
Synopsis:

The action takes place on a summer afternoon in a park. A young man, a boy and a sparrow live through a drama because the summer heat makes them commit a pointless crime.

b/w, 15'11''
PROJECTION:
Monday 18.12.2006 AT 20:00

Ave Marija / Moje prvo pijanstvo

(1971)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peđa Popović
Synopsis:

A summer afternoon, heat, love under an olive tree and finally - an explosion of nature and people.

restored copy, 50 min
PROJECTION:
Monday 18.12.2006 AT 20:00

Antika

(1972)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tomislav Pinter
Synopsis:

This film belongs to the cycle Art in Yugoslavia. The author shows antique objects and his own view of the fall of the ancient civilization.

15 min
PROJECTION:
Monday 18.12.2006 AT 20:00

Occupation in 26 Pictures

(Yugoslavia, Jadran film, Croatia film, 1978)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Karpo Aćimović-Godina
Synopsis:

The story takes place in Dubrovnik in 1941. The start of war and the power-grab by Ustashas and their allies interrupts the idyllic life of three friends - Croatian Niko, Italian Toni and Jewish Miho. Toni, who is engaged to Niko’s sister Anne, becomes a member of the Black Shirts, while Niko joins the partisans. Anne, in spite of everything marries Toni.

color, filmska vrpca, 116'
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 16:00

Slobodna interpretacija

(1979)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ante Verzotti
Synopsis:

This film was made after Zafranović’s film Okupacija u 26 slika was criticized about the authenticity of some of its subject matter. Witnesses talk about events from the war. This film gives answers to those who question the truth.

15 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 16:00

Mora

(1972)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ante Verzotti
Synopsis:

Man and the sea in repetition. Time and space limit human freedom until he reaches a state of frenzy and becomes capable of a crime.

40 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 18:10

Dnevnik

(Kino-klub Split, 1964)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrija Pivčević
Synopsis:

A circle closes in space and time.

b/w, digital, 15'
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 18:10

Priča

(1963)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrija Pivčević
Synopsis:

This movie is a love story without love.

10 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 18:10

Koncert

(1965)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mićo Drušković
Synopsis:

Musicians play a concert on a beach after a night of drinking.

12 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 18:10

Noć i poslije noći noć

(1965)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mićo Drušković
Synopsis:

This is an experiment about time and space without time and space.

23 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 18:10

Živjela mladost / Dnevnik 2

(1965)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
Synopsis:

This film shows the everyday life of a bureaucrat: Instances of rebellion and silence.

17 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 18:10

Kišno / Nevina subota

(1965)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrija Pivčević
Synopsis:

A girl and a boy lie in bed and talk trivialities about nature, life and love.

10 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 18:10

Maestral

(1967)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ante Verzotti, Lordan Zafranović
Synopsis:

This is the last film about events from the war that Zafranović made for the Split Cinema Club. It is sort of a farewell to his friends. Mistral is the wind that causes nostalgia.

10 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 18:10

Rad zida grad

(1974)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peđa Popović, Andrija Pivčević
Synopsis:

This is a poetic story about Split in the 1970s.

32 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 20:30

Passion According to Matthew

(1975)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Karpo Aćimović-Godina
Synopsis:

Mate is a worker in a shipyard in Split, having come from the Dalmatian inlands where he still has family. In the big city, he tries to achieve success as a professional boxer. Mate’s younger brother Luka, whose main preoccupation in life is sex, dreams about moving to Germany. He soon starts a relationship with a young girl, Ora, whose only other sexual experience was with her stepfather, whom she believed to be her real father…

color, 35 mm, 104 min
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 19.12.2006 AT 20:30

Sunday

(1969)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Predrag Pega Popović
Synopsis:

The story takes place one Sunday in Split. In the morning, after making love to his girlfriend, a young man meets his friends and they spend the whole day cruising around town. Finally, they hijack a bus and come into conflict with a policeman who tries to stop them… For his first feature film Zafranović used an idea from his short film Nedjelja.

b/w (final red-toned sequence), 79'
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 20.12.2006 AT 16:00

San

(1975)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peđa Popović
Synopsis:

This is a story about Diocletian’s summer palace and voices of the past.

14 min
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 20.12.2006 AT 16:00

Večernja zvona

(1986)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrija Pivčević
Synopsis:

This is a long history of our country from 1928 to 1948. Tomislav K., an ambitious young Communist, is torn by a conflict between his concept of freedom and ideology, discipline and liquidations undertaken by Communist movement.

color, 122 min
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 20.12.2006 AT 18:00

Zagreb živi s Titom

(1980)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: više snimatelja
Synopsis:

Tito is dead and is taken through the city of Zagreb. In this film he is shown alive in the same places that he passes in a coffin.

15 min
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 20.12.2006 AT 18:00

ZAVNOH

(1973)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tomislav Pinter
Synopsis:

The film was made on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of ZAVNOH. It tells the story about originators of Croatian independence within Yugoslavia.

12 min
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 20.12.2006 AT 18:00

Predgrađe (Ibisa)

(1972)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tomislav Pinter
Synopsis:

One summer afternoon, three old desperadoes One summer afternoon, three old desperadoes violently shatter a pure and innocent love.

33 min
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 20.12.2006 AT 20:10

Zavičaj (Vladimir Nazor)

(1982)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ante Verzotti
Synopsis:

This is a film about a great Croatian poet and his home-island of Brač.

18 min
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 20.12.2006 AT 20:10

Film o gostima i radnicima

(1977)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tomislav Pinter
Synopsis:

This is a comedy that ridicules self-governance in which workers become owners of a luxury hotel on the Adriatic coast.

60 min
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 20.12.2006 AT 20:10

Haloa (Praznik kurvi)

(1988)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrija Pivčević
Synopsis:

A German couple invites a young man to join their vacation on the sunny island of Hvar. Soon, the young man forces the older couple to play his game.

100 min
PROJECTION:
Thursday 21.12.2006 AT 18:00

Valcer (Moj prvi ples)

(1970)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peđa Popović
Synopsis:

Maestro Juti works in a dance school in Split. He is a legendary professor in whose school many generations danced their first waltz.

restored copy, 28 min
PROJECTION:
Thursday 21.12.2006 AT 18:00

Krv i pepeo Jasenovca

(1985)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ivan Orešković, Dragutin Novak, Hinko Carinić
Synopsis:

This film tells the story about the concentration camp run by Ustashas and was made on the 40th anniversary of the inmates’ escape from the camp.

40 min
PROJECTION:
Thursday 21.12.2006 AT 20:10

The Fall of Italy

(Croatia, 1981)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Božidar Nikolić
Synopsis:

On a Dalmatian island, Partisan commandant Davorin murders his friend and fellow warrior Niko and his mistress, Italian collaborator Krasna. Then he marries the beautiful Veronika, a rich local man’s daughter. Thanks to Davorin’s indifference, after the capitulation of Italy, Nazis, Ustashas and Chetniks arrive to the island…

color, digital, 114 minuta
PROJECTION:
Thursday 21.12.2006 AT 20:10

Zalazak stoljeća (Testament L. Z.)

(1993)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: više snimatelja
Synopsis:

This is an intimate confession by the author. It is a collage of documentary and fictive snapshots from the past and his films. The author questions whether evil and beauty are determined by nature.

190 min
PROJECTION:
Friday 22.12.2006 AT 17:00

Ujed anđela

(1983)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Karpo Godina
Synopsis:

To start a new life somewhere in a secluded lighthouse is possible only until an Angel appears one day.

96 min
PROJECTION:
Friday 22.12.2006 AT 20:30

Ubojstvo u noćnom vlaku

(1973)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peđa Popović
Synopsis:

This is a story about an old and a young man who are brought together by Destiny while on a trip. The old man reminds the young man of his father, the young man reminds the old man of his lost and meaningless youth.

50 min
PROJECTION:
Friday 22.12.2006 AT 20:30

Lacrimosa (Osveta je moja)

(1995)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Josef Spelda
Synopsis:

For fifty years a Czech intellectual has lived in a humiliating state of compromise. With the arrival of democracy he hopes to exercise his newly acquired freedom by taking someone’s life.

108 min
PROJECTION:
Saturday 23.12.2006 AT 16:00

Simfonija nebeskog grada

(2004)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
Synopsis:

This is a film in two parts, without any text. This is the last of five films that the director made during his stay in China in 2003. The film is devoted to Shanghai, the cultural and industrial capital of East Asia. Shanghai’s prosperity began in the first few decades of the twentieth century when the biggest world powers identified their interests in this part of the world.

59 min
PROJECTION:
Saturday 23.12.2006 AT 16:00

Kronika jednog zločina

(1973)

Directed by: Lordan Zafranović
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peđa Popović, Ante Verzotti
Synopsis:

This is an omnibus consisting of three stories, which all deal with deviations of the human psyche. In the story Waltz, we learn about the first sexual experiences of a man who attends a dancing school in Split. In the story Ave Maria a cruel crime destroys a pastoral idyll, and in the story Seas, we meet a family living on an isolated island, who go through an existential crisis that will lead to a murder.

color, 100 min
PROJECTION:
Saturday 23.12.2006 AT 19:00
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