Milan Katić

Samobor, , Zagreb

 

Milan Katić (Samobor, 1900 – Zagreb, 1969) graduated from the Music
Conservatory in Zagreb in the department of conducting. However, he chose to
become a journalist, writing art critiques and edited the newspaper culture
sections. He began to work in film in 1942 as a screenwriter, (he co-wrote the
script for the film Lisinski, 1944, by Oktavijan Miletić). His directing
debut came in 1946, and he afterwards directed a number of documentaries,
(debut: Proslava Prvog maja 1946). His most successful films include
Snaga i mladost (ZREN)
(1946), Na izbore (1946), Iz tame u
svjetlost
(1947), Spomenik zahvalnosti Crvenoj armiji (1948).
Altogether he made 17 films, (alone or with other directors), and retired in
1957. In 1948, he was the director of the monthly film news Filmski pregled.
He remains one of the most esteemed film documentary makers, winning many awards
after WW II.

Filmography

Snaga i mladost


Films by this director

Tajna dvorca I.B.

(1951)

Directed by: Milan Katić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sergije Tagatz
Synopsis:

Tajna dvorca I.B. is based on the play Druga rezolucija performed by Kerempuh’s Happy Theater. This is a ballet satire, based on the screenplay by Fadil Hadžić, which makes fun of the Cominform’s actions against Yugoslavia. During a spiritual séance, county representatives and their supervisor resurrect the ghost of Resolution, who goes among the people and tries to start a rebellion against the government. However, the rebels fail… Tajna dvorca I.B. is one of the three film adaptati...

b/w, digital restauracija, 23'

Snaga i mladost

(1946)

Directed by: Milan Katić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Krešo Grčević, Frano Vodopivec
Synopsis:

Production: Jadran film

b/w, 35 mm, 40 min

To the Election Poles

(Yugoslavia, Filmsko preduzeće FNRJ - Direkcija za NR Hrvatsku, 1946)

Directed by: Milan Katić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Oktavijan Miletić, Hrvoje Sarić
Synopsis:

Radi se o propagandnom filmu sastavljenom od predizbornih izjava kandidata za narodne poslanike. Iako ovaj dokumentarni film na prvi pogled izgleda kao standardni propagandni film o važnosti izlaska na izbore, pažljiviji filmološki uvid otkriva da se radi o filmu napravljenom u stilu cinéma véritéa godinama prije nego što je ta metoda ušla u uporabu kao stilsko sredstvo dokumentarnog filma! U filmu Na izbore redatelj Milan Katić, jedan od najistaknutiji...

b/w, 35 mm, 5'

Dubrovnik

(Yugoslavia, Jadran film, 1952)

Directed by: Milan Katić
PHOTOGRAPHY: Oktavijan Miletić
Synopsis:

Opisuje se politička povijest Dubrovnika te povijest njegove arhitekture, slikarstva, književnosti i znanosti sve do nestanka Dubrovačke republike. Režiser Milan Katić i snimatelj Oktavijan Miletić u razdoblju početničkih pogrešaka jugoslavenske kinematografije zbog svojeg prijašnjeg iskustva u filmskom radu isticali su se profesionalnom zanatskom vještinom i kreativnošću. Oni su još 1945. godine, u razdoblju kinematografije NDH, radili na dokumentarnom filmu o...

b/w, filmska vrpca, 17'
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