Rudolf Sremec

18.08.1909, Vinkovci - 16.12.1999, Zagreb

 

Director
Sremec was one of the most important Croatian directors of documentaries. He took a degree in Slavic languages and national history at the University of Philosophy in Zagreb. He started to work on film in 194 after working as a high school professor. He directed and wrote screenplays for about twenty short films. In his documentaries, he often deals with cultural and anthropological themes. His most famous films include Ljudi na točkovima (1963), Uspavana ljepotica (1953), Crne vode (1956), Učitelj plesa (1969), Vrijeme šutnje (1971). He wrote the screenplay for the Oscar winning animated film Surogat (1961), directed by Vukotić. He also directed short feature films such as Oklada Mr. Greena (1971). For many years, he worked as a collaborator at Television Zagreb for which he made the TV film in two parts, August Šenoa (1981). He also worked as a film critic and publicist, editor of the magazine “Film Culture”, and published a book of essay and critiques, “A View of Film”. He was the first professor of film history and film language at the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Philosophy in Zagreb.



Documentaries by Rudolf Sremec

Plantažne šume (1960.)

Petrokemija na Krku


Jubilej (1978.)

Filmography


Films by this director

Zelena ljubav

(1968)

Directed by: Rudolf Sremec
PHOTOGRAPHY: Antun Markić
Synopsis:

U nekim našim selima, šezdesetih godina prošlog stoljeća, još je postojao običaj nasilna sklapanja brakova između djece od 12 do 15 godina. Ovaj potresan, ali i duhovit film prikazuje svadbu jednog od tih nesretnih parova.

b/w, 13 min

Mali grad

(1960.)

Directed by: Rudolf Sremec
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mihail Ostrovidov
Synopsis:

Opis oronulih starih i blistavih novih dijelova grada Vinkovaca te trijumfalnih planova za budućnost. Produkcija: Zagreb film

b/w, 35 mm, 11 min

Ljudi na točkovima

(1963)

Directed by: Rudolf Sremec
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ilija Vukas
Synopsis:

Vrlo dinamičan prikaz seljaka koji se, da bi na vrijeme stigli na posao u grad, služe svim mogućim vrstama prijevoza - vlakom, autobusom, biciklom, pješače… Iz grada u selo donose običaje građanske civilizacije. Produkcija: Zagreb film – Studio za dokumentarni film (SDF)

b/w, 13'36''

Događaj u Raši

(Yugoslavia, Jadran film, 1950)

Directed by: Rudolf Sremec
PHOTOGRAPHY: Viktor Farago
Synopsis:

Opisuje se uspješan pokušaj rudara brigade „Bratstvo i jedinstvo“, tzv. Bičićeve brigade, da u rudniku u Raši obore rekord u iskopu ugljena koristeći metodu voditelja brigade Antuna Bičića. U poslijeratnom dokumentarcu bilo je uobičajeno konstruirati „stvarne“ događaje, a tokom godina igrani prizori postajali su sve očitiji i manje prikriveni. Događaj u Raši uglednog hrvatskog dokumentariste Rudolfa Sremca koristi vizualne igrano-filmske postu...

b/w, 35 mm, 17'

Crne vode

(Croatia, Yugoslavia, Jadran film, 1956)

Directed by: Rudolf Sremec
PHOTOGRAPHY: Frano Vodopivec
Synopsis:

Uoči projekcije u utorak, 23. 11. u 18:30, uvodnu riječ održat će dr. sc. Tomislav Šakić, filmolog. Vrhunski poetski dokumentarac o Kopačkom ritu Crne vode dokumentarnog klasika Rudolfa Sremca donio je Hrvatskoj i Jugoslaviji jednu od prvih uglednih međunarodnih filmskih nagrada, i to za impresivnu crno-bijelu fotografiju Frane Vodopivca na kanskom filmskom festivalu 1956. godine. Prebacivanjem težišta s verbalnih informacija o Kopačkom ritu na atmosferičnost prizora prirode...

b/w, 35mm, 13'
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