From 04.07. To 30.09.2006.

From the Croatian Cinematheque’s fund:

Splendors of world film

Splendors of world film


Films in cycle

Check-up On the Roads

(Proverka na dorogakh, 1971)

Directed by: Aleksej German
PHOTOGRAPHY: B. Aleksandrovsky, Lev Kolganov, Yakov Sklyansky

This film is the directing debut of Aleksei German. It is a war film that has been banned in the Soviet Union for fifteen years. The protagonist is Lazarev, a German soldier and Russian captive during WW II. He claims that he was a sergeant in the Russian army before he was forced to fight on the German side. Nevertheless, Russians want to shoot him but, thanks to lieutenant Erofeitch, Lazarev gets a chance to fight on the Russian side.

b/w, 97 min
Tuesday 04.07.2006 AT 20:00

We Want the Colonels

(Vogliamo i colonnelli, 1973)

Directed by: Mario Monicelli
PHOTOGRAPHY: Alberto Spagnoli

This is an Italian political satire that deals with a fictive attempt at conquering Italy by a radical army. The main character is Giuseppe Tritoni who enjoys support of both police and the army. There is another evil group that awaits these events and tries to start a coup.

color, 102 min
Wednesday 05.07.2006 AT 20:00

The Night Porter

(Il portiere di notte, 1974)

Directed by: Liliana Cavani
PHOTOGRAPHY: Alfio Contini

This is a controversial film that involves a sadomasochistic relationship between a woman, who has survived a German concentration camp, and her torturer/lover. After thirteen years, Lucia meets the SS officer Max in a Viennese hotel where he works as a night clerk. They remember their past and they renew their relationship, but Max’s colleagues from the camp have other plans for them…

color, 122 min
Monday 25.09.2006 AT 20:00
Thursday 06.07.2006 AT 20:00

Budapest Tales

(Budapesti mesék, 1976)

Directed by: István Szabo

After WW II, a group of men and women wander through the destroyed countryside trying to get to Budapest. A few of people find a deserted tram along the river. At first they use it as a temporary shelter but soon they manage to put it back on the tracks and start their journey to Budapest. Along the way there emerges a real community on the tram…

color, 90 min
Friday 07.07.2006 AT 20:00

The Tree with the Wooden Clogs

(L' albero degli zoccoli, 1978)

Directed by: Ermanno Olmi

This film is a story about the troubles of a poor family that lives in Italy in the beginning of the 20th century. They survive by farming other people’s land. Even though they live very hard they decide to make another sacrifice in order to enable their son to go to school. Every morning he has to walk a long way to school. When his shoes wear out, his family does not have enough money to buy him new shoes…

color, 186 min
Tuesday 26.09.2006 AT 20:00
Saturday 08.07.2006 AT 20:00

Orchestra Rehearsal

(Prova d'orchestra, 1978)

Directed by: Federico Fellini
PHOTOGRAPHY: Giuseppe Rotunno

A group of musicians arrives to a small chapel in order to practice on their instruments. A television crew is already in the chapel filming a documentary. Slowly each musician reveals his own story and the story of his instrument…

color, 70 min
Wednesday 27.09.2006 AT 20:00
Monday 10.07.2006 AT 20:00

The Elephant Man

(USA, UK, 1980)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Freddie Francis

This is a film adaptation of true story about John Merrick, called the elephant man due to his physical deformation. Living in the Victorian era, he was a victim of ignorance and prejudice. He spent his life displayed at fairs as a freak attraction. When he meets Dr Frederick Treves he finally gets the freedom and respect he deserves as a human being.

b/w, 124'
Thursday 28.09.2006 AT 20:00
Tuesday 11.07.2006 AT 20:00

The Skin

(La pelle, 1981)

Directed by: Liliana Cavani
PHOTOGRAPHY: Armando Nannuzzi

This is a war drama that takes place in Naples at the end of WW II. This film, based on Curzio Malaparte’s book and starring Marcello Mastroianni, describes the liberation of Naples by the allies.

color, 131 min
Wednesday 12.07.2006 AT 20:00

A Sunday in the Country

(Un dimanche à la campagne, 1984)

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
PHOTOGRAPHY: Bruno de Keyzer

Widower Monsieur Ladmiral is a seventy-year-old painter who lives on his estate close to Paris. His paintings and his maid Mercédčs are his company. On Sundays he is visited by Gonzague, his wife and children and his daughter Irčne who lives alone and is always in a hurry. This is an intimate portrait of family relationships that occur on Sundays in the country…

color, 90 min
Friday 29.09.2006 AT 20:00
Thursday 13.07.2006 AT 20:00

The Holy Innocents

(Los santos inocentes, 1984)

Directed by: Mario Camus

Paco and Régula are a poor married couple who work on a rich marquise’s farm. They have four children, one of their daughters is retarded and the other two work on the farm instead of going to school. Nieves works as a maid and plans to move to the city and go to school. Her brother Quirce plans to leave the farm as well. Their brother Azarias spend his time taking care of the birds.

b/w and color, 107 min
Friday 14.07.2006 AT 20:00

Goodbye, Children

(Au revoir les enfants, 1987)

Directed by: Louis Malle

During WWII, in a Catholic boarding school in the French countryside, two boys become friends. One is a French boy, Julien Quintin, and the other is a Jewish boy, Jean Bonnet, who is being hidden from the Nazis by the friars who run the school. Louis Malle directed this film based on events that actually happened while he was at a boarding school during the war. Most important awards: 1988 European Film Academy - best screenplay; 1988 British Academy - best director; 1987 Venice - Golden...

35 mm, color, 104 minute
Saturday 30.09.2006 AT 20:00
Saturday 15.07.2006 AT 20:00
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