In Contrast: Croatian Film Today

In Contrast: Croatian Film Today

By: Gordana P. Crnkovic (editor), Aida Vidan (editor)Paperback

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The Croatian film scene has remained largely inaccessible until now. In this first comprehensive volume on the subject recognized scholars explore not only its recent history, since the establishment of the Croatian state, but also revisit its development during the Yugoslav period. By introducing readers to the complex political and artistic circumstances, the authors approach animation, documentary, and feature films, through questions of style and vision, social engagement, industry, national identity, gender, audience, and domestic and international reception. In depth interviews with some of the most prominent Croatian film directors provide insights into their artistic practices while also serving as first-hand testimonials to both socialist and transitional cultural environments. Encompassing a rich selection of films with a broad palette of themes and styles, the review section provides an indispensible guide through a little known world.

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Aida Vidan is Researcher in the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature and Instructor in South Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She is the author of Embroidered with Gold, Strung with Pearls: The Traditional Ballads of Bosnian Women (Milman Parry Collection & Harvard University Press) and co-author of Beginner's Croatian and Beginner's Serbian (Hippocrene Books). Gordana P. Crnkovic is Associate Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of Imagined Dialogues: East European Literature in Conversation with American and English Literature (Northwestern University Press) and Post-Yugoslav Literature and Film: Fires, Foundations, Flourishes (Continuum).


Introduction: In Contrast: Croatian Film Today Aida Vidan Essays Chapter 1. Croatian Film in the Yugoslav Context in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century Ivo Aekrabalo Chapter 2. Institutions, Infrastructure, Industry: Croatian Film or a Battle for Survival Tomislav Kurelec Chapter 3. From a Cinema of Hatred to a Cinema of Consciousness: Croatian Film after Yugoslavia Jurica Pavicic Chapter 4. The New Croatian Documentary: Between the Political and the Personal Diana Nenadic Chapter 5. Croatian Animation, Then and Now: Creating Sparks or Just a Little Bit of Smoke? Sanja Bahun Chapter 6. Gender in Contemporary Croatian Film Mima Simic Conversations Chapter 7. A Conversation with Rajko Grlic: Films Are Stories About People, Not About Ideas Aida Vidan and Gordana P. Crnkovic Chapter 8. A Conversation with Vinko Bresan: No Aesthetics without Ethics Aida Vidan and Gordana P. Crnkovic Chapter 9. A Conversation with Josko Marusic: Sending Messages to Unknown Friends Sanja Bahun Chapter 10. A Conversation with Nenad Puhovski: Documentarism as a Personal and Social Mission Diana Nenadic Reviews Chapter 11. Dalibor Matanic: Fine Dead Girls (Fine mrtve djevojke, 2002) reviewed by Marko Dumancic Chapter 12. Kristijan Milic: The Living and the Dead (A ivi i mrtvi, 2007) reviewed by Nikica Gilic Chapter 13. Rajko Grlic: Border Post (Karaula, 2006) reviewed by Vida Johnson Chapter 14. Ognjen Svilicic: Sorry for Kung Fu (Oprosti za kung fu, 2004); Armin (2007) reviewed by Hana Jusic Chapter 15. Antonio Nuic: Sex, Drink and Bloodshed (Seks, pice i krvoprolice, 2004); All for Free (Sve dA aba, 2006); Donkey (Kenjac, 2009) reviewed by Mario Kozina Chapter 16. Lukas Nola: Celestial Body (Nebo, sateliti, 2000); Alone (Sami, 2001) reviewed by Bruno Kragic Chapter 17. SnjeA ana Tribuson: The Three Men of Melita A ganjer (Tri muskarca Melite A ganjer, 1998) reviewed by Karla Loncar Chapter 18. Arsen Anton Ostojic: A Wonderful Night in Split (Ta divna splitska noc, 2003) reviewed by Inna Mattei Chapter 19. Vinko Bresan: How the War Started on My Island (Kako je poceo rat na mom otoku, 1996); Witnesses (Svjedoci, 2003); Will Not End Here (Nije kraj, 2008) reviewed by Katarina Mihailovic Chapter 20. Goran Rusinovic: Buick Riviera, 2008 reviewed by Natasa Milas Chapter 21. Goran Devic and Zvonimir Juric: The Blacks (Crnci, 2009) reviewed by Lorraine Mortimer Chapter 22. Krsto Papic: When the Dead Start Singing (Kad mrtvi zapjevaju, 1998) reviewed by Bosko Picula Chapter 23. Goran Dukic: Wristcutters: A Love Story, 2006 reviewed by Maxim Pozdorovkin Chapter 24. Hrvoje Hribar: What is a Man Without a Moustache? (Aeto je muskarac bez brkova?, 2005) reviewed by Mima Simic Chapter 25. Zrinko Ogresta: Fragments: Chronicle of a Vanishing (Krhotine - Kronika jednog nestajanja, 1991); Washed Out (Isprani, 1995); Red Dust (Crvena prasina, 1999); Here (Tu, 2003); Behind the Glass (Iza stakla, 2008) reviewed by Tomislav Aeakic Chapter 26. Tomislav Radic: What Iva Recorded (Aeto je Iva snimila 21. listopada 2003, 2005) reviewed by Petra Belkovic Taylor Chapter 27. Branko Schmidt: The Melon Route (Put lubenica, 2006); Metastases (Metastaze, 2009) reviewed by Zhen Zhang A Note on Contributors General Biliography Filmography Index

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  • publication date: 01/09/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780857458940
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 263
  • ID: 9780857458940
  • ISBN10: 0857458949

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