Scene from the film Cinema Komunisto
Scene from the film Cinema Komunisto
Scene from the film Cinema Komunisto
Scene from the film Cinema Komunisto
Scene from the film Cinema Komunisto

Cinema Komunisto

  • Serbia
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Cinema Komunisto takes us on a journey through the crumbling remains of Tito’s film industry exploring the rise and fall of the cinematic illusion called Yugoslavia. Using rare footage from dozens of forgotten Yugoslav films, as well as never-seen-before archive from film sets and Tito’s private screenings, the documentary recreates the narrative of a country, the stories told on screen and the ones hidden behind it. Stars such as Richard Burton, Sofia Loren and Orson Welles add a touch of glamour to the national effort, appearing in super-productions financed by the state. Tito’s personal projectionist who showed him films every night for 30 years, his favorite film director, the most famous actor of partisan films, and the boss of the central film studios with secret police links – all tell how the history of Yugoslavia was constructed on the screen.

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  • Original Title
    Cinema Komunisto
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mila Turajlić
  • Cinematography
    Goran Kovacevic
  • Editing
    Aleksanda Milovanovic
  • Music
    Nemanja Mosurovic
  • Runtime
    101 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Serbia
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • IDFA
    • Trieste Film Festival
    • Magnificent 7 – European Feature Documentary Film Festival, Belgrade
    • Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria
    • Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival, Slovenia
    • Tribeca Film Festival, USA
    • San Francisco International Film Festival, USA
    • HotDocs Toronto, Canada
    • DOC.Fest, Munich, Germany
    • Doc Aviv, Israel
    • Transylvania International Film Festival, Romania
    • MakeDox, Macedonia
    • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    • Kerala International Documentary & Short Film Festival, India
    • Chicago International Film Festival, USA
    • Docslisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    • Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia
    • Sevilla International Film Festival, Spain
    • Goteborg International Film Festival, Goteborg, Sweden
  • Awards
    • Gold Hugo for Best Documentary at Chicago International Film Festival, USA
    • Alpe Adria Cinema Award for Best Documentary Film at Trieste Film Festival, Italy
    • FIPRESCI Serbia Best Documentary Film in 2011
    • Grand Prix du Jury Festival International du cinéma d’Alger, Algeria
    • Best Balkan Newcomer Dokufest, Prizren
    • Best Debutant Director Makedox, Macedonia
    • Best Editing Award Cinema City, Serbia
    • Audience Award UnderhillFest, Montenegro
    • Audience Award Cinema City Festival, Serbia
    • Honourable Mention of the Jury It’s All True Festival, Brazil
    • Honourable Mention of the Jury Uruguay International Film Festival, Uruguay
    • Honorable Mention of the Jury Cape Winelands Film Festival, South Africa
    • Honourable Mention of the Jury UnderhillFest, Montenegro
    • Special Jury Award Balkan Film Festival in Podgradec, Albania is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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