Terra incognita no more
The "New Films from Slovenia" season in New York
A few years ago, Slovene film was entirely off the map as far as the New York film scene was concerned. Brian J Požun shows how recently this has changed, culminating in a five-day celebration of cinema from the country in Brooklyn earlier this year.
At the frontier of
tragedy and comedy
Reservni deli (Spare Parts, 2003)
Reservni deli has inevitably been described dismissively as "bleak." W Martin explores how the film's ironic historical and social setting make this everyday story of people-smuggling something more.
Farewell, my love
Vesna Ljubic's Adio kerida (2001)
Originally a song sang by those leaving Spain, "Adio kerida" is used by Ljubic as a symbol of Sarajevo saying farewell to its Sephardic Jewish culture. Gordana P Crnkovic looks at this poignant enacted documentary.
Denijal Hasanovic's List (The Letter, 2001) and the child as a symbol of hope
Just as a "rubble films" existed for countries like Germany after the Second World War, Bosnia now has its version. Steven Yates looks at how List, like other films in this mould before it, symbolically uses the child.
50th Pula International Film Festival
Pula is a festival that—like Croatia as a whole—is trying to come to terms with the country's past. As Marina Malenic explains, as well as now being an international festival it played a retrospective of Yugoslav films this year and awarded a picture that confronts a difficult recent history.
picture from motion
Gordana P Crnkovic, David Hahn and Victor Ingrassia's Zagreb Everywhere (2001)
The experimental video Zagreb Everywhere seeks to preserve the mystery of the Croatian capital, as producer and writer for the film Gordana P Crnkovic reveals.
of film heritage
The EU influence on
Macedonia's film repetoire
As in many countries, Macedonia's cinemas are dominated by Hollywood fare. Igor Pop Trajkov looks at film institutions in Skopje that are using EU money to reverse this trend and build links to European film culture.
The Celluloid Tinderbox
Yugoslav screen reflections
of a turbulent decade
Kinoeye now hosts this PDF e-book on Yugoslav film in the 1990s, edited by Andrew James Horton and with an introduction by Dina Iordanova. Includes writing on international hits such as Podzemlje (Underground) and Bure baruta (Cabaret Balkan).