Croatian Avant-Garde Filmmakers of the 1960s

Top: Circle; Middle: Encounter; Bottom: I'm Mad.

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May 24, 2015

(80 min, 16mm/35mm, 1963-1968)

“The filmmakers represented in this program are among the most prominent members of the enormously vibrant Croatian experimental scene of the 1960s. All of them were members of the amateur cine-clubs that formed in all the major cities of Yugoslavia at the time, as well as participants in the Genre Film Festival, a unique festival of experimental film in Zagreb that was the most important gathering point for “film researchers” and other independent filmmakers from Yugoslavia. Their approach to cinematic experiments differed greatly, from a prototype of the so-called anti-film to works that anticipated the structural film movement, to poetic-meditative orientations.”
—Diana Nenadić 

Screening Program

ENCOUNTER (SRETANJE) Vladimir Petek, Yugoslavia, 1963, 5 mins, B&W, 35mm 

THE FORENOON OF A FAUN (PRIJE PODNE JEDNOG FAUNA) Tomislav Gotovac, Yugoslavia, 1963, 8 mins, B&W, 16mm 

STRAIGHT LINE (STEVENS-DUKE) (PRAVAC (STEVENS-DUKE)) Tomislav Gotovac, Yugoslavia, 1964, 10 mins, B&W, 16mm 

CIRCLE (JUTKEVICH-COUNT) (KRUŽNICA (JUTKEVIČ-COUNT)) Tomislav Gotovac, Yugoslavia, 1964, 12 min, B&W, 16mm 

I’M MAD Ivan Martinac, Yugoslavia, 1967, 5 mins, Super 8mm transferred to 16mm 

FOCUS Ivan Martinac, Yugoslavia, 1967, 7 mins, B&W, 35mm 

PEOPLE (IN PASSING) II (LJUDI (U PROLAZU) II) Lordan Zafranović, Yugoslavia, 1967, 11 mins, B&W, 35mm 

AFTERNOON (THE GUN) (POSLIJE PODNE (PUŠKA)) Lordan Zafranović, Yugoslavia, 1968, 15 mins, B&W, 35mm 

Total running time: 80 mins.

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