Beyond Boundaries: The Emergence of Croatian Cinema


The program features 11 contemporary films, a program of shorts from the influential 'Zagreb school of animation' and 13 favourites from the golden age of Yugoslav cinema—a politically non-conformist period of filmmaking in the 1960s and ‘70s that incorporated many of European cinema’s most progressive techniques while advancing several of its own, especially through animation.

Three directors will be coming to the Walter Reade Theatre for the series, Krsto Papic, has been making films for nearly half a century, building his reputation on provocative political dramas and comedies including Handcuffs (1970), the first Croatian horror film Izbavitelj (1976) and the series feature A Village Performance of Hamlet (1974) — a jet-black satire on Yugoslavia’s post-war government starring Rade Serbedzija (The Saint, Snatch) and nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

The whole event is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic Croatia, Film Society of Lincoln Centre and Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia New York.