UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORTS OF ALBANIA

Tirana International Film Festival

Cinema Short Film Festival
fiction, documentaries, animation and experimental

December 05 - 11, 2005

Deadline for entries
October 10, 2005

      

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TIFF 2005

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Goran PASKALJEVIC
Fiction & Documentary film-maker

 



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Goran PASKALJEVIC (Belgrade, 1947) studied at the film academy in Prague (the FAMU) where he belonged to what was known as the Prague School (along with Markovic, Karanovic and Kusturica). He has since directed over forty documentaries, features and shorts. His Bure baruta was shown in Rotterdam in 1999.

Pan Hrstka (1969, short), Nekolik slov o lsce (1970, short), Legenda o Lapotu (1971, short), Dosljaci (1971-74, TV-series), Deca (1973, short), Sluga (1973, tv, short), Teret (1974, short), Kapetan Janko (1974, short), Iz pobede u pobedu (1975, short), Cuvar plaze u zimskom periodu/Beach Guard in Winter (1976), Pas koji je voleo vozove/The Dog Who Loved Trains (1978), Sipad (1979), Zemaljski dani teku/And the Days are Passing (1979), Poseban tretman/Special Treatment (1980), Twilight Time/Suton (1982), Varljivo leto '68/The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984), Andeo cuvar/Guardian Angel (1987), Vreme cuda/Time of Miracles (1990), Tango Argentino (1992), Tuda Amerika/Someone Else's America (1995), Bure baruta/The Powder Keg (1998), How Harry became a Tree (2001), San zimske noci/Midwinter Night's Dream (2004)

Midwinter Night's Dream

A man with a dark past meets a woman and her autistic daughter. Initially sweet and hopeful film by the Serbian Paskaljevic, a masterful painter of human behaviour, but then it viciously sucker-punches you.

With this sensitive human drama, the master portrayer of human behaviour Goran Paskaljevic returns to his fatherland. He draws a highly intimate picture of the daily life of simple people tainted by the wars in the Balkans, and of the country still struggling with political and economic unrest. The story takes place in Belgrade in the winter of 2004, and the time is marked by the people's as well as the country's efforts to recover from the recent past. Three strangers are driven together by fate. Lazar (Ristovski), a Serbian man in his fifties, comes back home after a ten-year absence. He is not returning from abroad, though; gradually, we learn that he was imprisoned for committing a crime. Upon his return, Lazar finds out that his house has been occupied by Bosnian Serb refugees: mother Jasna (Jasna Zalica) and her twelve-year-old autistic daughter Jovana. After initially intending to get rid of the unwanted settlers, Lazar changes his mind and decides to share his house with them. He develops warm affections for the girl, and later on for her mother as well. Both adults bear the burden of their traumas of the past, and it is hard for them to believe that they could live happily ever after. Their happiness is short indeed, doomed to failure by another act of fate, and the future of the country remains uncertain. (LC)

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