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Nevinost bez zastite

A documentary about a Serbian athlete and movie enthusiast

In 1941, Serbian gymnast Dragoljub Aleksić wrote, directed and starred in a naively narcissistic folktale about a virginal young girl enamoured of the virile prowess of a heroic Serbian strongman.

Dušan Makavejev takes portions of that unreleased film and intercuts them with footage of the Nazi Occupation, along with interviews with Aleksić and fellow cast and crew to create a montage of attractions that slyly riffs on the several possible readings of the film’s title.

Roger Ebert called this truly unique compilation film “one of the most delightful movies I’ve ever seen, and one of the hardest to describe”.

  • DIRECTOR: Dušan Makavejev
  • Duration: 75 mins
  • Country: Yugoslavia
  • Language: Serbian and German with English subtitles
  • Date: 1968
  • Format: 35 mm, Black & White
  • Courtesy: Bojana Makavejev
  • Source: BFI
  • Rating: Unclassified 15+

Event starts
Wednesday 12 December, 2018
Event Ends
Wednesday 12 December, 2018
Venue
ACMI
Venue Address
Federation Square, Flinders St
Location

Melbourne,

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Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs