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Eastern European Challenge (June 2017)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 15th, 2017, 7:08 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 on Jun 15 2017, 12:45:34 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Jun 15 2017, 12:13:39 PM wrote:RogerTheMovieManiac88, where did you see Horizonte të Hapura with subtitles? I ca't seem to find any, but the film is indeed on YT.
Hiya, Mario. I watched one of the YouTube uploads in fact. I'm not all that hung up about understanding everything that is said and, anyway, I think this one from Albania is in many ways more a visual accomplishment.
Of course but I couldn't count something as check if there's dialogue in there. Especially if I don't understand a single word like it's the case with Albanian.
Fortunately their national film archive announced the restoration of classics like Tomka and His Friends and many others, so I believe in the next few years we'll be able actually to delve into it.

So far the only translated feature from communist Albania (-1989) is A Tale from the Past and I warmly recommend it.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 15th, 2017, 8:24 pm

Mario Gaborović on Jun 15 2017, 01:08:57 PM wrote:Fortunately their national film archive announced the restoration of classics like Tomka and His Friends and many others, so I believe in the next few years we'll be able actually to delve into it.

So far the only translated feature from communist Albania (-1989) is A Tale from the Past and I warmly recommend it.
Interesting news! Thanks for the recommendation as well! Hadn't heard of this one and shall certainly bear it in mind.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 15th, 2017, 9:20 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 on Jun 15 2017, 12:45:34 PM wrote:seemed to appreciate Saucan's 'Meandre'. I think it's a captivating and deeply perceptive piece of film-making from 70's Romania.
It's exactly my cup of tea and deserves a repeated watching because I felt there was more to the dialogue & architect's inner world there. Certainly a fresh thing compared to bunch of Hungarian obsessions with WW2, Jews, Gestapo and all this other shit that doesn't interest me one bit. :shrug:

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Post by schwrz » June 15th, 2017, 9:29 pm

08. Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Milos Forman, CZE, 1965) - 3/5
09. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, FRA/GER/UK/POL, 2002) - 5/5
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01. Ostre sledované vlaky (Jiri Menzel, CZE, 1966) - 4/5
02. Krysar (Jirí Barta, CZE, 1986) - 3/5
03. Démanty noci (Jan Nemec, CZE, 1964) - 3/5
04. Popiól i diament (Andrzej Wajda, POL, 1958) - 4/5
05. Panna a netvor (Juraj Herz, CZE, 1978) - 3/5
06. Morgiana (Juraj Herz, CZE, 1972) - 4/5
07. Horí, má panenko (Milos Forman, CZE, 1967) - 5/5
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 15th, 2017, 9:42 pm

Mario Gaborović on Jun 15 2017, 03:20:23 PM wrote:70's Romania.
Sorry, 60's. My mind was elsewhere.
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Post by jdidaco » June 15th, 2017, 9:50 pm

Slovenia:

41. Tistega lepega dne (On That Lovely Day..., France Stiglic, 1962) 8/10
42. Rdeci boogie ali Kaj ti je deklica (Red Boogie, Karpo Acimovic-Godina, 1982) 9/10

Hungary:

43. Csendélet (Still Life, Márk Novák, 1963) 7.5/10 (4 min), Koncertisszimo (Concertissino, József Gémes, 1968) 8/10 (3 min), Aréna (Arena, János Tóth, 1970) 10/10 (22 min), Büntetöexpedíció (Punitive Expedition, Dezsö Magyar, 1970) 8.5/10 (33 min) (Total: 62 min)
44. Sodrásban (Current, István Gaál, 1964) 10/10
45. Ellopták a vitaminomat (The Apple Thieves, Ottó Foky, 1967) 8.5/10 (8 min), Tíz deka halhatatlanság (A Bit of Immortality, Gyula Macskássy & György Várnai, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Nyelvlecke (A Language Course, Béla Vajda, 1967) 8/10 (9 min), Variációk egy sárkányra (Variations on a Dragon, Attila Dargay, 1967) 7.5/10 (8 min), Szvit (Suite, Zsolt Richly, 1969) 8/10 (6 min), Sós lötty (A Salty Mess, Péter Szoboszlay, 1969) 9/10 (4 min), Poézis (Poetry, János Tóth, 1972) 9/10 (17 min) (Total: 61 min)
46. A Pál utcai fiúk (The Boys of Paul Street, Zoltán Fábri, 1968) 8/10
47. Pro Patria (Sándor Sára, 1970) 8/10 (10 min), Szilveszter (New Year's Eve, Elemér Ragályi, 1974) 7.5/10 (16 min), Ragyogás (Shine, János Tóth, 1982) 7/10 (37 min) (Total: 63 min)
48. A kis Valentinó (Little Valentino, András Jeles, 1979) 9.5/10
49. Egészséges erotika (Sound Eroticism, Péter Tímár, 1986) 7.5/10
50. Árnyék a havon (Shadow on the Snow, Attila Janisch, 1992) 9/10

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Lithuania:

1. Adomas nori buti zmogumi (Adam Wants to Be a Man, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1959) 8/10
2. Nenusimink, Virginijau! (Cheer Up, Virginius!, Viktoras Starosas, 1962) 7/10 (22 min), As myliu direktore (I Love the Headmistress, Viktoras Starosas, 1978) 9/10 (29 min), Jautrumo kaip duonos... (Sensitivity as Bread, Edmundas Zubavicius, 1979) 9.5/10 (10 min) (Total: 61 min)
3. Senis ir zeme (The Old Man and the Land, Robertas Verba, 1965) 8.5/10 (17 min), Atspindziai (Reflections, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1968) 9/10 (16 min), Simtameciu godos (The Dreams of Centenarians, Robertas Verba, 1969) 10/10 (17 min), Kelione uku lankomis (A Trip Across Misty Meadows, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1973) 8/10 (11 min) (Total: 61 min)
4. Niekas nenorejo mirti (Nobody Wanted to Die, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1966) 8.5/10

Republic of Macedonia:

5. Pod isto nebo (Under the Same Sky, Ljubisa Georgijevski & Miomir Stamenkovic, 1964) 8/10
6. Ne (No, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1966) 8/10 (12 min), Puteljak (A Path, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1967) 8/10 (7 min), Embrio No. M (Embryo No. M, Petar Gligorovski, 1971) 7/10 (7 min), Sic Transit Gloria Mundi/Heraklea (Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1974) 7/10 (10 min), Ogan (The Fire, Stole Popov, 1974) 8.5/10 (12 min), Dae (Mother, Stole Popov, 1979) 10/10 (17 min) (Total: 65 min)

Czech Republic:

7. Soukromá vichrice (Private Torment, Hynek Bocan, 1967) 9/10
8. Vrazda po cesku (Murder Czech Style, Jirí Weiss, 1967) 8/10
9. Svatba jako remen (Wedding Under Supervision, Jirí Krejcík, 1967) 9.5/10
10. Zeme svatého Patrika (Country of St. Patrick, Jan Spáta, 1967) 9/10 (29 min), Lidé z hor (Mountain People, Jan Spáta, 1968) 9.5/10 (24 min), Cosmodrome Y 1999 (Frantisek Vystrcil, 1968) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 63 min)
11. Pension pro svobodné pány (Boarding House for Bachelors, Jirí Krejcík, 1968) 8/10
12. Zlocin v santánu (Crime in a Music Hall, Jirí Menzel, 1968) 8.5/10
13. Vanoce s Alzbetou (Christmas with Elisabeth, Karel Kachyna, 1968) 8/10
14. Nejkrásnejsí vek (The Most Beautiful Age, Jaroslav Papousek, 1969) 9/10

Croatia:

15. Moj stan (My Flat, Zvonimir Berkovic, 1963) 8.5/10 (14 min), Zaklon (Shelter, Vladimir Petek, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Pohvala ruci (A Praise to the Hand, Bogdan Zizic, 1968) 8/10 (12 min), Putovanje (A Journey, Bogdan Zizic, 1972) 8/10 (11 min), Presa (The Cutting Press, Bogdan Zizic, 1981) 9/10 (19 min) (Total: 65 min)
16. Protest (Fadil Hadzic, 1967) 8.5/10
17. Kaja, ubit cu te! (Kaya, I’ll Kill You, Vatroslav Mimica, 1967) 9/10
18. Ziva istina (The Real Truth, Tomislav Radic, 1972) 10/10

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

19. Mali vojnici (Playing Soldiers, Bahrudin Bato Cengic, 1967) 8/10
20. Ovo malo duse (An Additional Soul, Ademir Kenovic, 1987) 8.5/10

Estonia:

21. Noored kotkad (The Young Eagles, Theodor Luts, 1927) 7/10
22. Veelinnurahvas (The Waterfowl People, Lennart Meri, 1970) 9/10
23. Põld (The Field, Rein Raamat, 1978) 7.5/10 (9 min), Sprott võtmas päikest (The Smoked Sprat Baking in the Sun, Mati Kütt, 1992) 9.5/10 (22 min), Laud (The Table, Jelena Girlin & Mari-Liis Bassovskaja & Urmas Jõemees, 2004) 7.5/10 (21 min), Piano (Kaspar Jancis, 2016) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 62 min)
24. Arabella, mereröövli tütar (Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter, Peeter Simm, 1983) 7.5/10

(East) Germany:

25. Das zweite Gleis (The Second Track, Joachim Kunert, 1962) 9/10
26. Beschreibung eines Sommers (Description of a Summer, Ralf Kirsten, 1963) 8/10
27. Karla (Herrmann Zschoche, 1965) 10/10
28. Abschied (Farewell, Egon Günther, 1968) 8.5/10
29. Paukenschlag (Drum Beat, Otto Sacher, 1975) 8/10 (2 min), Der Mond (The Moon, Lutz Dammbeck, 1977) 7/10 (6 min), Einsamkeit (Loneliness, Otto Sacher, 1979) 8/10 (2 min), Metamorphosen 1 (Metamorphosis 1, Lutz Dammbeck, 1979) 7/10 (7 min), Der Schneider von Ulm (The Tailor of Ulm, Lutz Dammbeck, 1980) 10/10 (14 min), Rettung (The Rescue, Sieglinde Hamacher, 1980) 8/10 (5 min), Herr Daff macht eine Filmaufnahme (Mr Daff Is Shooting a Film, Klaus Georgi, 1981) 7.5/10 (4 min), Heldensage (Heroic Legend, Kurt Weiler, 1985) 7/10 (6 min), Die Flut (The Flood, Lutz Dammbeck, 1987) 8.5/10 (10 min), Bauch und Seele (Belly and Soul, Klaus Georgi, 1989) 8/10 (4 min) (Total: 60 min)
30. Bis daß der Tod euch scheidet (Until Death Do Us Part, Heiner Carow, 1979) 8.5/10
31. Heute abend und morgen früh (This Evening, Tomorrow Morning, Dietmar Hochmuth, 1980) 9/10
32. Die Frau und der Fremde (The Woman and the Stranger, Rainer Simon, 1985) 9/10

Serbia:

33. Gresnica bez greha (Sinner Without a Sin, Kosta Novakovic, 1927-30) 8/10
34. Proslava 550 godisnjice Kosovske bitke (Celebration of the 550th Anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Kosta Novakovic & Dragoljub Gosic, 1939) 7/10
35. Ruke ljubicastih daljina (The Hands of Purple Distances, Sava Trifkovic, 1962) 7/10 (11 min), Dim i voda (Smoke and Water, Dragoslav Lazic, 1963) 8/10 (10 min), Zurnal o omladini na selu zimi (Newsreel on Village Youth, in Winter, Zelimir Zilnik, 1967) 8/10 (12 min), Igra ljubavi (The Game of Love, Vladimir Momcilovic, 1967) 7/10 (8 min), Nije ptica sve sto leti (Not Everything That Flies Is a Bird, Borislav Sajtinac, 1970) 7.5/10 (9 min), Nevesta (The Bride, Borislav Sajtinac, 1971) 9/10 (8 min), Gavran (The Raven, Nikola Djuric, 1973) 8/10 (6 min) (Total: 64 min)
36. Koraci kroz magle (Steps Through the Mist, Zorz Skrigin, 1967) 7/10
37. Noz (The Knife, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1967) 7/10
38. Brat doktora Homera (Brother of Doctor Homer, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1968) 7/10
39. Delije (The Tough Ones, Miodrag Popovic, 1968) 9/10
40. Sveti pesak (Holy Sand, Miroslav Antic, 1968) 9/10

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#127

Post by jdidaco » June 15th, 2017, 9:59 pm

Mario Gaborović on wrote:Pohvala ruci (A Praise to the Hand, Bogdan Zizic, 1968)
Ne (No, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1966)
Puteljak (A Path, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1967)
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi/Heraklea (Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1974)
Ogan (The Fire, Stole Popov, 1974)

Where did you watch these?
The first one is on youtube, easy to find.

The other four can be seen at the European Film Gateway site, as part of their current focus on Macedonian cinema, and particularly on the films of Georgijevski and Stole Popov - http://europeanfilmgateway.eu/search-efg/georgievski
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Post by tarr » June 16th, 2017, 3:07 pm

33. Drak sa vracia (Eduard Grecner, 1968) Czechoslovakia 8/10
34. Szabadgyalog (Bela Tarr, 1981) Hungary 6/10
35. Megall az ido (Time Stands Still) (Peter Gothar, 1982) Hungary 8.5/10
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1. Dacii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1966) Romania 5/10
2. Nemuritorii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
3. Mihai Viteazul (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1970) Romania 5.5/10
4. Hirtia va fi albastra (Radu Munteanu, 2006) Romania 6.5/10
5. Cuibul de viespi (Horea Popescu, 1986) Romania 6/10
6. Intoarcerea lui Voda Lapusneanu (Malvina Ursianu, 1980) Romania 6/10
7. Rascoala (Mircea Muresan, 1966) Romania 6.5/10
8. O noapte furtunoasa (Jean Georgescu, 1943) Romania 6/10
9. Boogie (Radu Munteanu, 2008) Romania 5/10
10. La "Moara cu noroc" (Victor Iliu, 1957) Romania 7+/10
11. Felix si Otilia (Iulian Mihu, 1972) Romania 5/10
12. Pacala (Geo Saizescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
13. Directorul nostru (Jean Georgescu, 1955) Romania 7/10
14. Actorul si salbaticii (Manole Marcus, 1975) Romania 6/10
15. 100 lei (Mircea Saucan, 1973) Romania 8/10
16. De-as fi... Harap Alb (Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1965) Romania 6/10
17. O lacrima de fata (Iosif Demian, 1980) Romania 6/10
18. Binecuvantata fii, inchisoare (Nicolae Margineanu, 2002) Romania 4/10
19. Visul unei nopti de iarna (Jean Georgescu, 1946) Romania 7/10
20. Lumina palida a durerii (Iulian Mihu, 1980) Romania 7/10
21. Dincolo de pod (Mircea Veroiu, 1977) Romania 5.5/10
22. Rautaciosul adolescent (Gheorghe Vitanidis, 1969) Romania 5.5/10
23. Sa mori ranit din dragoste de viata (Mircea Veroiu, 1983) Romania 6/10
24. E pericoloso sporgersi (Nae Caranfil, 1993) Romania 7/10
25. O vara de neuitat (Un ete inoubliable) (Lucian Pintilie, 1994) Romania 7/10
26. Kradetzat na praskovi (The Peach Thief) (Vulo Radev, 1964) Bulgaria 7.5/10
27. Pepe si Fifi (Dan Pita, 1994) Romania 3/10
28. Glissando (Mircea Daneliuc, 1982) Romania 5/10
29. Kozijat rog (The Goat Horn) (Metodi Andonov, 1972) Bulgaria 8/10
30. Senatorul melcilor (Mircea Daneliuc, 1995) Romania 4/10
31. Niki Ardelean, colonel in rezerva (Lucian Pintilie, 2003) Romania 4.5/10
32. De ce trag clopotele, Mitica? (Lucian Pintilie, 1981) Romania 7/10
33. Drak sa vracia (Eduard Grecner, 1968) Czechoslovakia 8/10
34. Szabadgyalog (Bela Tarr, 1981) Hungary 6/10
35. Megall az ido (Time Stands Still) (Peter Gothar, 1982) Hungary 8.5/10
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Post by Cynical Cinephile » June 16th, 2017, 3:14 pm

4. Na mlečnom putu [On the Milky Road ] (2016), Emir Kusturicadislike
It’s set in the Bosnian war, it follows a soldier who brings milk to his unit from 2 women living nearby (therefor the Milky Road). When a beautiful Italian woman arrives, things get complicated. It has the same old absurdity that Kusturica is known for, but it just doesn’t have the magic of his earlier films. It’s visually quite pleasing (apart from a bad CGI snake) and that’s pretty much the only real positive about it. I don’t think anything in it was very bad either; it just left me cold, all of it and, frankly, I got a bit bored.
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1. Satantango (1994)Show
Original Title: Sátántangó
Director: Béla Tarr
Country: Hungary

This should be worth at least 3 entries. It definitely isn't a film for everyone, but it will reward a patient viewer. Compiled of mostly long takes, some of them as long as 10 minutes, the film moves at a very slow pace, almost naturalistic, it's like the passage of time for characters is the same for a viewer. For me, these 7 and a half hours felt like a couple of days (I actually did watch it during the course of 2 days). This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on the viewer and his/hers patience. For my taste, it is too slow, tbh, but the themes presented in it, the cinematography and music are all too good and intriguing for me to not enjoy it. It's set in a remote Hungarian village in existential crisis. The farm that the villagers collectively own has dried out, so they have to decide what to do. Greed comes into play and some of them plan to escape with the money that needs to be equally divided. After the news breaks out that Irimias, a charismatic, manipulative former co-worker on the farm (who everyone presumed dead) is returning, everything turns to standstill. Villagers seem to respect him and fear him. He acts as a prophet, a leader that offers a better tomorrow, but from the get go, it's obvious that it's all just a trickery and that the villagers are doomed one way or the other, they're just sheep following a wolf.

At times, I was bored, my mind wandered, and at times I was hypnotized and enthralled, but overall I'm very appreciative of the entire experience. I just need someone to explain to me why this is tagged as a comedy on IMDb? :huh:
2. Closely Watched Trains (1966)Show
Original Title: Ostre sledované vlaky
Director: Jirí Menzel
Country: Czechoslovakia

It’s a coming of age story about a young man who follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes a train dispatcher at a train station, and it’s about his sexual awakening all amidst WW2 and The Third Reich’s occupation. I feel like I need to be Czech(oslovakian) to truly appreciate this film and its subtle jokes. As it stands, it’s decent enough, beautifully shot slice of life with a couple of funny scenes, but I didn't get much out of it.
3. National Class Category Up To 785ccm (1979)Show
Original Title: Nacionalna klasa
Director: Goran Marković
Country: Yugoslavia

The film follows Floyd, a self-centered race car driver, who is compelled to act maturely and become a responsible adult for the first time in his 27 years of life, but all he cares about is the race at the end of the week. The film takes place over the course of 8 days. During these 8 days, Floyd has to deal with mechanical issues on his car, his moody girlfriend (moody because of neglect) and the fact that he needs to serve his time in military (something that was obligatory in Yugoslavia at the time, unless one is a college student or medically incapable). The plot is somewhat thin, but it’s more character than story oriented, so that’s not a big deal. The biggest virtues are the dialogues and the soundtrack which is still popular in Ex-Yu countries.
4. On the Milky Road (2016)Show
Original Title: Na mlečnom putu
Director: Emir Kusturica
Country: Serbia

It’s set in the Bosnian war, it follows a soldier who brings milk to his unit from 2 women living nearby (therefor the Milky Road). When a beautiful Italian woman arrives, things get complicated. It has the same old absurdity that Kusturica is known for, but it just doesn’t have the magic of his earlier films. It’s visually quite pleasing (apart from a bad CGI snake) and that’s pretty much the only real positive about it. I don’t think anything in it was very bad either; it just left me cold, all of it and, frankly, I got a bit bored.
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Post by albajos » June 16th, 2017, 3:35 pm

Mario Gaborović on Jun 15 2017, 02:44:38 AM wrote:Where is the Balkan challenge on that list which I won with 101 points, if I remember well?
It's not listed in the previous challenges. Was it official?

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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 16th, 2017, 5:11 pm

albajos on Jun 16 2017, 09:35:00 AM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Jun 15 2017, 02:44:38 AM wrote:Where is the Balkan challenge on that list which I won with 101 points, if I remember well?
It's not listed in the previous challenges. Was it official?
Dunno, I doubt so. Nevertheless it's awkward because I understand that a country list can become official if the poll was conducted by critics and has 50+ titles, but I can't dig why a particular region could not have one since every regional poll is just a compilation of films and it's not critics' conducted poll either.

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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 17th, 2017, 4:25 pm

19. Bizalom (István Szabó, 1980) - 6/10
20. Kutya éji dala (Gábor Bódy, 1983) - 4/10
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01. Image Makedonski del od pekolot (Vatroslav Mimica, 1971) - 4.5/10
02. Image Neli ti rekov (Stevo Crvenkovski, 1984) - 5/10
03. Image Avé (Konstantin Bojanov, 2011) - 6/10
04. Image S tebou mě baví svět (Marie Poledňáková, 1983) - 4.5/10
05. Image Ať žije Republika (Karel Kachyňa, 1965) - 6.5/10
06. Image Křik (Jaromil Jireš, 1964) - 6/10
07. Image Sami swoi (Sylwester Chęciński, 1967) - 5/10
08. Image Pokolenie (Andrzej Wajda, 1955) - 7.5/10
09. Image Nóż w wodzie (Roman Polański, 1961) - 7/10
10. Image Pasażerka (Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz, 1963) - 7/10
11. Image Svadba (Radomir Šaranović, 1973) - 4/10
12. Image Cum mi-am petrecut sfârșitul lumii (Cătălin Mitulescu, 2006) - 4.5/10
13. Image Meandre (Mircea Săucan, 1966) - 8/10
14. Image Croaziera (Mircea Daneliuc, 1981) - 5/10
15. Image Babica gre na jug (Vinci Vogue Anzlovar, 1991) - 3.5/10
16. Image Adria Blues (Miroslav Mandič, 2013) - 4.5/10
17. Image Angyali üdvözlet (András Jeles, 1984) - 5.5/10
18. Image Angi Vera (Pál Gábor, 1979) - 6/10
19. Image Bizalom (István Szabó, 1980) - 6/10
20. Image Kutya éji dala (Gábor Bódy, 1983) - 4/10

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » June 18th, 2017, 10:44 am

5. Boj na Kosovu [The Battle of Kosovo] (1989), Zdravko Šotra - favorite
Set in 1389, it tells the story of the Ottoman conquest of Serbia told from the Serbian point of view. Serbian prince Lazar tries to unite the divided Serbian lords to fight off the much larger Ottoman force. It does its job well as a history epic, but it works even better as an allegory for Serbia of today. It's still divided and there are a lot more people like Branković than Obilić, unfortunately. "What we are tomorrow at Kosovo, we will be for eternity."
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1. Satantango (1994)Show
Original Title: Sátántangó
Director: Béla Tarr
Country: Hungary

This should be worth at least 3 entries. It definitely isn't a film for everyone, but it will reward a patient viewer. Compiled of mostly long takes, some of them as long as 10 minutes, the film moves at a very slow pace, almost naturalistic, it's like the passage of time for characters is the same for a viewer. For me, these 7 and a half hours felt like a couple of days (I actually did watch it during the course of 2 days). This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on the viewer and his/hers patience. For my taste, it is too slow, tbh, but the themes presented in it, the cinematography and music are all too good and intriguing for me to not enjoy it. It's set in a remote Hungarian village in existential crisis. The farm that the villagers collectively own has dried out, so they have to decide what to do. Greed comes into play and some of them plan to escape with the money that needs to be equally divided. After the news breaks out that Irimias, a charismatic, manipulative former co-worker on the farm (who everyone presumed dead) is returning, everything turns to standstill. Villagers seem to respect him and fear him. He acts as a prophet, a leader that offers a better tomorrow, but from the get go, it's obvious that it's all just a trickery and that the villagers are doomed one way or the other, they're just sheep following a wolf.

At times, I was bored, my mind wandered, and at times I was hypnotized and enthralled, but overall I'm very appreciative of the entire experience. I just need someone to explain to me why this is tagged as a comedy on IMDb? :huh:
2. Closely Watched Trains (1966)Show
Original Title: Ostre sledované vlaky
Director: Jirí Menzel
Country: Czechoslovakia

It’s a coming of age story about a young man who follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes a train dispatcher at a train station, and it’s about his sexual awakening all amidst WW2 and The Third Reich’s occupation. I feel like I need to be Czech(oslovakian) to truly appreciate this film and its subtle jokes. As it stands, it’s decent enough, beautifully shot slice of life with a couple of funny scenes, but I didn't get much out of it.
3. National Class Category Up To 785ccm (1979)Show
Original Title: Nacionalna klasa
Director: Goran Marković
Country: Yugoslavia

The film follows Floyd, a self-centered race car driver, who is compelled to act maturely and become a responsible adult for the first time in his 27 years of life, but all he cares about is the race at the end of the week. The film takes place over the course of 8 days. During these 8 days, Floyd has to deal with mechanical issues on his car, his moody girlfriend (moody because of neglect) and the fact that he needs to serve his time in military (something that was obligatory in Yugoslavia at the time, unless one is a college student or medically incapable). The plot is somewhat thin, but it’s more character than story oriented, so that’s not a big deal. The biggest virtues are the dialogues and the soundtrack which is still popular in Ex-Yu countries.
4. On the Milky Road (2016)Show
Original Title: Na mlečnom putu
Director: Emir Kusturica
Country: Serbia

It’s set in the Bosnian war, it follows a soldier who brings milk to his unit from 2 women living nearby (therefor the Milky Road). When a beautiful Italian woman arrives, things get complicated. It has the same old absurdity that Kusturica is known for, but it just doesn’t have the magic of his earlier films. It’s visually quite pleasing (apart from a bad CGI snake) and that’s pretty much the only real positive about it. I don’t think anything in it was very bad either; it just left me cold, all of it and, frankly, I got a bit bored.
5. The Battle of Kosovo (1989)Show
Original Title: Boj na Kosovu
Director: Zdravko Šotra
Country: Yugoslavia

Set in 1389, it tells the story of the Ottoman conquest of Serbia told from the Serbian point of view. Serbian prince Lazar tries to unite the divided Serbian lords to fight off the much larger Ottoman force. It does its job well as a history epic, but it works even better as an allegory for Serbia of today. It's still divided and there are a lot more people like Branković than Obilić, unfortunately. "What we are tomorrow at Kosovo, we will be for eternity."
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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 18th, 2017, 11:44 am

Cynical Cinephile on Jun 18 2017, 04:44:19 AM wrote:5. Boj na Kosovu [The Battle of Kosovo] (1989), Zdravko Šotra - favorite
Boj na Kosovu is a laughing stock for well-known errors like tractor behind woods when Obilić rides along on a horse (very 1st minute I believe), prices on the apples, Nike shoes, and sultan Murat's eternal speech while having knife in the stomach... :lol:
Otherwise it's not really that bad, but the most terrible thing is that it was obviously a project with a purpose in the times of nationalist hysteria.

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Post by HVM » June 18th, 2017, 4:15 pm

Mario Gaborović on Jun 18 2017, 05:44:46 AM wrote:
Cynical Cinephile on Jun 18 2017, 04:44:19 AM wrote:5. Boj na Kosovu [The Battle of Kosovo] (1989), Zdravko Šotra - favorite
Boj na Kosovu is a laughing stock for well-known errors like tractor behind woods when Obilić rides along on a horse (very 1st minute I believe), prices on the apples, Nike shoes, and sultan Murat's eternal speech while having knife in the stomach... :lol:
Otherwise it's not really that bad, but the most terrible thing is that it was obviously a project with a purpose in the times of nationalist hysteria.
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21. Krišana (Fred Kelemen, 2005) - 7/10
22. Risttuules (Martti Helde, 2014) - 7/10
23. Draga Irena! (Nikola Stojanović, 1970) - 5.5/10
24. Dan duži od godine (Branimir 'Tori' Janković, 1971) - 3.5/10
25. Halo, München (Krsto Papić, 1968) - 8/10 + Pohvala ruci (Bogdan Žižić, 1968) - 6/10 + Prva jutarnja (Martina Lukanović, 2010) - 4/10 + Lignje (Tonči Gaćina, 2013) - 3/10 + Vozač (Igor Kraljić, 2017) - 3.5/10
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01. Image Makedonski del od pekolot (Vatroslav Mimica, 1971) - 4.5/10
02. Image Neli ti rekov (Stevo Crvenkovski, 1984) - 5/10
03. Image Avé (Konstantin Bojanov, 2011) - 6/10
04. Image S tebou mě baví svět (Marie Poledňáková, 1983) - 4.5/10
05. Image Ať žije Republika (Karel Kachyňa, 1965) - 6.5/10
06. Image Křik (Jaromil Jireš, 1964) - 6/10
07. Image Sami swoi (Sylwester Chęciński, 1967) - 5/10
08. Image Pokolenie (Andrzej Wajda, 1955) - 7.5/10
09. Image Nóż w wodzie (Roman Polański, 1961) - 7/10
10. Image Pasażerka (Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz, 1963) - 7/10
11. Image Svadba (Radomir Šaranović, 1973) - 4/10
12. Image Cum mi-am petrecut sfârșitul lumii (Cătălin Mitulescu, 2006) - 4.5/10
13. Image Meandre (Mircea Săucan, 1966) - 8/10
14. Image Croaziera (Mircea Daneliuc, 1981) - 5/10
15. Image Babica gre na jug (Vinci Vogue Anzlovar, 1991) - 3.5/10
16. Image Adria Blues (Miroslav Mandič, 2013) - 4.5/10
17. Image Angyali üdvözlet (András Jeles, 1984) - 5.5/10
18. Image Angi Vera (Pál Gábor, 1979) - 6/10
19. Image Bizalom (István Szabó, 1980) - 6/10
20. Image Kutya éji dala (Gábor Bódy, 1983) - 4/10
21. Image Krišana (Fred Kelemen, 2005) - 7/10
22. Image Risttuules (Martti Helde, 2014) - 7/10
23. Image Draga Irena! (Nikola Stojanović, 1970) - 5.5/10
24. Image Dan duži od godine (Branimir 'Tori' Janković, 1971) - 3.5/10
25. Image Halo, München (Krsto Papić, 1968) - 8/10 + Image Pohvala ruci (Bogdan Žižić, 1968) - 6/10 + Image Prva jutarnja (Martina Lukanović, 2010) - 4/10 + Image Lignje (Tonči Gaćina, 2013) - 3/10 + Image Vozač (Igor Kraljić, 2017) - 3.5/10
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Mario Gaborović on wrote:
Cynical Cinephile on Jun 18 2017, 04:44:19 AM wrote:5. Boj na Kosovu [The Battle of Kosovo] (1989), Zdravko Šotra - favorite
Boj na Kosovu is a laughing stock for well-known errors like tractor behind woods when Obilić rides along on a horse (very 1st minute I believe), prices on the apples, Nike shoes, and sultan Murat's eternal speech while having knife in the stomach... :lol:
I was aware of the fact that there are famous goofs in the film prior, but I didn't notice them while watching, tbh.

I don't think that Murat's speech was that unbelievable. He was stabbed in the stomach, so it's very difficult to judge how serious his wound was. It's actually a mistake that majority of films make that a person gets shot in the stomach instantly dies. In reality, stomach wounds lead to agonizing, slow deaths. Pretty much, only a direct stab (or bullet) into the heart or brain will result in instant death, everything else usually lasts longer. I would argue that Murat eventually died because of blood loss. It took a couple of minutes, which really isn't that crazy.
Mario Gaborović on wrote:Otherwise it's not really that bad, but the most terrible thing is that it was obviously a project with a purpose in the times of nationalist hysteria.
That's a fair point, but one I'm far separated from at this point in time to take into consideration.
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12. Tmavomodrý svet (2001) 6/10
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1. No Man's Land (2001) 8/10
2. Ostre sledované vlaky (1966) 7.25/10
3. Underground (1995) 9/10
4. Saul fia (2015) 6.5/10
5. Europa Europa (1990) 7.5/10
6. Csillagosok, katonák (1967) 7.5/10
7. Kanal (1957) 8.5/10
8. Obchod na korze (1965) 8.5/10
9. Még kér a nép (1972) 7/10
10. Essential Killing (2010) 7.5/10
11. Musíme si pomáhat (2000) 8.5/10
12. Tmavomodrý svet (2001) 6/10

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Post by jdidaco » June 18th, 2017, 11:32 pm

Romania:

51. O noapte furtunoasa (Stormy Night, Jean Georgescu, 1943) 8/10
52. Valurile Dunarii (The Waves of the Danube, Liviu Ciulei, 1959) 9/10
53. Columna (The Column, Mircea Dragan, 1968) 7.5/10
54. Proba de microfon (Microfone Test, Mircea Daneliuc, 1980) 9/10
55. Secvente (Sequences, Alexandru Tatos, 1982) 10/10
56. Terminus paradis (Next Stop Paradise, Lucian Pintilie, 1998) 8/10
57. Marilena de la P7 (Marilena from P7, Cristian Nemescu, 2006) 7/10

Latvia:

58. 235 000 000 (Uldis Brauns & Biruta Veldre & Laima Zurgina, 1967) 9/10
59. Kad lietus un veji sitas loga (When the Rain and Wind Knock at the Window, Aloizs Brencs, 1968) 8/10
60. Limuzins Janu nakts krasa (A Limousine the Colour of Midsummer's Eve, Janis Streics, 1981) 8/10

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Lithuania:

1. Adomas nori buti zmogumi (Adam Wants to Be a Man, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1959) 8/10
2. Nenusimink, Virginijau! (Cheer Up, Virginius!, Viktoras Starosas, 1962) 7/10 (22 min), As myliu direktore (I Love the Headmistress, Viktoras Starosas, 1978) 9/10 (29 min), Jautrumo kaip duonos... (Sensitivity as Bread, Edmundas Zubavicius, 1979) 9.5/10 (10 min) (Total: 61 min)
3. Senis ir zeme (The Old Man and the Land, Robertas Verba, 1965) 8.5/10 (17 min), Atspindziai (Reflections, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1968) 9/10 (16 min), Simtameciu godos (The Dreams of Centenarians, Robertas Verba, 1969) 10/10 (17 min), Kelione uku lankomis (A Trip Across Misty Meadows, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1973) 8/10 (11 min) (Total: 61 min)
4. Niekas nenorejo mirti (Nobody Wanted to Die, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1966) 8.5/10

Republic of Macedonia:

5. Pod isto nebo (Under the Same Sky, Ljubisa Georgijevski & Miomir Stamenkovic, 1964) 8/10
6. Ne (No, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1966) 8/10 (12 min), Puteljak (A Path, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1967) 8/10 (7 min), Embrio No. M (Embryo No. M, Petar Gligorovski, 1971) 7/10 (7 min), Sic Transit Gloria Mundi/Heraklea (Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1974) 7/10 (10 min), Ogan (The Fire, Stole Popov, 1974) 8.5/10 (12 min), Dae (Mother, Stole Popov, 1979) 10/10 (17 min) (Total: 65 min)

Czech Republic:

7. Soukromá vichrice (Private Torment, Hynek Bocan, 1967) 9/10
8. Vrazda po cesku (Murder Czech Style, Jirí Weiss, 1967) 8/10
9. Svatba jako remen (Wedding Under Supervision, Jirí Krejcík, 1967) 9.5/10
10. Zeme svatého Patrika (Country of St. Patrick, Jan Spáta, 1967) 9/10 (29 min), Lidé z hor (Mountain People, Jan Spáta, 1968) 9.5/10 (24 min), Cosmodrome Y 1999 (Frantisek Vystrcil, 1968) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 63 min)
11. Pension pro svobodné pány (Boarding House for Bachelors, Jirí Krejcík, 1968) 8/10
12. Zlocin v santánu (Crime in a Music Hall, Jirí Menzel, 1968) 8.5/10
13. Vanoce s Alzbetou (Christmas with Elisabeth, Karel Kachyna, 1968) 8/10
14. Nejkrásnejsí vek (The Most Beautiful Age, Jaroslav Papousek, 1969) 9/10

Croatia:

15. Moj stan (My Flat, Zvonimir Berkovic, 1963) 8.5/10 (14 min), Zaklon (Shelter, Vladimir Petek, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Pohvala ruci (A Praise to the Hand, Bogdan Zizic, 1968) 8/10 (12 min), Putovanje (A Journey, Bogdan Zizic, 1972) 8/10 (11 min), Presa (The Cutting Press, Bogdan Zizic, 1981) 9/10 (19 min) (Total: 65 min)
16. Protest (Fadil Hadzic, 1967) 8.5/10
17. Kaja, ubit cu te! (Kaya, I’ll Kill You, Vatroslav Mimica, 1967) 9/10
18. Ziva istina (The Real Truth, Tomislav Radic, 1972) 10/10

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

19. Mali vojnici (Playing Soldiers, Bahrudin Bato Cengic, 1967) 8/10
20. Ovo malo duse (An Additional Soul, Ademir Kenovic, 1987) 8.5/10

Estonia:

21. Noored kotkad (The Young Eagles, Theodor Luts, 1927) 7/10
22. Veelinnurahvas (The Waterfowl People, Lennart Meri, 1970) 9/10
23. Põld (The Field, Rein Raamat, 1978) 7.5/10 (9 min), Sprott võtmas päikest (The Smoked Sprat Baking in the Sun, Mati Kütt, 1992) 9.5/10 (22 min), Laud (The Table, Jelena Girlin & Mari-Liis Bassovskaja & Urmas Jõemees, 2004) 7.5/10 (21 min), Piano (Kaspar Jancis, 2016) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 62 min)
24. Arabella, mereröövli tütar (Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter, Peeter Simm, 1983) 7.5/10

(East) Germany:

25. Das zweite Gleis (The Second Track, Joachim Kunert, 1962) 9/10
26. Beschreibung eines Sommers (Description of a Summer, Ralf Kirsten, 1963) 8/10
27. Karla (Herrmann Zschoche, 1965) 10/10
28. Abschied (Farewell, Egon Günther, 1968) 8.5/10
29. Paukenschlag (Drum Beat, Otto Sacher, 1975) 8/10 (2 min), Der Mond (The Moon, Lutz Dammbeck, 1977) 7/10 (6 min), Einsamkeit (Loneliness, Otto Sacher, 1979) 8/10 (2 min), Metamorphosen 1 (Metamorphosis 1, Lutz Dammbeck, 1979) 7/10 (7 min), Der Schneider von Ulm (The Tailor of Ulm, Lutz Dammbeck, 1980) 10/10 (14 min), Rettung (The Rescue, Sieglinde Hamacher, 1980) 8/10 (5 min), Herr Daff macht eine Filmaufnahme (Mr Daff Is Shooting a Film, Klaus Georgi, 1981) 7.5/10 (4 min), Heldensage (Heroic Legend, Kurt Weiler, 1985) 7/10 (6 min), Die Flut (The Flood, Lutz Dammbeck, 1987) 8.5/10 (10 min), Bauch und Seele (Belly and Soul, Klaus Georgi, 1989) 8/10 (4 min) (Total: 60 min)
30. Bis daß der Tod euch scheidet (Until Death Do Us Part, Heiner Carow, 1979) 8.5/10
31. Heute abend und morgen früh (This Evening, Tomorrow Morning, Dietmar Hochmuth, 1980) 9/10
32. Die Frau und der Fremde (The Woman and the Stranger, Rainer Simon, 1985) 9/10

Serbia:

33. Gresnica bez greha (Sinner Without a Sin, Kosta Novakovic, 1927-30) 8/10
34. Proslava 550 godisnjice Kosovske bitke (Celebration of the 550th Anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Kosta Novakovic & Dragoljub Gosic, 1939) 7/10
35. Ruke ljubicastih daljina (The Hands of Purple Distances, Sava Trifkovic, 1962) 7/10 (11 min), Dim i voda (Smoke and Water, Dragoslav Lazic, 1963) 8/10 (10 min), Zurnal o omladini na selu zimi (Newsreel on Village Youth, in Winter, Zelimir Zilnik, 1967) 8/10 (12 min), Igra ljubavi (The Game of Love, Vladimir Momcilovic, 1967) 7/10 (8 min), Nije ptica sve sto leti (Not Everything That Flies Is a Bird, Borislav Sajtinac, 1970) 7.5/10 (9 min), Nevesta (The Bride, Borislav Sajtinac, 1971) 9/10 (8 min), Gavran (The Raven, Nikola Djuric, 1973) 8/10 (6 min) (Total: 64 min)
36. Koraci kroz magle (Steps Through the Mist, Zorz Skrigin, 1967) 7/10
37. Noz (The Knife, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1967) 7/10
38. Brat doktora Homera (Brother of Doctor Homer, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1968) 7/10
39. Delije (The Tough Ones, Miodrag Popovic, 1968) 9/10
40. Sveti pesak (Holy Sand, Miroslav Antic, 1968) 9/10

Slovenia:

41. Tistega lepega dne (On That Lovely Day..., France Stiglic, 1962) 8/10
42. Rdeci boogie ali Kaj ti je deklica (Red Boogie, Karpo Acimovic-Godina, 1982) 9/10

Hungary:

43. Csendélet (Still Life, Márk Novák, 1963) 7.5/10 (4 min), Koncertisszimo (Concertissino, József Gémes, 1968) 8/10 (3 min), Aréna (Arena, János Tóth, 1970) 10/10 (22 min), Büntetöexpedíció (Punitive Expedition, Dezsö Magyar, 1970) 8.5/10 (33 min) (Total: 62 min)
44. Sodrásban (Current, István Gaál, 1964) 10/10
45. Ellopták a vitaminomat (The Apple Thieves, Ottó Foky, 1967) 8.5/10 (8 min), Tíz deka halhatatlanság (A Bit of Immortality, Gyula Macskássy & György Várnai, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Nyelvlecke (A Language Course, Béla Vajda, 1967) 8/10 (9 min), Variációk egy sárkányra (Variations on a Dragon, Attila Dargay, 1967) 7.5/10 (8 min), Szvit (Suite, Zsolt Richly, 1969) 8/10 (6 min), Sós lötty (A Salty Mess, Péter Szoboszlay, 1969) 9/10 (4 min), Poézis (Poetry, János Tóth, 1972) 9/10 (17 min) (Total: 61 min)
46. A Pál utcai fiúk (The Boys of Paul Street, Zoltán Fábri, 1968) 8/10
47. Pro Patria (Sándor Sára, 1970) 8/10 (10 min), Szilveszter (New Year's Eve, Elemér Ragályi, 1974) 7.5/10 (16 min), Ragyogás (Shine, János Tóth, 1982) 7/10 (37 min) (Total: 63 min)
48. A kis Valentinó (Little Valentino, András Jeles, 1979) 9.5/10
49. Egészséges erotika (Sound Eroticism, Péter Tímár, 1986) 7.5/10
50. Árnyék a havon (Shadow on the Snow, Attila Janisch, 1992) 9/10

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » June 19th, 2017, 9:13 pm

6. Sabirni centar [The Meeting Point] (1989), Goran Marković - favorite (Yugoslavia)
An archeology professor uncovers a hidden tablet in Roman ruins which later turns out to be a passage between two worlds (this one and the afterlife). This isn’t really a spoiler because this is clear from the get go. The professor dies soon after discovery and arrives at The Meeting Point, a place where a bunch people he directly and indirectly knew are waiting for their loved ones. In this strange place, he finds out how these people can’t have peace in their death because of the living. It’s a very idiosyncratic film, with plenty of laugh out loud funny absurdities, like son and father in the afterlife in which the son is 20 years older and they keep arguing over who should be the authoritative figure or dead people giving a wake to a man going back to life by awakening from a coma. It’s surreal, funny, and still somewhat sad and tragic. I loved it.
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1. Satantango (1994)Show
Original Title: Sátántangó
Director: Béla Tarr
Country: Hungary

This should be worth at least 3 entries. It definitely isn't a film for everyone, but it will reward a patient viewer. Compiled of mostly long takes, some of them as long as 10 minutes, the film moves at a very slow pace, almost naturalistic, it's like the passage of time for characters is the same for a viewer. For me, these 7 and a half hours felt like a couple of days (I actually did watch it during the course of 2 days). This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on the viewer and his/hers patience. For my taste, it is too slow, tbh, but the themes presented in it, the cinematography and music are all too good and intriguing for me to not enjoy it. It's set in a remote Hungarian village in existential crisis. The farm that the villagers collectively own has dried out, so they have to decide what to do. Greed comes into play and some of them plan to escape with the money that needs to be equally divided. After the news breaks out that Irimias, a charismatic, manipulative former co-worker on the farm (who everyone presumed dead) is returning, everything turns to standstill. Villagers seem to respect him and fear him. He acts as a prophet, a leader that offers a better tomorrow, but from the get go, it's obvious that it's all just a trickery and that the villagers are doomed one way or the other, they're just sheep following a wolf.

At times, I was bored, my mind wandered, and at times I was hypnotized and enthralled, but overall I'm very appreciative of the entire experience. I just need someone to explain to me why this is tagged as a comedy on IMDb? :huh:
2. Closely Watched Trains (1966)Show
Original Title: Ostre sledované vlaky
Director: Jirí Menzel
Country: Czechoslovakia

It’s a coming of age story about a young man who follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes a train dispatcher at a train station, and it’s about his sexual awakening all amidst WW2 and The Third Reich’s occupation. I feel like I need to be Czech(oslovakian) to truly appreciate this film and its subtle jokes. As it stands, it’s decent enough, beautifully shot slice of life with a couple of funny scenes, but I didn't get much out of it.
3. National Class Category Up To 785ccm (1979)Show
Original Title: Nacionalna klasa
Director: Goran Marković
Country: Yugoslavia

The film follows Floyd, a self-centered race car driver, who is compelled to act maturely and become a responsible adult for the first time in his 27 years of life, but all he cares about is the race at the end of the week. The film takes place over the course of 8 days. During these 8 days, Floyd has to deal with mechanical issues on his car, his moody girlfriend (moody because of neglect) and the fact that he needs to serve his time in military (something that was obligatory in Yugoslavia at the time, unless one is a college student or medically incapable). The plot is somewhat thin, but it’s more character than story oriented, so that’s not a big deal. The biggest virtues are the dialogues and the soundtrack which is still popular in Ex-Yu countries.
4. On the Milky Road (2016)Show
Original Title: Na mlečnom putu
Director: Emir Kusturica
Country: Serbia

It’s set in the Bosnian war, it follows a soldier who brings milk to his unit from 2 women living nearby (therefor the Milky Road). When a beautiful Italian woman arrives, things get complicated. It has the same old absurdity that Kusturica is known for, but it just doesn’t have the magic of his earlier films. It’s visually quite pleasing (apart from a bad CGI snake) and that’s pretty much the only real positive about it. I don’t think anything in it was very bad either; it just left me cold, all of it and, frankly, I got a bit bored.
5. The Battle of Kosovo (1989)Show
Original Title: Boj na Kosovu
Director: Zdravko Šotra
Country: Yugoslavia

Set in 1389, it tells the story of the Ottoman conquest of Serbia told from the Serbian point of view. Serbian prince Lazar tries to unite the divided Serbian lords to fight off the much larger Ottoman force. It does its job well as a history epic, but it works even better as an allegory for Serbia of today. It's still divided and there are a lot more people like Branković than Obilić, unfortunately. "What we are tomorrow at Kosovo, we will be for eternity."
6. The Meeting Point (1989)Show
Original Title: Sabirni centar
Director: Goran Marković
Country: Yugoslavia

An archeology professor uncovers a hidden tablet in Roman ruins which later turns out to be a passage between two worlds (this one and the afterlife). This isn’t really a spoiler because this is clear from the get go. The professor dies soon after discovery and arrives at The Meeting Point, a place where a bunch people he directly and indirectly knew are waiting for their loved ones. In this strange place, he finds out how these people can’t have peace in their death because of the living. It’s a very idiosyncratic film, with plenty of laugh out loud funny absurdities, like son and father in the afterlife in which the son is 20 years older and they keep arguing over who should be the authoritative figure or dead people giving a wake to a man going back to life by awakening from a coma. It’s surreal, funny, and still somewhat sad and tragic. I loved it.
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Post by albajos » June 20th, 2017, 8:09 am

08. Sedmikrásky (1966) (Vera Chytilová, Czechoslovakia)
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Czech: Dedictví aneb Kurvahosigutntag (1992), E Germany: Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985), Poland: Rozyczka (2010), Seksmisja (1984), and one cover without a DVD I have to find, Ukraine: Sappho (2008)

Upcoming: Sátántangó (1994)

Outside of these I only own some animated shorts from Hungary on VHS.
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ABC:
05. Bez konca (1985)
01. Crna macka, beli macor (1998)
04. Krtek (1968-71)
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)
06. Popiól i diament (1958)
02. Przypadek (1987)
07. Saul fia (2015)
08. Sedmikrásky (1966)

Release:
06. Popiól i diament (1958)
08. Sedmikrásky (1966)
04. Krtek (1968-71)
05. Bez konca (1985)
02. Przypadek (1987)
01. Crna macka, beli macor (1998)
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)
07. Saul fia (2015)

Country:
Czechoslovakia
04. Krtek (Zdenek Miler, 1968-71)
08. Sedmikrásky (1966)

Czech Republic:
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (Jirí Menzel, 2006)

Hungary:
07. Saul fia (2015)

Poland:
05. Bez konca (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1985)
06. Popiól i diament (Andrzej Wajda, 1958)
02. Przypadek (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1987)

Yugoslavia:
01. Crna macka, beli macor (Emir Kusturica, 1998)
!seen 8

New awards this month:
Gold (2/18): AFI's 100 years...100 movies, 50 Greatest Sequels
Silver (2/41): The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema, Comedy
Bronze (3/77): 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die, Academy Award Best Picture Nominees, 1930s
Closest awards (off. chall.): 2 War imdb, 25 War 101, 27 Magyar, 29 Romania, 41 Lodz, 51 Czech/Slovak, 61 PFI, 347 Unesco
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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 20th, 2017, 8:59 am

26. Čovjek sa fotografije (Vladimir Pogačić, 1963) - 5/10
27. Titovi memoari (Veljko Bulajić, 1980) - 5/10
28. Patul lui Procust (Sergiu Prodan, Viorica Meșină, 2002) - 4.5/10
29. Bekstva (Radoš Novaković, 1968) - 4/10
30. Čekajući vikend (Igor Stanojević, 2003) - 5.5/10 + Čovek iz Bagomba (Igor Stanojević, 2010) - 6/10 + Ne gazite tuđe snove (Vladimir Kurčubić, 2012) - 4/10 + Rewind (Ana Trebše, 2016) - 5/10
31. Simindis kundzuli (George Ovashvili, 2014) - 7.5/10
32. Pharmakon (Joni Shanaj, 2012) - 5.5/10
33. Ladoni (Artour Aristakisian, 1994) - 5.5/10
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01. Image Makedonski del od pekolot (Vatroslav Mimica, 1971) - 4.5/10
02. Image Neli ti rekov (Stevo Crvenkovski, 1984) - 5/10
03. Image Avé (Konstantin Bojanov, 2011) - 6/10
04. Image S tebou mě baví svět (Marie Poledňáková, 1983) - 4.5/10
05. Image Ať žije Republika (Karel Kachyňa, 1965) - 6.5/10
06. Image Křik (Jaromil Jireš, 1964) - 6/10
07. Image Sami swoi (Sylwester Chęciński, 1967) - 5/10
08. Image Pokolenie (Andrzej Wajda, 1955) - 7.5/10
09. Image Nóż w wodzie (Roman Polański, 1961) - 7/10
10. Image Pasażerka (Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz, 1963) - 7/10
11. Image Svadba (Radomir Šaranović, 1973) - 4/10
12. Image Cum mi-am petrecut sfârșitul lumii (Cătălin Mitulescu, 2006) - 4.5/10
13. Image Meandre (Mircea Săucan, 1966) - 8/10
14. Image Croaziera (Mircea Daneliuc, 1981) - 5/10
15. Image Babica gre na jug (Vinci Vogue Anzlovar, 1991) - 3.5/10
16. Image Adria Blues (Miroslav Mandič, 2013) - 4.5/10
17. Image Angyali üdvözlet (András Jeles, 1984) - 5.5/10
18. Image Angi Vera (Pál Gábor, 1979) - 6/10
19. Image Bizalom (István Szabó, 1980) - 6/10
20. Image Kutya éji dala (Gábor Bódy, 1983) - 4/10
21. Image Krišana (Fred Kelemen, 2005) - 7/10
22. Image Risttuules (Martti Helde, 2014) - 7/10
23. Image Draga Irena! (Nikola Stojanović, 1970) - 5.5/10
24. Image Dan duži od godine (Branimir 'Tori' Janković, 1971) - 3.5/10
25. Image Halo, München (Krsto Papić, 1968) - 8/10 + Image Pohvala ruci (Bogdan Žižić, 1968) - 6/10 + Image Prva jutarnja (Martina Lukanović, 2010) - 4/10 + Image Lignje (Tonči Gaćina, 2013) - 3/10 + Image Vozač (Igor Kraljić, 2017) - 3.5/10
26. Image Čovjek sa fotografije (Vladimir Pogačić, 1963) - 5/10
27. Image Titovi memoari (Veljko Bulajić, 1980) - 5/10
28. Image Patul lui Procust (Sergiu Prodan, Viorica Meșină, 2002) - 4.5/10
29. Image Bekstva (Radoš Novaković, 1968) - 4/10
30. Image Čekajući vikend (Igor Stanojević, 2003) - 5.5/10 + Image Čovek iz Bagomba (Igor Stanojević, 2010) - 6/10 + Image Ne gazite tuđe snove (Vladimir Kurčubić, 2012) - 4/10 + Image Rewind (Ana Trebše, 2016) - 5/10
31. Image Simindis kundzuli (George Ovashvili, 2014) - 7.5/10
32. Image Pharmakon (Joni Shanaj, 2012) - 5.5/10
33. Image Ladoni (Artour Aristakisian, 1994) - 5.5/10
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Post by Lilarcor » June 21st, 2017, 1:07 am

9. Rotation (Wolfgang Staudte, 1949) 5/10 [East Germany]
Standard anti-Fascist fare that is a bit too blunt and awkwardly put together, though perhaps one of the earliest in East German film history.

10. Berlin - Ecke Schönhauser (Gerhard Klein, 1957) 6/10 [East Germany]
Delinquent youth in East Berlin are causing trouble in this crime drama, trying to benefit from the ease of getting to West Germany (no wall yet). Features friendly East German cops that offers job opportunity to criminals, noirish elements such as streetlamps and chiaroscuro effects - even Marlon Brando is mentioned as one girl's favorite "type". A film clearly inspired by American films and seems to try to be "hip" to speak to the youth of the GDR.
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1. Démanty noci (Diamonds of the Night) (Jan Němec, 1964) 7/10 [Czechoslovakia]
2. Vynález zkázy (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne) (Karel Zeman, 1958) 6/10 [Czechoslovakia]
3. Moartea domnului Lãzãrescu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) (Cristi Puiu, 2005) 8/10 [Romania]
4. Slogans (Gjergj Xhuvani, 2001) 6/10 [Albania]
5. Bezbog (Godless) (Ralitza Petrova, 2016) 4/10 [Bulgaria]
6. Komunia (Communion) (Anna Zamecka, 2016) 7/10 [Poland]
7. Pokot (Spoor) (Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik, 2017) 5/10 [Pol/Svk/Cze]
8. Fixeur (Fixer) (Adrian Sitaru, 2016) 6/10 [Romania]
9. Rotation (Wolfgang Staudte, 1949) 5/10 [East Germany]
10. Berlin - Ecke Schönhauser (Gerhard Klein, 1957) 6/10 [East Germany]

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 21st, 2017, 11:57 pm

Hello. Really enjoying this challenge. I do though wish to lodge an appeal, albajos, over the countries that you deem eligible for this challenge. Surely the one unifying element that makes the countries and regions of eastern Europe a definable region is the fact that they were behind the Iron Curtain and under the influence of communism to varying degress. I feel strongly that all the countries that were taken over by puppet governments and forces loyal to Moscow should be part of this challenge. All these countries have proud and diverse cultures and histories that go beyond their vassal state status while under the watchful eye of Moscow. I think it is frankly ludicrous and rather historically insensitive to write off the many marvellous cinematic innovations and wonders of these countries prior to attaining or indeed re-attaining their independence on the regional and world stage. It is rather akin to telling me as an Irishman that any films made here prior to 1948 are not Irish enough and must be excluded from considerations. I appeal to your better senses. Central funding might have come from Moscow but there were emerging and distinct national cinemas that came to flourish in these Soviet satellite states. These films are just as much part of cinema history in these countries as films made in the last couple of decades.

I'm not saying this in order to win or anything. I won't be anywhere close but it is an issue I feel rather passionate about. I hope you can give it some further consideration. Moldova was a Soviet republic as well, should you wish to keep things as you have them.


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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 22nd, 2017, 12:23 am

Except that Yugoslavia wasn't satellite state of Moscow since 1948; as a matter of fact, Soviet films were banned all the way until 1963 when friendly Khrushchev came to the political scene of USSR; Želimir Žilnik recalls how he was amazed when he saw Zemlya and other films he couldn't see before that.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 22nd, 2017, 12:40 am

Mario Gaborović on Jun 21 2017, 06:23:28 PM wrote:Except that Yugoslavia wasn't satellite state of Moscow since 1948; as a matter of fact, Soviet films were banned all the way until 1963 when friendly Khrushchev came to the political scene of USSR; Želimir Žilnik recalls how he was amazed when he saw Zemlya and other films he couldn't see before that.
Well, I wasn't so much thinking of Yugoslavia as I was the various Soviet republics.

Interesting titbit about Zilnik. Have actually been meaning to see something from him for this challenge. Cheers for pushing his name back to the forefront of my thoughts!
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Post by albajos » June 22nd, 2017, 9:38 am

(We don't stop you from seeing these movies, but they are part of another challenge and thus not this one.)

This challenge is about the similarities in movie making in countries that was/is stuck between the "rich" west and a superpower in the east.

The eligible countries was picked because they have all this in common. First stuck between West Germany and the Soviet Union. Now between Germany and Russia.

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Post by ororama » June 22nd, 2017, 11:51 am

1. Protektor (2009) * 102 min.
2. Aferim! (2015) * 106 min.


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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 22nd, 2017, 1:59 pm

albajos on Jun 22 2017, 03:38:59 AM wrote:(We don't stop you from seeing these movies, but they are part of another challenge and thus not this one.)

This challenge is about the similarities in movie making in countries that was/is stuck between the "rich" west and a superpower in the east.

The eligible countries was picked because they have all this in common. First stuck between West Germany and the Soviet Union. Now between Germany and Russia.
Well, that's precisely why the Soviet republics were taken over. The Russians intended them to act as a buffer. However, I am not going to argue with you. You are hosting and you now know my opinion.
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Post by Cynical Cinephile » June 22nd, 2017, 3:17 pm

7. Hanka (1955), Slavko Vorkapićlukewarm (Yugoslavia)
A tragic love love story among Gypsies in a small village. I might've enjoyed it more had I seen it with a better quality.

8. Bez Konca [No End] (1985), Krzysztof Kieślowskilukewarm (Poland)
The film explores grief of a woman after her lawyer husband dies. She tries to deal with it through hypnosis and sex, among other things. Meanwhile, in the backdrop, we witness late husband's mentor take late husband's unfinished case and attempt to free his client, who is, for lack of a better term, a political prisoner. Maybe if I understood the political picture of Poland of 1960s, I would've enjoyed it more.

9. Popiól i diament [Ashes and Diamonds] (1958), Andrzej Wajdalukewarm (Poland)
Right after WW2, a different kind of war awakens in Poland, one between different political ideologies who have their own ideas of what kind of country Poland should become. Maciek volunteers to assassinate an important communist figure, but after he falls in love, he starts having second thoughts. Intriguing concept, but too many dull moments, imo.
Seen so far - 9Show
1. Satantango (1994)Show
Original Title: Sátántangó
Director: Béla Tarr
Country: Hungary

This should be worth at least 3 entries. It definitely isn't a film for everyone, but it will reward a patient viewer. Compiled of mostly long takes, some of them as long as 10 minutes, the film moves at a very slow pace, almost naturalistic, it's like the passage of time for characters is the same for a viewer. For me, these 7 and a half hours felt like a couple of days (I actually did watch it during the course of 2 days). This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on the viewer and his/hers patience. For my taste, it is too slow, tbh, but the themes presented in it, the cinematography and music are all too good and intriguing for me to not enjoy it. It's set in a remote Hungarian village in existential crisis. The farm that the villagers collectively own has dried out, so they have to decide what to do. Greed comes into play and some of them plan to escape with the money that needs to be equally divided. After the news breaks out that Irimias, a charismatic, manipulative former co-worker on the farm (who everyone presumed dead) is returning, everything turns to standstill. Villagers seem to respect him and fear him. He acts as a prophet, a leader that offers a better tomorrow, but from the get go, it's obvious that it's all just a trickery and that the villagers are doomed one way or the other, they're just sheep following a wolf.

At times, I was bored, my mind wandered, and at times I was hypnotized and enthralled, but overall I'm very appreciative of the entire experience. I just need someone to explain to me why this is tagged as a comedy on IMDb? :huh:
2. Closely Watched Trains (1966)Show
Original Title: Ostre sledované vlaky
Director: Jirí Menzel
Country: Czechoslovakia

It’s a coming of age story about a young man who follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes a train dispatcher at a train station, and it’s about his sexual awakening all amidst WW2 and The Third Reich’s occupation. I feel like I need to be Czech(oslovakian) to truly appreciate this film and its subtle jokes. As it stands, it’s decent enough, beautifully shot slice of life with a couple of funny scenes, but I didn't get much out of it.
3. National Class Category Up To 785ccm (1979)Show
Original Title: Nacionalna klasa
Director: Goran Marković
Country: Yugoslavia

The film follows Floyd, a self-centered race car driver, who is compelled to act maturely and become a responsible adult for the first time in his 27 years of life, but all he cares about is the race at the end of the week. The film takes place over the course of 8 days. During these 8 days, Floyd has to deal with mechanical issues on his car, his moody girlfriend (moody because of neglect) and the fact that he needs to serve his time in military (something that was obligatory in Yugoslavia at the time, unless one is a college student or medically incapable). The plot is somewhat thin, but it’s more character than story oriented, so that’s not a big deal. The biggest virtues are the dialogues and the soundtrack which is still popular in Ex-Yu countries.
4. On the Milky Road (2016)Show
Original Title: Na mlečnom putu
Director: Emir Kusturica
Country: Serbia

It’s set in the Bosnian war, it follows a soldier who brings milk to his unit from 2 women living nearby (therefor the Milky Road). When a beautiful Italian woman arrives, things get complicated. It has the same old absurdity that Kusturica is known for, but it just doesn’t have the magic of his earlier films. It’s visually quite pleasing (apart from a bad CGI snake) and that’s pretty much the only real positive about it. I don’t think anything in it was very bad either; it just left me cold, all of it and, frankly, I got a bit bored.
5. The Battle of Kosovo (1989)Show
Original Title: Boj na Kosovu
Director: Zdravko Šotra
Country: Yugoslavia

Set in 1389, it tells the story of the Ottoman conquest of Serbia told from the Serbian point of view. Serbian prince Lazar tries to unite the divided Serbian lords to fight off the much larger Ottoman force. It does its job well as a history epic, but it works even better as an allegory for Serbia of today. It's still divided and there are a lot more people like Branković than Obilić, unfortunately. "What we are tomorrow at Kosovo, we will be for eternity."
6. The Meeting Point (1989)Show
Original Title: Sabirni centar
Director: Goran Marković
Country: Yugoslavia

An archeology professor uncovers a hidden tablet in Roman ruins which later turns out to be a passage between two worlds (this one and the afterlife). This isn’t really a spoiler because this is clear from the get go. The professor dies soon after discovery and arrives at The Meeting Point, a place where a bunch people he directly and indirectly knew are waiting for their loved ones. In this strange place, he finds out how these people can’t have peace in their death because of the living. It’s a very idiosyncratic film, with plenty of laugh out loud funny absurdities, like son and father in the afterlife in which the son is 20 years older and they keep arguing over who should be the authoritative figure or dead people giving a wake to a man going back to life by awakening from a coma. It’s surreal, funny, and still somewhat sad and tragic. I loved it.
7. Hanka (1955)Show
Original Title: Hanka
Director: Slavko Vorkapić
Country: Yugoslavia

A tragic love love story among Gypsies in a small village. I might've enjoyed it more had I seen it with a better quality.
8. No End (1985)Show
Original Title: Bez Konca
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Country: Poland

The film explores grief of a woman after her lawyer husband dies. She tries to deal with it through hypnosis and sex, among other things. Meanwhile, in the backdrop, we witness late husband's mentor take late husband's unfinished case and attempt to free his client, who is, for lack of a better term, a political prisoner. Maybe if I understood the political picture of Poland of 1960s, I would've enjoyed it more.
9. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)Show
Original Title: Popiól i diament
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Country: Poland

Right after WW2, a different kind of war awakens in Poland, one between different political ideologies who have their own ideas of what kind of country Poland should become. Maciek volunteers to assassinate an important communist figure, but after he falls in love, he starts having second thoughts. Intriguing concept, but too many dull moments, imo.
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Post by jdidaco » June 22nd, 2017, 3:49 pm

Mr. Host, since you like to change rules midway through Challenge, and without any reason or debate, only listens to the little voices inside your head, you might like to wipe off your OP the unofficial Ukrainian list, since 13 of those 15 titles are Russian according to you (not Ukrainian, no!), and thus belong to an hypothetical Russian Challenge, not here. :lol: :lol:

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Post by jdidaco » June 23rd, 2017, 4:55 am

Bulgaria:

61. Lyubimetz 13 (Favourite #13, Vladimir Yanchev, 1958) 8/10
62. Prebroyavane na divite zaytzi (The Hare Census, Eduard Sachariev, 1973) 9/10

Poland:

63. Con bravura (Andrzej Munk, 1958) 7.5/10 (33 min), Smierc prowincjala (The Death of a Provincial, Krzysztof Zanussi, 1968) 8/10 (28 min) (Total: 61 min)
64. Ewa chce spac (Eve Wants to Sleep, Tadeusz Chmielewski, 1958) 8/10
65. Rok Franka W. (A Year in the Life of Franek W., Kazimierz Karabasz, 1968) 9/10
66. Abel, twój brat (Abel, Your Brother, Janusz Nasfeter, 1970) 9.5/10
67. Koniec swiata (The End of the World, Dorota Kedzierzawska, 1988) 7.5/10

Slovakia:

68. Sladké hry minulého léta (Sweet Games of Late Summer, Juraj Herz, 1970) 8/10
69. A pobezim az na kraj sveta (And I'll Run to the Ends of the Earth, Peter Solan, 1979) 8/10
70. Postav dom, zasad strom (Build a House, Plant a Tree, Juraj Jakubisko, 1980) 9/10

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Lithuania:

1. Adomas nori buti zmogumi (Adam Wants to Be a Man, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1959) 8/10
2. Nenusimink, Virginijau! (Cheer Up, Virginius!, Viktoras Starosas, 1962) 7/10 (22 min), As myliu direktore (I Love the Headmistress, Viktoras Starosas, 1978) 9/10 (29 min), Jautrumo kaip duonos... (Sensitivity as Bread, Edmundas Zubavicius, 1979) 9.5/10 (10 min) (Total: 61 min)
3. Senis ir zeme (The Old Man and the Land, Robertas Verba, 1965) 8.5/10 (17 min), Atspindziai (Reflections, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1968) 9/10 (16 min), Simtameciu godos (The Dreams of Centenarians, Robertas Verba, 1969) 10/10 (17 min), Kelione uku lankomis (A Trip Across Misty Meadows, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1973) 8/10 (11 min) (Total: 61 min)
4. Niekas nenorejo mirti (Nobody Wanted to Die, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1966) 8.5/10

Republic of Macedonia:

5. Pod isto nebo (Under the Same Sky, Ljubisa Georgijevski & Miomir Stamenkovic, 1964) 8/10
6. Ne (No, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1966) 8/10 (12 min), Puteljak (A Path, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1967) 8/10 (7 min), Embrio No. M (Embryo No. M, Petar Gligorovski, 1971) 7/10 (7 min), Sic Transit Gloria Mundi/Heraklea (Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1974) 7/10 (10 min), Ogan (The Fire, Stole Popov, 1974) 8.5/10 (12 min), Dae (Mother, Stole Popov, 1979) 10/10 (17 min) (Total: 65 min)

Czech Republic:

7. Soukromá vichrice (Private Torment, Hynek Bocan, 1967) 9/10
8. Vrazda po cesku (Murder Czech Style, Jirí Weiss, 1967) 8/10
9. Svatba jako remen (Wedding Under Supervision, Jirí Krejcík, 1967) 9.5/10
10. Zeme svatého Patrika (Country of St. Patrick, Jan Spáta, 1967) 9/10 (29 min), Lidé z hor (Mountain People, Jan Spáta, 1968) 9.5/10 (24 min), Cosmodrome Y 1999 (Frantisek Vystrcil, 1968) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 63 min)
11. Pension pro svobodné pány (Boarding House for Bachelors, Jirí Krejcík, 1968) 8/10
12. Zlocin v santánu (Crime in a Music Hall, Jirí Menzel, 1968) 8.5/10
13. Vanoce s Alzbetou (Christmas with Elisabeth, Karel Kachyna, 1968) 8/10
14. Nejkrásnejsí vek (The Most Beautiful Age, Jaroslav Papousek, 1969) 9/10

Croatia:

15. Moj stan (My Flat, Zvonimir Berkovic, 1963) 8.5/10 (14 min), Zaklon (Shelter, Vladimir Petek, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Pohvala ruci (A Praise to the Hand, Bogdan Zizic, 1968) 8/10 (12 min), Putovanje (A Journey, Bogdan Zizic, 1972) 8/10 (11 min), Presa (The Cutting Press, Bogdan Zizic, 1981) 9/10 (19 min) (Total: 65 min)
16. Protest (Fadil Hadzic, 1967) 8.5/10
17. Kaja, ubit cu te! (Kaya, I’ll Kill You, Vatroslav Mimica, 1967) 9/10
18. Ziva istina (The Real Truth, Tomislav Radic, 1972) 10/10

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

19. Mali vojnici (Playing Soldiers, Bahrudin Bato Cengic, 1967) 8/10
20. Ovo malo duse (An Additional Soul, Ademir Kenovic, 1987) 8.5/10

Estonia:

21. Noored kotkad (The Young Eagles, Theodor Luts, 1927) 7/10
22. Veelinnurahvas (The Waterfowl People, Lennart Meri, 1970) 9/10
23. Põld (The Field, Rein Raamat, 1978) 7.5/10 (9 min), Sprott võtmas päikest (The Smoked Sprat Baking in the Sun, Mati Kütt, 1992) 9.5/10 (22 min), Laud (The Table, Jelena Girlin & Mari-Liis Bassovskaja & Urmas Jõemees, 2004) 7.5/10 (21 min), Piano (Kaspar Jancis, 2016) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 62 min)
24. Arabella, mereröövli tütar (Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter, Peeter Simm, 1983) 7.5/10

(East) Germany:

25. Das zweite Gleis (The Second Track, Joachim Kunert, 1962) 9/10
26. Beschreibung eines Sommers (Description of a Summer, Ralf Kirsten, 1963) 8/10
27. Karla (Herrmann Zschoche, 1965) 10/10
28. Abschied (Farewell, Egon Günther, 1968) 8.5/10
29. Paukenschlag (Drum Beat, Otto Sacher, 1975) 8/10 (2 min), Der Mond (The Moon, Lutz Dammbeck, 1977) 7/10 (6 min), Einsamkeit (Loneliness, Otto Sacher, 1979) 8/10 (2 min), Metamorphosen 1 (Metamorphosis 1, Lutz Dammbeck, 1979) 7/10 (7 min), Der Schneider von Ulm (The Tailor of Ulm, Lutz Dammbeck, 1980) 10/10 (14 min), Rettung (The Rescue, Sieglinde Hamacher, 1980) 8/10 (5 min), Herr Daff macht eine Filmaufnahme (Mr Daff Is Shooting a Film, Klaus Georgi, 1981) 7.5/10 (4 min), Heldensage (Heroic Legend, Kurt Weiler, 1985) 7/10 (6 min), Die Flut (The Flood, Lutz Dammbeck, 1987) 8.5/10 (10 min), Bauch und Seele (Belly and Soul, Klaus Georgi, 1989) 8/10 (4 min) (Total: 60 min)
30. Bis daß der Tod euch scheidet (Until Death Do Us Part, Heiner Carow, 1979) 8.5/10
31. Heute abend und morgen früh (This Evening, Tomorrow Morning, Dietmar Hochmuth, 1980) 9/10
32. Die Frau und der Fremde (The Woman and the Stranger, Rainer Simon, 1985) 9/10

Serbia:

33. Gresnica bez greha (Sinner Without a Sin, Kosta Novakovic, 1927-30) 8/10
34. Proslava 550 godisnjice Kosovske bitke (Celebration of the 550th Anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Kosta Novakovic & Dragoljub Gosic, 1939) 7/10
35. Ruke ljubicastih daljina (The Hands of Purple Distances, Sava Trifkovic, 1962) 7/10 (11 min), Dim i voda (Smoke and Water, Dragoslav Lazic, 1963) 8/10 (10 min), Zurnal o omladini na selu zimi (Newsreel on Village Youth, in Winter, Zelimir Zilnik, 1967) 8/10 (12 min), Igra ljubavi (The Game of Love, Vladimir Momcilovic, 1967) 7/10 (8 min), Nije ptica sve sto leti (Not Everything That Flies Is a Bird, Borislav Sajtinac, 1970) 7.5/10 (9 min), Nevesta (The Bride, Borislav Sajtinac, 1971) 9/10 (8 min), Gavran (The Raven, Nikola Djuric, 1973) 8/10 (6 min) (Total: 64 min)
36. Koraci kroz magle (Steps Through the Mist, Zorz Skrigin, 1967) 7/10
37. Noz (The Knife, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1967) 7/10
38. Brat doktora Homera (Brother of Doctor Homer, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1968) 7/10
39. Delije (The Tough Ones, Miodrag Popovic, 1968) 9/10
40. Sveti pesak (Holy Sand, Miroslav Antic, 1968) 9/10

Slovenia:

41. Tistega lepega dne (On That Lovely Day..., France Stiglic, 1962) 8/10
42. Rdeci boogie ali Kaj ti je deklica (Red Boogie, Karpo Acimovic-Godina, 1982) 9/10

Hungary:

43. Csendélet (Still Life, Márk Novák, 1963) 7.5/10 (4 min), Koncertisszimo (Concertissino, József Gémes, 1968) 8/10 (3 min), Aréna (Arena, János Tóth, 1970) 10/10 (22 min), Büntetöexpedíció (Punitive Expedition, Dezsö Magyar, 1970) 8.5/10 (33 min) (Total: 62 min)
44. Sodrásban (Current, István Gaál, 1964) 10/10
45. Ellopták a vitaminomat (The Apple Thieves, Ottó Foky, 1967) 8.5/10 (8 min), Tíz deka halhatatlanság (A Bit of Immortality, Gyula Macskássy & György Várnai, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Nyelvlecke (A Language Course, Béla Vajda, 1967) 8/10 (9 min), Variációk egy sárkányra (Variations on a Dragon, Attila Dargay, 1967) 7.5/10 (8 min), Szvit (Suite, Zsolt Richly, 1969) 8/10 (6 min), Sós lötty (A Salty Mess, Péter Szoboszlay, 1969) 9/10 (4 min), Poézis (Poetry, János Tóth, 1972) 9/10 (17 min) (Total: 61 min)
46. A Pál utcai fiúk (The Boys of Paul Street, Zoltán Fábri, 1968) 8/10
47. Pro Patria (Sándor Sára, 1970) 8/10 (10 min), Szilveszter (New Year's Eve, Elemér Ragályi, 1974) 7.5/10 (16 min), Ragyogás (Shine, János Tóth, 1982) 7/10 (37 min) (Total: 63 min)
48. A kis Valentinó (Little Valentino, András Jeles, 1979) 9.5/10
49. Egészséges erotika (Sound Eroticism, Péter Tímár, 1986) 7.5/10
50. Árnyék a havon (Shadow on the Snow, Attila Janisch, 1992) 9/10

Romania:

51. O noapte furtunoasa (Stormy Night, Jean Georgescu, 1943) 8/10
52. Valurile Dunarii (The Waves of the Danube, Liviu Ciulei, 1959) 9/10
53. Columna (The Column, Mircea Dragan, 1968) 7.5/10
54. Proba de microfon (Microfone Test, Mircea Daneliuc, 1980) 9/10
55. Secvente (Sequences, Alexandru Tatos, 1982) 10/10
56. Terminus paradis (Next Stop Paradise, Lucian Pintilie, 1998) 8/10
57. Marilena de la P7 (Marilena from P7, Cristian Nemescu, 2006) 7/10

Latvia:

58. 235 000 000 (Uldis Brauns & Biruta Veldre & Laima Zurgina, 1967) 9/10
59. Kad lietus un veji sitas loga (When the Rain and Wind Knock at the Window, Aloizs Brencs, 1968) 8/10
60. Limuzins Janu nakts krasa (A Limousine the Colour of Midsummer's Eve, Janis Streics, 1981) 8/10

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Post by 45MinuteZoom » June 23rd, 2017, 5:34 pm

10. Vynález zkázy (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne, Karel Zeman, 1958)

11. Cisaruv slavík (The Emerpor's Nightingale, Jirí Trnka, 1949)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 23rd, 2017, 6:38 pm

34. Sibirskiy tsiryulnik (Nikita Mikhalkov, 1998) - 4/10
35. Kukushka (Aleksandr Rogozhkin, 2002) - 6.5/10
36. Kaseta e dasmës (Ariel Shaban, 2006) - 5/10 + Kaona (Ujkan Hysaj, 2004) - 3/10 + Windows XP (Ujkan Hysaj, 2005) - 3.5/10 + Vaska (Ujkan Hysaj, 2007) - 2.5/10 + Suxhuk Open (Burbuqe Berisha, 2006) - 3.5/10 + E dashura Nita (Alban Zogjani, 2014) - 5/10
37. Plemya (Miroslav Slaboshpitskiy, 2014) - 6.5/10
38. Bitva za Sevastopol (Sergey Mokritskiy, 2015) - 5/10
39. Melodiya dlya sharmanki (Kira Muratova, 2009) - 4.5/10
40. V tumane (Sergei Loznitsa, 2012) - 5.5/10
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01. Image Makedonski del od pekolot (Vatroslav Mimica, 1971) - 4.5/10
02. Image Neli ti rekov (Stevo Crvenkovski, 1984) - 5/10
03. Image Avé (Konstantin Bojanov, 2011) - 6/10
04. Image S tebou mě baví svět (Marie Poledňáková, 1983) - 4.5/10
05. Image Ať žije Republika (Karel Kachyňa, 1965) - 6.5/10
06. Image Křik (Jaromil Jireš, 1964) - 6/10
07. Image Sami swoi (Sylwester Chęciński, 1967) - 5/10
08. Image Pokolenie (Andrzej Wajda, 1955) - 7.5/10
09. Image Nóż w wodzie (Roman Polański, 1961) - 7/10
10. Image Pasażerka (Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz, 1963) - 7/10
11. Image Svadba (Radomir Šaranović, 1973) - 4/10
12. Image Cum mi-am petrecut sfârșitul lumii (Cătălin Mitulescu, 2006) - 4.5/10
13. Image Meandre (Mircea Săucan, 1966) - 8/10
14. Image Croaziera (Mircea Daneliuc, 1981) - 5/10
15. Image Babica gre na jug (Vinci Vogue Anzlovar, 1991) - 3.5/10
16. Image Adria Blues (Miroslav Mandič, 2013) - 4.5/10
17. Image Angyali üdvözlet (András Jeles, 1984) - 5.5/10
18. Image Angi Vera (Pál Gábor, 1979) - 6/10
19. Image Bizalom (István Szabó, 1980) - 6/10
20. Image Kutya éji dala (Gábor Bódy, 1983) - 4/10
21. Image Krišana (Fred Kelemen, 2005) - 7/10
22. Image Risttuules (Martti Helde, 2014) - 7/10
23. Image Draga Irena! (Nikola Stojanović, 1970) - 5.5/10
24. Image Dan duži od godine (Branimir 'Tori' Janković, 1971) - 3.5/10
25. Image Halo, München (Krsto Papić, 1968) - 8/10 + Image Pohvala ruci (Bogdan Žižić, 1968) - 6/10 + Image Prva jutarnja (Martina Lukanović, 2010) - 4/10 + Image Lignje (Tonči Gaćina, 2013) - 3/10 + Image Vozač (Igor Kraljić, 2017) - 3.5/10
26. Image Čovjek sa fotografije (Vladimir Pogačić, 1963) - 5/10
27. Image Titovi memoari (Veljko Bulajić, 1980) - 5/10
28. Image Patul lui Procust (Sergiu Prodan, Viorica Meșină, 2002) - 4.5/10
29. Image Bekstva (Radoš Novaković, 1968) - 4/10
30. Image Čekajući vikend (Igor Stanojević, 2003) - 5.5/10 + Image Čovek iz Bagomba (Igor Stanojević, 2010) - 6/10 + Image Ne gazite tuđe snove (Vladimir Kurčubić, 2012) - 4/10 + Image Rewind (Ana Trebše, 2016) - 5/10
31. Image Simindis kundzuli (George Ovashvili, 2014) - 7.5/10
32. Image Pharmakon (Joni Shanaj, 2012) - 5.5/10
33. Image Ladoni (Artour Aristakisian, 1994) - 5.5/10
34. Image Sibirskiy tsiryulnik (Nikita Mikhalkov, 1998) - 4/10
35. Image Kukushka (Aleksandr Rogozhkin, 2002) - 6.5/10
36. Image Kaseta e dasmës (Ariel Shaban, 2006) - 5/10 + Image Kaona (Ujkan Hysaj, 2004) - 3/10 + Image Windows XP (Ujkan Hysaj, 2005) - 3.5/10 + Image Vaska (Ujkan Hysaj, 2007) - 2.5/10 + Image Suxhuk Open (Burbuqe Berisha, 2006) - 3.5/10 + Image E dashura Nita (Alban Zogjani, 2014) - 5/10
37. Image Plemya (Miroslav Slaboshpitskiy, 2014) - 6.5/10
38. Image Bitva za Sevastopol (Sergey Mokritskiy, 2015) - 5/10
39. Image Melodiya dlya sharmanki (Kira Muratova, 2009) - 4.5/10
40. Image V tumane (Sergei Loznitsa, 2012) - 5.5/10
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Post by 3eyes » June 24th, 2017, 2:04 am

4. Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii / How I celebrated the end of the world (Romania 06)


The heat is off and I can finally get in a few more on these challenges.
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1. Macbeth (Hung 82, Bela Tarr)
2. Ucieczka z kina 'Wolnosc' / Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema (Pol 90)
3. Amerikai anzix / American torso (Hung 75)
4. Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii / How I celebrated the end of the world (Rom 06)
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Post by Cynical Cinephile » June 25th, 2017, 10:38 am

10. Zvizdan [The High Sun] (2015), Dalibor Matanićlukewarm
Set in three alternate decades (90s, 00s, 10s) in an unnamed Croatian village, the film explores influence of ethnic intolerance between Croats and Serbs. All three stories are love stories between a young Croatian man and a young Serbian girl, in all three stories the same actors play different set of characters. It has very beautiful cinematography and the powerful first story set right before the break of war was very powerful, but the 2 subsequent stories didn't have quite the same impact.
Seen so far - 10Show
1. Satantango (1994)Show
Original Title: Sátántangó
Director: Béla Tarr
Country: Hungary

This should be worth at least 3 entries. It definitely isn't a film for everyone, but it will reward a patient viewer. Compiled of mostly long takes, some of them as long as 10 minutes, the film moves at a very slow pace, almost naturalistic, it's like the passage of time for characters is the same for a viewer. For me, these 7 and a half hours felt like a couple of days (I actually did watch it during the course of 2 days). This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on the viewer and his/hers patience. For my taste, it is too slow, tbh, but the themes presented in it, the cinematography and music are all too good and intriguing for me to not enjoy it. It's set in a remote Hungarian village in existential crisis. The farm that the villagers collectively own has dried out, so they have to decide what to do. Greed comes into play and some of them plan to escape with the money that needs to be equally divided. After the news breaks out that Irimias, a charismatic, manipulative former co-worker on the farm (who everyone presumed dead) is returning, everything turns to standstill. Villagers seem to respect him and fear him. He acts as a prophet, a leader that offers a better tomorrow, but from the get go, it's obvious that it's all just a trickery and that the villagers are doomed one way or the other, they're just sheep following a wolf.

At times, I was bored, my mind wandered, and at times I was hypnotized and enthralled, but overall I'm very appreciative of the entire experience. I just need someone to explain to me why this is tagged as a comedy on IMDb? :huh:
2. Closely Watched Trains (1966)Show
Original Title: Ostre sledované vlaky
Director: Jirí Menzel
Country: Czechoslovakia

It’s a coming of age story about a young man who follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes a train dispatcher at a train station, and it’s about his sexual awakening all amidst WW2 and The Third Reich’s occupation. I feel like I need to be Czech(oslovakian) to truly appreciate this film and its subtle jokes. As it stands, it’s decent enough, beautifully shot slice of life with a couple of funny scenes, but I didn't get much out of it.
3. National Class Category Up To 785ccm (1979)Show
Original Title: Nacionalna klasa
Director: Goran Marković
Country: Yugoslavia

The film follows Floyd, a self-centered race car driver, who is compelled to act maturely and become a responsible adult for the first time in his 27 years of life, but all he cares about is the race at the end of the week. The film takes place over the course of 8 days. During these 8 days, Floyd has to deal with mechanical issues on his car, his moody girlfriend (moody because of neglect) and the fact that he needs to serve his time in military (something that was obligatory in Yugoslavia at the time, unless one is a college student or medically incapable). The plot is somewhat thin, but it’s more character than story oriented, so that’s not a big deal. The biggest virtues are the dialogues and the soundtrack which is still popular in Ex-Yu countries.
4. On the Milky Road (2016)Show
Original Title: Na mlečnom putu
Director: Emir Kusturica
Country: Serbia

It’s set in the Bosnian war, it follows a soldier who brings milk to his unit from 2 women living nearby (therefor the Milky Road). When a beautiful Italian woman arrives, things get complicated. It has the same old absurdity that Kusturica is known for, but it just doesn’t have the magic of his earlier films. It’s visually quite pleasing (apart from a bad CGI snake) and that’s pretty much the only real positive about it. I don’t think anything in it was very bad either; it just left me cold, all of it and, frankly, I got a bit bored.
5. The Battle of Kosovo (1989)Show
Original Title: Boj na Kosovu
Director: Zdravko Šotra
Country: Yugoslavia

Set in 1389, it tells the story of the Ottoman conquest of Serbia told from the Serbian point of view. Serbian prince Lazar tries to unite the divided Serbian lords to fight off the much larger Ottoman force. It does its job well as a history epic, but it works even better as an allegory for Serbia of today. It's still divided and there are a lot more people like Branković than Obilić, unfortunately. "What we are tomorrow at Kosovo, we will be for eternity."
6. The Meeting Point (1989)Show
Original Title: Sabirni centar
Director: Goran Marković
Country: Yugoslavia

An archeology professor uncovers a hidden tablet in Roman ruins which later turns out to be a passage between two worlds (this one and the afterlife). This isn’t really a spoiler because this is clear from the get go. The professor dies soon after discovery and arrives at The Meeting Point, a place where a bunch people he directly and indirectly knew are waiting for their loved ones. In this strange place, he finds out how these people can’t have peace in their death because of the living. It’s a very idiosyncratic film, with plenty of laugh out loud funny absurdities, like son and father in the afterlife in which the son is 20 years older and they keep arguing over who should be the authoritative figure or dead people giving a wake to a man going back to life by awakening from a coma. It’s surreal, funny, and still somewhat sad and tragic. I loved it.
7. Hanka (1955)Show
Original Title: Hanka
Director: Slavko Vorkapić
Country: Yugoslavia

A tragic love love story among Gypsies in a small village. I might've enjoyed it more had I seen it with a better quality.
8. No End (1985)Show
Original Title: Bez Konca
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Country: Poland

The film explores grief of a woman after her lawyer husband dies. She tries to deal with it through hypnosis and sex, among other things. Meanwhile, in the backdrop, we witness late husband's mentor take late husband's unfinished case and attempt to free his client, who is, for lack of a better term, a political prisoner. Maybe if I understood the political picture of Poland of 1960s, I would've enjoyed it more.
9. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)Show
Original Title: Popiól i diament
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Country: Poland

Right after WW2, a different kind of war awakens in Poland, one between different political ideologies who have their own ideas of what kind of country Poland should become. Maciek volunteers to assassinate an important communist figure, but after he falls in love, he starts having second thoughts. Intriguing concept, but too many dull moments, imo.
10. The High Sun (2015)Show
Original Title: Zvizdan
Director: Dalibor Matanić
Country: Croatia

Set in three alternate decades (90s, 00s, 10s) in an unnamed Croatian village, the film explores influence of ethnic intolerance between Croats and Serbs. All three stories are love stories between a young Croatian man and a young Serbian girl, in all three stories the same actors play different set of characters. It has very beautiful cinematography and the powerful first story set right before the break of war was very powerful, but the 2 subsequent stories didn't have quite the same impact.
Films I plan to watch
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Post by hurluberlu » June 25th, 2017, 11:22 am

13. [Poland] A Short Film About Killing / Krótki film o zabijaniu (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1988): 6+
14. [Poland] Ashes and Diamonds / Popiól i diament (Andrzej Wajda, 1958): 7+
15. [Poland] Dekalog: Five / Dekalog, piec (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990): 7
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1. [Georgia] Corn Island / Simindis kundzuli (George Ovashvili, 2014): 6+
2. [Yugoslavia, France] Boris Godounov (Andrzej Zulawski, 1989): 7
3. [Yugoslavia] Balkan Spy / Balkanski spijun (Dusan Kovacevic, Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic, 1984): 6-
4. [Poland] Dekalog: One / Dekalog, jeden(Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1989): 8-
5. [Hungary] White God / Fehér isten (Kornél Mundruczó, 2014): 8-
6. [Czechoslovakia] Marketa Lazarová (Frantisek Vlácil, 1967): 8+
7. [Poland] Dekalog: Two / Dekalog, dwa (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990): 7
8. [Poland] A Year of the Quiet Sun / Rok spokojnego slonca (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1984): 5+
9. [Poland] Dekalog: Three / Dekalog, trzy (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990): 7+
10. [Czech Republic] Mandragora (Wiktor Grodecki, 1997): 7
11. [Hungary] Satantango (Béla Tarr, 1994): 8-
12. [Poland] Dekalog: Four / Dekalog, cztery (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990): 8
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Post by jdidaco » June 25th, 2017, 12:28 pm

Ukraine:

71. Dva dnya (Two Days, Grigori Stobovoi, 1927) 7/10
72. Poloska neskoshennych dikikh tsvetov (A Strip of Uncut Wild Flowers, Yuri Ilyenko, 1980) 8/10
73. Nastroyshchik (The Tuner, Kira Muratova, 2004) 9/10

Belarus:

74. Prostitutka (The Prostitute, Oleg Frelikh, 1927) 7/10

Georgia:

75. Me, bebia, Iliko da Ilarioni (Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarion, Tengiz Abuladze, 1962) 10/10

God help me if this popular and much beloved Georgian classic isn't considered an essential part of Georgian film heritage anymore, because, according to our Host, Abuladze's wonderful film might be... RUSSIAN!

Republic of Moldova:

76. Lyubit... (To Love, Mikhail Kalik, 1968) 9.5/10

Albania:

77. Zhgaravinat (Doodling, Bujar Kapexhiu, 1977) 7/10 (9 min), Kur shefi merr flake (When the Chief Upsets, Bujar Kapexhiu, 1981) 7/10 (5 min), Djaloshi i lirise (The Boy of Freedom, Josif Droboniku, 1982) 7/10 (7 min), Variacione mbi temen (Variations on a Theme, Sokol Xhahysa, 1986) 7/10 (7 min), I gjithe qyteti qesh (The Whole City Laughs, Esperanca Konomi, 1987) 8/10 (11 min), Talenti i babait (Father's Talents, Esperanca Konomi, 1990) 8/10 (14 min), Kompozim (Composition, Stefan Taçi, 1992) 9.5/10 (7 min) (Total: 60 min)

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Lithuania:

1. Adomas nori buti zmogumi (Adam Wants to Be a Man, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1959) 8/10
2. Nenusimink, Virginijau! (Cheer Up, Virginius!, Viktoras Starosas, 1962) 7/10 (22 min), As myliu direktore (I Love the Headmistress, Viktoras Starosas, 1978) 9/10 (29 min), Jautrumo kaip duonos... (Sensitivity as Bread, Edmundas Zubavicius, 1979) 9.5/10 (10 min) (Total: 61 min)
3. Senis ir zeme (The Old Man and the Land, Robertas Verba, 1965) 8.5/10 (17 min), Atspindziai (Reflections, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1968) 9/10 (16 min), Simtameciu godos (The Dreams of Centenarians, Robertas Verba, 1969) 10/10 (17 min), Kelione uku lankomis (A Trip Across Misty Meadows, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1973) 8/10 (11 min) (Total: 61 min)
4. Niekas nenorejo mirti (Nobody Wanted to Die, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1966) 8.5/10

Republic of Macedonia:

5. Pod isto nebo (Under the Same Sky, Ljubisa Georgijevski & Miomir Stamenkovic, 1964) 8/10
6. Ne (No, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1966) 8/10 (12 min), Puteljak (A Path, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1967) 8/10 (7 min), Embrio No. M (Embryo No. M, Petar Gligorovski, 1971) 7/10 (7 min), Sic Transit Gloria Mundi/Heraklea (Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1974) 7/10 (10 min), Ogan (The Fire, Stole Popov, 1974) 8.5/10 (12 min), Dae (Mother, Stole Popov, 1979) 10/10 (17 min) (Total: 65 min)

Czech Republic:

7. Soukromá vichrice (Private Torment, Hynek Bocan, 1967) 9/10
8. Vrazda po cesku (Murder Czech Style, Jirí Weiss, 1967) 8/10
9. Svatba jako remen (Wedding Under Supervision, Jirí Krejcík, 1967) 9.5/10
10. Zeme svatého Patrika (Country of St. Patrick, Jan Spáta, 1967) 9/10 (29 min), Lidé z hor (Mountain People, Jan Spáta, 1968) 9.5/10 (24 min), Cosmodrome Y 1999 (Frantisek Vystrcil, 1968) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 63 min)
11. Pension pro svobodné pány (Boarding House for Bachelors, Jirí Krejcík, 1968) 8/10
12. Zlocin v santánu (Crime in a Music Hall, Jirí Menzel, 1968) 8.5/10
13. Vanoce s Alzbetou (Christmas with Elisabeth, Karel Kachyna, 1968) 8/10
14. Nejkrásnejsí vek (The Most Beautiful Age, Jaroslav Papousek, 1969) 9/10

Croatia:

15. Moj stan (My Flat, Zvonimir Berkovic, 1963) 8.5/10 (14 min), Zaklon (Shelter, Vladimir Petek, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Pohvala ruci (A Praise to the Hand, Bogdan Zizic, 1968) 8/10 (12 min), Putovanje (A Journey, Bogdan Zizic, 1972) 8/10 (11 min), Presa (The Cutting Press, Bogdan Zizic, 1981) 9/10 (19 min) (Total: 65 min)
16. Protest (Fadil Hadzic, 1967) 8.5/10
17. Kaja, ubit cu te! (Kaya, I’ll Kill You, Vatroslav Mimica, 1967) 9/10
18. Ziva istina (The Real Truth, Tomislav Radic, 1972) 10/10

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

19. Mali vojnici (Playing Soldiers, Bahrudin Bato Cengic, 1967) 8/10
20. Ovo malo duse (An Additional Soul, Ademir Kenovic, 1987) 8.5/10

Estonia:

21. Noored kotkad (The Young Eagles, Theodor Luts, 1927) 7/10
22. Veelinnurahvas (The Waterfowl People, Lennart Meri, 1970) 9/10
23. Põld (The Field, Rein Raamat, 1978) 7.5/10 (9 min), Sprott võtmas päikest (The Smoked Sprat Baking in the Sun, Mati Kütt, 1992) 9.5/10 (22 min), Laud (The Table, Jelena Girlin & Mari-Liis Bassovskaja & Urmas Jõemees, 2004) 7.5/10 (21 min), Piano (Kaspar Jancis, 2016) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 62 min)
24. Arabella, mereröövli tütar (Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter, Peeter Simm, 1983) 7.5/10

(East) Germany:

25. Das zweite Gleis (The Second Track, Joachim Kunert, 1962) 9/10
26. Beschreibung eines Sommers (Description of a Summer, Ralf Kirsten, 1963) 8/10
27. Karla (Herrmann Zschoche, 1965) 10/10
28. Abschied (Farewell, Egon Günther, 1968) 8.5/10
29. Paukenschlag (Drum Beat, Otto Sacher, 1975) 8/10 (2 min), Der Mond (The Moon, Lutz Dammbeck, 1977) 7/10 (6 min), Einsamkeit (Loneliness, Otto Sacher, 1979) 8/10 (2 min), Metamorphosen 1 (Metamorphosis 1, Lutz Dammbeck, 1979) 7/10 (7 min), Der Schneider von Ulm (The Tailor of Ulm, Lutz Dammbeck, 1980) 10/10 (14 min), Rettung (The Rescue, Sieglinde Hamacher, 1980) 8/10 (5 min), Herr Daff macht eine Filmaufnahme (Mr Daff Is Shooting a Film, Klaus Georgi, 1981) 7.5/10 (4 min), Heldensage (Heroic Legend, Kurt Weiler, 1985) 7/10 (6 min), Die Flut (The Flood, Lutz Dammbeck, 1987) 8.5/10 (10 min), Bauch und Seele (Belly and Soul, Klaus Georgi, 1989) 8/10 (4 min) (Total: 60 min)
30. Bis daß der Tod euch scheidet (Until Death Do Us Part, Heiner Carow, 1979) 8.5/10
31. Heute abend und morgen früh (This Evening, Tomorrow Morning, Dietmar Hochmuth, 1980) 9/10
32. Die Frau und der Fremde (The Woman and the Stranger, Rainer Simon, 1985) 9/10

Serbia:

33. Gresnica bez greha (Sinner Without a Sin, Kosta Novakovic, 1927-30) 8/10
34. Proslava 550 godisnjice Kosovske bitke (Celebration of the 550th Anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Kosta Novakovic & Dragoljub Gosic, 1939) 7/10
35. Ruke ljubicastih daljina (The Hands of Purple Distances, Sava Trifkovic, 1962) 7/10 (11 min), Dim i voda (Smoke and Water, Dragoslav Lazic, 1963) 8/10 (10 min), Zurnal o omladini na selu zimi (Newsreel on Village Youth, in Winter, Zelimir Zilnik, 1967) 8/10 (12 min), Igra ljubavi (The Game of Love, Vladimir Momcilovic, 1967) 7/10 (8 min), Nije ptica sve sto leti (Not Everything That Flies Is a Bird, Borislav Sajtinac, 1970) 7.5/10 (9 min), Nevesta (The Bride, Borislav Sajtinac, 1971) 9/10 (8 min), Gavran (The Raven, Nikola Djuric, 1973) 8/10 (6 min) (Total: 64 min)
36. Koraci kroz magle (Steps Through the Mist, Zorz Skrigin, 1967) 7/10
37. Noz (The Knife, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1967) 7/10
38. Brat doktora Homera (Brother of Doctor Homer, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1968) 7/10
39. Delije (The Tough Ones, Miodrag Popovic, 1968) 9/10
40. Sveti pesak (Holy Sand, Miroslav Antic, 1968) 9/10

Slovenia:

41. Tistega lepega dne (On That Lovely Day..., France Stiglic, 1962) 8/10
42. Rdeci boogie ali Kaj ti je deklica (Red Boogie, Karpo Acimovic-Godina, 1982) 9/10

Hungary:

43. Csendélet (Still Life, Márk Novák, 1963) 7.5/10 (4 min), Koncertisszimo (Concertissino, József Gémes, 1968) 8/10 (3 min), Aréna (Arena, János Tóth, 1970) 10/10 (22 min), Büntetöexpedíció (Punitive Expedition, Dezsö Magyar, 1970) 8.5/10 (33 min) (Total: 62 min)
44. Sodrásban (Current, István Gaál, 1964) 10/10
45. Ellopták a vitaminomat (The Apple Thieves, Ottó Foky, 1967) 8.5/10 (8 min), Tíz deka halhatatlanság (A Bit of Immortality, Gyula Macskássy & György Várnai, 1967) 7.5/10 (9 min), Nyelvlecke (A Language Course, Béla Vajda, 1967) 8/10 (9 min), Variációk egy sárkányra (Variations on a Dragon, Attila Dargay, 1967) 7.5/10 (8 min), Szvit (Suite, Zsolt Richly, 1969) 8/10 (6 min), Sós lötty (A Salty Mess, Péter Szoboszlay, 1969) 9/10 (4 min), Poézis (Poetry, János Tóth, 1972) 9/10 (17 min) (Total: 61 min)
46. A Pál utcai fiúk (The Boys of Paul Street, Zoltán Fábri, 1968) 8/10
47. Pro Patria (Sándor Sára, 1970) 8/10 (10 min), Szilveszter (New Year's Eve, Elemér Ragályi, 1974) 7.5/10 (16 min), Ragyogás (Shine, János Tóth, 1982) 7/10 (37 min) (Total: 63 min)
48. A kis Valentinó (Little Valentino, András Jeles, 1979) 9.5/10
49. Egészséges erotika (Sound Eroticism, Péter Tímár, 1986) 7.5/10
50. Árnyék a havon (Shadow on the Snow, Attila Janisch, 1992) 9/10

Romania:

51. O noapte furtunoasa (Stormy Night, Jean Georgescu, 1943) 8/10
52. Valurile Dunarii (The Waves of the Danube, Liviu Ciulei, 1959) 9/10
53. Columna (The Column, Mircea Dragan, 1968) 7.5/10
54. Proba de microfon (Microfone Test, Mircea Daneliuc, 1980) 9/10
55. Secvente (Sequences, Alexandru Tatos, 1982) 10/10
56. Terminus paradis (Next Stop Paradise, Lucian Pintilie, 1998) 8/10
57. Marilena de la P7 (Marilena from P7, Cristian Nemescu, 2006) 7/10

Latvia:

58. 235 000 000 (Uldis Brauns & Biruta Veldre & Laima Zurgina, 1967) 9/10
59. Kad lietus un veji sitas loga (When the Rain and Wind Knock at the Window, Aloizs Brencs, 1968) 8/10
60. Limuzins Janu nakts krasa (A Limousine the Colour of Midsummer's Eve, Janis Streics, 1981) 8/10

Bulgaria:

61. Lyubimetz 13 (Favourite #13, Vladimir Yanchev, 1958) 8/10
62. Prebroyavane na divite zaytzi (The Hare Census, Eduard Sachariev, 1973) 9/10

Poland:

63. Con bravura (Andrzej Munk, 1958) 7.5/10 (33 min), Smierc prowincjala (The Death of a Provincial, Krzysztof Zanussi, 1968) 8/10 (28 min) (Total: 61 min)
64. Ewa chce spac (Eve Wants to Sleep, Tadeusz Chmielewski, 1958) 8/10
65. Rok Franka W. (A Year in the Life of Franek W., Kazimierz Karabasz, 1968) 9/10
66. Abel, twój brat (Abel, Your Brother, Janusz Nasfeter, 1970) 9.5/10
67. Koniec swiata (The End of the World, Dorota Kedzierzawska, 1988) 7.5/10

Slovakia:

68. Sladké hry minulého léta (Sweet Games of Late Summer, Juraj Herz, 1970) 8/10
69. A pobezim az na kraj sveta (And I'll Run to the Ends of the Earth, Peter Solan, 1979) 8/10
70. Postav dom, zasad strom (Build a House, Plant a Tree, Juraj Jakubisko, 1980) 9/10
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Post by albajos » June 25th, 2017, 6:08 pm

09. Sátántangó (1994) (Béla Tarr, Hungary)
10. Mephisto (1981) (István Szabó, Hungary co-prod)
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Czech: Dedictví aneb Kurvahosigutntag (1992), E Germany: Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985), Poland: Rozyczka (2010), Seksmisja (1984), and one cover without a DVD I have to find, Ukraine: Sappho (2008)

Outside of these I only own some animated shorts from Hungary on VHS.
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ABC:
05. Bez konca (1985)
01. Crna macka, beli macor (1998)
04. Krtek (1968-71)
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)
06. Popiól i diament (1958)
10. Mephisto (1981)
02. Przypadek (1987)
09. Sátántangó (1994)
07. Saul fia (2015)
08. Sedmikrásky (1966)

Release:
06. Popiól i diament (1958)
08. Sedmikrásky (1966)
04. Krtek (1968-71)
10. Mephisto (1981)
05. Bez konca (1985)
02. Przypadek (1987)
09. Sátántangó (1994)
01. Crna macka, beli macor (1998)
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)
07. Saul fia (2015)

Country:
Czechoslovakia
04. Krtek (Zdenek Miler, 1968-71)
08. Sedmikrásky (1966)

Czech Republic:
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (Jirí Menzel, 2006)

Hungary:
09. Sátántangó (1994)
07. Saul fia (2015)
10. Mephisto (1981)

Poland:
05. Bez konca (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1985)
06. Popiól i diament (Andrzej Wajda, 1958)
02. Przypadek (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1987)

Yugoslavia:
01. Crna macka, beli macor (Emir Kusturica, 1998)
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New awards this month:
Gold (2/18): AFI's 100 years...100 movies, 50 Greatest Sequels
Silver (2/41): The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema, Comedy
Bronze (3/78): 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die, Academy Award Best Picture Nominees, They Shoot Pictures Don't They?, 1930s
Closest awards (off. chall.): 2 War imdb, 25 War 101, 25 Magyar, 29 Romania, 41 Lodz, 51 Czech/Slovak, 61 PFI, 346 Unesco

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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 25th, 2017, 6:56 pm

jdidaco on Jun 25 2017, 06:28:19 AM wrote:Me, bebia, Iliko da Ilarioni (Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarion, Tengiz Abuladze, 1962) 10/10

God help me if this popular and much beloved Georgian classic isn't considered an essential part of Georgian film heritage anymore, because, according to our Host, Abuladze's wonderful film might be... RUSSIAN!
Wrong. Qartuli Pilmi is a Georgian production house.

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