Production year: 1980
Duration: oko 108 minuta
An alienated, resigned and middle-aged former partisan returns to his hometown on an island for a cousin’s funeral. There he reminisces about his childhood, his severe father, the Countess’s estate manager, and his youthful erotic experiences with the Countess’s daughter…
Nereo Scaglia (father), Miljenko Mužić (Mali), Zvonimir Črnko (Mali as a grown up), Neda Spasojević (cousin), Ines Fančović (Countess), Jasmina Poklečki (Countess’s daughter), Ivo Gregurević (peasant)
Country of production:
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Socialist Republic of Croatia)
Slobodan Novak, Ante Babaja (based on short stories Izgubljeni zavičaj and Izvanbrodski dnevnik by Slobodan Novak)
arhivska (Claudio Monteverdi u obradi Anđelka Klobučara)
In this film Ante Babaja continues the naturalist-ethnographic poetics of his earlier films, with thye addition of a nostalgic-lyrical intonation. This is definitely Babaja’s most poetic film, characterized by the main character’s deep and everlasting alienation. Especially memorable is the first retrospective episode in which Countess’s young daughter shows her breasts, making the main character’s first erotic experiences possible.
Awards: Pula 1980 - Kodak Pathe award for cinematography (together with Božidar Nikolić for the film Ko to tamo peva)
Vrnjačka Banja 1980 - award for the dialogue (together with the film Svetozar Marković)
Screening permit: June 12, 1980
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