Production year: 1968
Duration: 84 minute
Technique: 35mm standard, black and white
After military service, Boris Horvat finds himself at a turning point in his life. He thinks about studying, but he already has a job waiting for him in a bank in which his father had worked. Soon Boris falls in love with the artist Ana, but also starts an affair with his colleague in the bank, Nataša...
Rade Šerbedžija (Boris Horvat), Snežana Nikšić (Ana), Jagoda Kaloper (Nataša), Zaim Muzaferija (father), Ðuro Rogina (Krpimir), Zdravko Pošta (Kistonja), Mustafa Nadarević (Blaja), Tito Strozzi (Pepek), Jelica Lovrić, Fabijan Šovagović, etc.
Country of production:
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (Socialist Republic of Croatia)
Branko Ivanda, Alojz Majetić
This is the debut feature film by the former film critic Branko Ivanda. Gravitacija ili fantastična mladost činovnika Borisa Horvata is a modernist story about a young man’s everyday life and his inability to cope with life’s problems. Implicitly this film criticizes modern socialist society. This film stands out particularly because of its refined visual style and especially well-done set design. The critics accepted the film well and at the Pula Film Festival it won Golden Arenas for Best Cinematographer (together with the film I Have Two Mothers and Two Fathers) and Music, as well as the diploma for the Best Debutant Director.
Screening permit: from July 15, 1968
Export: SR Germany, DR Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland
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