• The Elusive Summer of '68

    1984. Yugoslavia. Goran Paskaljevic. 88 min.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 6:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Elusive Summer of '68

    1984. Yugoslavia. Directed by Goran Paskaljevic. Screenplay by Gordan Mihic, Paskaljevic. With Slavko Ctimac, Danilo Bata Stojkovic, Mira Banjac. Of all of Paskaljevic's films, this most vividly recalls the headiness of the New Czech cinema of the late 1960s, when Paskaljevic was studying film and Milos Forman, Ivan Passer, and Jirí Menzel were setting examples of a fresh, modest, low-key type of filmmaking—chamber comedies inflected by the absurd. Young Peter, in the full blush of puberty, has crushes on many girls; his father, an avowed Marxist, disdains what is happening in neighboring Czechoslovakia; and his grandfather gets himself admitted to a clinic where he can while away his time winning at cards. Paskaljevic's film celebrates a time of hope. In Serbo-Croatian; English subtitles. 88 min.

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