Rdeči boogie ali Kaj ti je deklica (Red Boogie). 1982. Yugoslavia. Directed by Karpo Godina. 35mm. In Slovenian; English subtitles. 84 min.
An ingenious blend of fiction and documentary, Red Boogie nearly picks up where Godina’s The Raft of Medusa left off. Set in the 1950s, when the nation reinvented itself for a third time as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the film follows a group of Slovenian musicians who are “corrupted” by jazz and other forms of Western decadence and shunted off to the remote provinces as punishment for their artistic exuberance. Print courtesy the Slovenian Cinematheque and the Slovenian Film Center.