The Best of Zagreb Film - Volume One (1962-1996)
Volumen 1: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION
01. Ersatz (9:24)
This Oscar-winner by Dusan Vukotic tells the story of a tourist on a beach who "inflates" an entire village. A passionate love develops, provoking jealousy, vengeance, and finally tragedy. In the end, a small nail reminds everyone of the artificiality of the world that has been created.
1962 Academy Award
1961 First Prize, San Francisco
1962 First Prize, Belgrade
1962 City of Zagreb Award
1962 Special Jury Award, Oberhausen
1963 First Prize and Audience Award, Prague
1971 Special Merit Award, Philadelphia
02. Diary (8:09)
Memories of both the wonder and alienation of life reverbrates in this animated diary by Nedeljko Dragic, one of Zagreb Film's most acclaimed artists.
1974 Grand Prize, Zagreb
1975 Gold Medal, Chicago
1975 City of Zagreb Award
1975 Gold Medal, Belgrade
1975 Will Welling Award, Oberhausen
03. Mask of the Red Death (9:18)
(Maska Crvene Smrti)
Based on the Edgar Allan Poe story. A plague devastates the world, but inside the castle Count Prospero and his decadent court continue their orgies. The plague then takes a mysterious form to do its evil work.
1971 Diploma, Annecy
1971 First Prize, New York
1971 Special Diploma, London
1971 Best Animation at the Hollywood 8th World Festival of Animation
1970 Gold Medal, Belgrade
1970 Silver Pelican, Mamaia
1971 Third Prize, Bilbao
1971 FILMEX Diploma
1972 Silver Medal, Atlanta
04. Butterflies (9:13)
In this typically wild ride by Kresimir Zimonic a lonesome girl at the seashore unexpectedly learns something about herself.
1988 Special Award for Artistic Value, Zagreb
1988 Gold Medal for Music and Effects, Belgrade
05. Last Waltz in Old Mill (6:12)
(Posljednji Valcer U Starom Mlinu)
A relatively new (1995) film, it was written by Oscar-winner Dusan Vukotic. In live action, an old man feeds a flower mill. Two seeds are then transferred into animated lovers who dance their last waltz.
06. Fisheye (8:45)
Josko Marusic represents the new breed of animators in Zagreb today, with ties to the old school. In this metaphor of how the normal order of things sometimes goes awry, one night the fish take over.
1980 Special Jury Award, Ottawa
1980 First Prize in Category, Sitges
1980 Grand Prize, Belgrade
1980 Audience Award, Zagreb
1980 Bronze Award, Chicago
1983 Special Award of the International Cinema Federation, Rotterdam
1983 International Jury Award for Best Animated Film, Madrid
1983 First Award in Category, Brussels
07. Mass in A Minor (3:48)
(Misa U A-Molu)
This 1996 film by Goce Vaskov uses music and imagery to portray the extraordinary beauty of the forces of nature. It also launched the Zagreb school into the world of computer animation.
Volumen 2 : BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
01. Big Time (6:18)
A piggy-bank runs away from a boy who was just about to smash it. The pursuit of the pig by a gallery of oddball characters makes this a Zagreb Film favorite.
Special Diploma, London
02. Curiosity (7:50)
Director Borivoj (Bordo) Dovnikovic was known for combining humor with an acute understanding of human psychology. This is a film about human curiosity - an affliction for which no cure has ever been found.
1967 Special Diploma, Belgrade
1967 Special Certificate, Cracow
1967 First Prize for Animated Film, Leipzig
03. Musical Pig (8:54)
Zlatko Grgic's comical story of an operatic pig who finally finds a friend, but at a price.
1966 First Prize, Leipzig
1977 Diploma, New York
04. Okay! (:57)
This boisterously entertaining cartoon from Zlatko Pavlinic demonstrates that in the war between the sexes, nothing is as it first appears.
1974 Diploma, Melbourne
1973 Festival Participants Award, Oberhausen.
05. Elegy (3:40)
A prisoner stares sadly into a courtyard from behind the bars of his cell's small window. As the year go by, the growth a single red flower gives him hope. Directed by Nedeljko Dragic.
1966 Diploma, Venice
1971 Award for Exceptional Merit, Philadelphia
06. The Fifth One (2:34)
Pavao Stalter's humorous look at human stubbornness. A harmonious quartet confronts an indestructible pest - the trumpet player.
1965 Special Certificate, New York
1965 Special Certificate, London
1965 Honorary Award, Vienna
1965 Special Diploma, Cracow
07. Molitva (:54)
Good luck, bad luck - they both come quickly in this brief gem by Radivoje Gvozdanovi.
1972 Jury Award, Oberhausen
08. The Wall (3:22)
A wall blocks the path of two people. One man submits, while the other refuses to admit defeat. Finally the second man smashes a hole in the wall with his head, paying for the victory with his life. Now the other person's path is open - at least until the next wall. Directed by Ante Zaninovic.
1966 Special Prize, London
1966 First Prize, San Francisco
1966 First Prize, Belgrade
1966 Honorary Diploma, Locarno
1966 City of Zagreb Award
1966 Special Diploma, Bergamo
1966 First Prize, Mamaia
09. Paranoia (3:51)
Running to hide from his pursuers, our hero is hunted through the dark streets of the city. He locks himself in his apartment, but the pursuers are there as well.
10. The Ceremony (3:14)
Another classic by Bordo Dovnikovic. Six people are grouped and regrouped in front of a wall as if for a photograph. But all is not as it seems.
11. The Fly (7:54)
A Kafka-like tale about a man and a fly butting heads, but ending up as equals. Directed by the successful team of Aleksandar Marks and Vladimir Jutrisa.
1968 Grand Prize Golden Hugo Award, Chicago
1967 Special Certificate, New York
1967 Special Certificate, London
1967 First Prize for Animated Film and Critics' Prize, Belgrade
1967 Grand Prize, Oberhausen
1967 Second Prize, Triest
1967 Honorary Diploma, Acapulco
1969 City of Zagreb Award
1982 Silver Clove Award, Sitges
12. MaxiCat in The Hat (:58)
MaxiCat in Lunch (:57)
MaxiCat in Broom (1:06)
Three more episodes in the 24-part series starring Zltako Grigic's comic cat.
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