The Best of Zagreb Film - Volumen Two (1959-1989)
Volumen 1: Laugh at Your Own Risk
01. The Tower of Babel (4:25)
A man's life flashes before him as he falls from a tower. Directed by Rastko Ciric.
1988 Special Jury Award, Ottawa
1988 Special Award for Music, Zagreb
1989 Award for Music, Titograd
02. Exciting Love Story (5:37)
(Uzbudljiva Ljubavna Prica)
Directed by one of the great masters of the Zagreb School, Borivoj Dovnikovic, or "Bordo." This is his classic cartoon of a man in search of his sweetheart, Gloria.
1989 Gold Medal, Belgrade
1989 Jury Award, Zagreb
1989 Youth Jury Award, Bourg-En-Bresse
1989 Best Animation Award, Titograd
1990 Best Script for Short Film, Treviso
03. The Devil's Work (9:05)
This was the debut film of Zlatko Grgic, a Zagreb legend, in 1965 at the age of 20. It demonstrates his comedic talents at their best, as a well-meaning fellow learns to appreciate the benefits of "devilish" behavior.
1966 Special Diploma, Bergamo
04. Of Holes and Corks (8:50)
(O Rupama I Cepovima)
Ante Zaninovic's story of a man's persistent battle with the forces of nature.
1968 First Prize, Locarno
05. Learning to Walk (8:06)
Borivoj (Bordo) Dovnikovic''s story of a man whose four countrymen each try to teach him their own style of walking. But he already knows how to walk.
1982 First Prize (in category), San Antonio
1978 Diploma, Chicago
1978 Second Prize, Zagreb
1979 Gold Medal, Belgrade
1979 Diploma, Sydney
1979 Jury Award, Oberhausen
06. Home is the Best (8:05)
(Kod Kuce Je Najbolje)
Josko Marusic's comical muse about a cat who takes over a man's household.
1988 Gold Medal for Best Animated Film, Belgrade
1988 Gold Medal for Direction, Belgrade
1989 Jury Award for Most Amusing Film, Varna
07. Largo (4:04)
Being stranded on a desert island is anything but tedious for this strange shipwrecked soul.
08. MaxiCat in Tennis (:58)
MaxiCat in Rope (:55)
MaxiCat in Door (1:00)
For more than a quarter of a century Zlatko Grigic's whimsical cat has been entertaining children and adults alike. Here are two darkly comic gems.
Volumen 2: For Children Only
01. Cow on the Moon (10:06)
(Krava na Mjesecu)
One of the best-loved films from Zagreb founder and Oscar-winner Dusan Vukotic. A young girl tricks a boy into thinking that the rocket ship she has built has taken them to the moon.
1960 First Prize, San Francisco Golden Gate Festival
1960 Special Jury Award for Originality and Humor, Annecy
1960 Special Prize, Montevideo
1959 City of Zagreb Award
02. Strange Bird (6:31)
Bordo's simple story of a bird who will do anything to hatch and nurture her own chick.
1977 Francis Scott Key Award, Baltimore
03. Octave of Fear (4:55)
Leo Fabiani's priceless muse about everyone having someone to fear.
04. Little and Big (7:28)
(Mali I Veliki)
Another gem by Zlatko Grgic. It's his unique take on the classic cartoon "chase."
1971, Red Ribbon Award, New York
05. Anna Goes to Buy Some Bread (6:23)
(Kako Je Ana Kupila Kruh)
Aleksandar Marks and Vladimire Jutrisa are best known for such bizarre films as Nightmare and The Fly. But they also collaborated on children's films, and this is one of their best. In it, Anna takes a ride on her umbrella on her way to buy a loaf of bread.
06. Well Done Job (5:37)
(Dobro Obavljen Posao)
A mouse comes to visit and decides to stay, much to the dismay of the household's cat.
07. Krek (9:17)
For children of all ages, this is Bordo Dovnikovic's satire about the military. A soldier, hounded by his superior, has the last laugh by taking a stroll around the world.
1968 Silver Bear, Berlin
1968 Silver Medal, Belgrade
08. MaxiCat in Ball of Yarn (:52)
MaxiCat in Door (1:00)
MaxiCat in Fishing (:38)