Official screening

  • wednesday, 6 september 2023
Sala Corinto
Slike iz zivota udarnika
by Bahrudin Bato Čengić
with Adem Cejvan, Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic, Zaim Muzaferija

(1972, Jugoslavia, 78')

Restoration Slovenska kinoteka, Filmski centar Sarajevo / Hrvatski državi arhiv – Hrvatska kinoteka, Ōsterreichisches Filmmuseum

Made in 1972 by Bosnian filmmaker Bahrudin Čengić, the film is a milestone of the black wave (the Yugoslavian nouvelle vague). The story is about Adam, a Bosnian coal miner who embodies the figure of the udarnik, an enthusiastic, productive worker who shall be the example for all socialist workers. A child of its time, the film finds itself at odds with contemporary labour policies, displaying with almost parodistic irony unsatisfaction—both general unsatisfaction and that of the specific labour models Adam represents.

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