Cinema Komunisto (Serbia, 2010)

directed by Mila Turajliĉ, documentary, 101 min, eng subtitles
written by Mila Turajliĉ

When reality has a different script from the one in your films, who wouldn't invent a country to fool themselves? Using rare footage from dozens of forgotten Yugoslav films, as well as never-seen-before archive from film sets and Tito's private screenings, the documentary recreates the narrative of a country, the stories told on screen and the ones hidden behind it. Stars such as Richard Burton, Sofia Loren and Orson Welles add a touch of glamour to the national effort, appearing in super-productions financed by the state. Tito's favorite film director, his projectionist who showed him films every night for 30 years, the most famous actor of partisan films, and the director of the film studios who was a secret policeman - all tell how the history of Yugoslavia was constructed on the screen.

Trieste FF 2011 (Best Documentary)
Chicago IFF 2011 (Best Documentary)
Cinema City FF Serbia 2011 (Best Editing, Audience Award)