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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Vreme Cuda

Fortnight 1990, Feature film, 1h38


The heroes of the film live with great ideals and purposes, for which they fight with determination. They sincerely believe that they are searching for mankind’s happiness, that after multiple sacrifices, they will reach their goal : the foundation of a fair society. In their minds, one needs to disregard his own in order to fulfil this great ideal. Be they indoctrinated, ignorant or deceived, they are devoted body and soul to the principles of the ideology they’re fighting for. The film should be taken as the tragedy of  » blindness  » which leads to fanatism, as the recurrence of human stupidity, but also as the early beginning of the present situation : the collapse of certain ideologies and the revival of others which, by using the same weapons, appear to be quite as dangerous. I have been wanting to make this film for ten years or so, but political circumstances in Yugoslavia in those days were not very favorable to cinematographical and artistical creation as a whole. The political climate of my country having notably changed, I was finally able to make this long-cherished dream come true. I hope this film contributes to the suppression of all our taboos. Goran Paskaljevic


Goran Paskaljevic

He was born in Belgrade and studied cinema in Prague with Srdjan Karanovic, Goran Markovic and Emir Kusturica for example; they were pioneers of the Yugoslav new wave and were called Ecole de Prague. He first made docuentaries and directed about fourty short films. He then made Cuvar Plaze u Zimskom Periodu. He directed 8 feature films such as Andjeo cuver and Vreme Cuda shown in Cannes.

Bata Stojkovic
Dragan Maksimovic
Miki Manojlovic
Mirjana Jokovic
Mirjana Karanovic
Svetozar Cvetkovic

Borsilav Pekic, Goran Paskaljevic

Radoslav Vladic

Sinisa Jovanovic-Singer

Olga Skrigin, Olga Obradov

Zoran Simjanovic

Set decoration
Miodrag Nikolic

Production : Singidunum à Belgrade, Televizija Beograd, Channel Four Television, Metropolitan Pictures Distribution : Pyramides à Neuilly S/ Seine Vente à l’étranger : Capitol Films à Londres

Title in Original Version : Le Temps Des Miracles