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1 February 2024: And Love Has Vanished


And Love Has Vanished
Aleksandar Petrović, 1961, 98 min
UK premiere of the restored version

Introduced by Vlastimir Sudar

Aleksandar Petrović's first feature And Love Has Vanished follows Mirko and Jovana who accidentally meet each other and fall in love. In the spirit of the original title, Dvoje is neither a conventional romance nor a renegade tale but a beautiful and breath-taking work about the challenges of the world, and the true meaning of love. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes, the film features Beba Lončar in one of her first roles and the brilliant character actor Miha Baloh, whose encounter is only bolstered by the poetic cinematography of Ivan Marinček. And Love Has Vanished became an instant classic on its release, announcing Petrović's bold vision and launching the New Yugoslav Film.

Screening as part of Innocence Unprotected: Reframing the World through Yugoslav cinema series