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24 February 2024: Innocence Unprotected

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Innocence Unprotected
Dušan Makavejev, 1968, 80 min
UK premiere of the restored version 

In 1943 acrobat Dragoljub Aleksić directed, wrote, shot, and starred in “the first Serbian talkie” and in 1968 Dušan Makavejev reconstructed his journey in a film bearing the same title. Blending free-form documentary and experimental filmmaking, Makavejev uses clips from Aleksić's previously unseen film, present-day interviews with the acrobat and co-stars and archival footage of his larger-than-life ventures – as well as the war and post-war reconstruction of Belgrade – to create a mosaic of an artist and his unlikely role in the history of a country. Winner of the Silver Bear Award of the Jury and FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale, Innocence Unprotected is one of Makavejev's most original works and his penultimate film made in Yugoslavia.


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

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Innocence Unprotected Saturday 24.02.24 6:15 pm Book