Ljubezni Blanke Kolak

Blanka Kolak's Love

  • Fiction Film
  • 118’
  • 1987
  • Yugoslavia (Slovenia)

In the wild and turbulent times after the Second World War, Blanka marries the high-ranking political functionary Pavle. Yet not long after their wedding, Pavle is arrested for his anti-Stalinist ideas and taken to the dreaded prison camp of Goli Otok (Barren Island). Left alone, Blanka turns to photography to distract her and in time finds some joy in opening a studio with her partner Laco. Soon,

In the wild and turbulent times after the Second World War, Blanka marries the high-ranking political functionary Pavle. Yet not long after their wedding, Pavle is arrested for his anti-Stalinist ideas and taken to the dreaded prison camp of Goli Otok (Barren Island). Left alone, Blanka turns to photography to distract her and in time finds some joy in opening a studio with her partner Laco. Soon, though, it becomes clear that her business partner is a conman. Pavle returns from his internment, but although they realize that their breakup was caused by the political elite's cruel incursion into their private lives, their relationship is fraught with cold bitterness and misunderstandings. Blanka attempts to drown her seemingly unending sorrows in alcohol and makes a pass at her only best friend. But even this last straw, which she had set all her hopes on, snaps. Are all the loves of Blanka Kolak doomed to fail? Blanka begins to wonder if she will ever find love in this life and whether a life without love is worth living at all.

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Writing

based on the book by
screenwriter

Direction

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist
assistant director
assistant director
assistant director
story editor
line producer
key sound technician
camera operator
photographer

production

Golden Arena
best music/score
1987
Metod Badjura Recognition Award
best sound design
1987

Priznanje z diplomo.

Golden Arena
best costume design
1987
Premiere
29.05.1987, Yugoslavia
Alternative title
Blanka Kolak's Love (english)
Production countries
Yugoslavia (Slovenia)
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Duration and length
118 minutes / 3228 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
mono
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm

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