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Return of Spring, Spring Celebration

  • Fiction Film
  • 101’
drama
  • 1978
  • Yugoslavia (Slovenia)

The film deals with the ancient Slovene folk custom of Shrovetide carnival when village youngsters wearing scary masks exorcise the evil spirit of Winter in a ritual dance, thus preparing the ground for the rebirth of Spring. The plot is set in the 18th century when Slovenia was ruled by the Habsburg dynasty. The authority is represented by a troop of soldiers, who come to the village with the tas

The film deals with the ancient Slovene folk custom of Shrovetide carnival when village youngsters wearing scary masks exorcise the evil spirit of Winter in a ritual dance, thus preparing the ground for the rebirth of Spring. The plot is set in the 18th century when Slovenia was ruled by the Habsburg dynasty. The authority is represented by a troop of soldiers, who come to the village with the task to prevent the carnival by force, but that it’s not in their power, because the people prevail over any authority which does not stem for the people. In the fight between the authority and the people two youngsters have been killed. Simon who returns to his native village as a soldier and finds out that his former girlfriend is married to Štefan, and Jurij, who has been accidentally killed by his own brother Štefan.

Director France Štiglic
Cast Zvone Agrež, Relja Bašić, Zvone Hribar
Awards 7 awards
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Writing

screenwriter
co-writer
co-writer
co-writer

Direction

director

Choreography

choreographer
(fight scenes)
choreographer

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
pomočnik/-ca režije
script supervisor/continuity
line producer
manager
manager
manager
manager
props master
props master
assistant production designer
assistant production designer
construction lead
construction lead
construction worker
sound recordist
assistant sound
sound editor
pyrotechnics speacialist
camera operator
camera operator
assistant camera
assistant camera
assistant camera
photographer
best boy electric
assistant costume
wardrobe
wardrobe
make-up artist
hairdresser
assistant editor
conductor

production

distribution
group performance
group performance
laboratory
Diploma
best directing
1978
Metod Badjura Golden Plaque
best directing
1978
Stop Magazine Award for Best Actor
best actor/actress
1978
Stop Magazine Award for Best Actor
best actor/actress
1978
Golden Arena
best production design
1978
Diploma
best sound design
1978
Debutant of the Year
best performance
1978
Premiere
14.07.1978, Slovenija, Yugoslavia
Alternative title
Return of Spring (english)
Spring Celebration (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Yugoslavia (Slovenia)
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Duration and length
101 minutes / 2751 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
mono
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm
Availabilities
Availabilities
The Slovenian Film Archive

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