Splav meduze

The Medusa Raft, The Raft of Medusa

  • Fiction Film
  • 101’
comedy, drama
  • 1980
  • Yugoslavia (Serbia), Slovenia

The film captured the atmosphere of the 192Os with almost effortless ease. This is a story of two school teachers Kristina and Ljiljana, the former a Slovene and the latter a Serb woman, lost somewhere in the Yugoslav provinces of the north. It is imbued from start to finish with the literary and visual spice of Dada and Surrealism. The story itself, ambling every which way, is hardly of importanc

The film captured the atmosphere of the 192Os with almost effortless ease. This is a story of two school teachers Kristina and Ljiljana, the former a Slovene and the latter a Serb woman, lost somewhere in the Yugoslav provinces of the north. It is imbued from start to finish with the literary and visual spice of Dada and Surrealism. The story itself, ambling every which way, is hardly of importance; what's important is that the teachers are forever dreaming of a new life in a big city. But - like those adrift on Gericault's raft named Medusa in that classic painting of the French Romantic period - the important thing may just be being on the move in a sea of chaos. The main question of the film is, did the avantgarde movement had sense on the Balkans?

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Writing

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Direction

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Choreography

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Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer
music composer

Editing

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Production design

production designer
production designer
production designer

Costume design

costume designer
costume designer

Make-up

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assistant director
assistant director
assistant director
story editor
story editor
line producer
key sound technician
camera operator
photographer
photographer
photographer

production

production
Cinédécouvertes Award
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1982
Metod Badjura Golden Plaque
best directing
1980
Milton Manaki Award
critic's choice
1980

Za režiju, kameru i montažu filma Splav meduze.

Stop Magazine Award for Best Actor
best actor/actress
1980
Debutant of the Year
best performance
1980
Slovenian film reetrospective
2011
Premiere
10.07.1980, Slovenija, Yugoslavia
Alternative title
The Medusa Raft (english)
The Raft of Medusa (english)
Genres
comedy, drama
Production countries
Yugoslavia (Serbia), Slovenia
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,66:1 // 5:3
Duration and length
101 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
mono
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm

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