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The Old and the New

  • Documentary-Fiction Video Film
  • 67’
experimental, video-art
  • 1997
  • Slovenia

The Old and the New reconstructs the lively bustle of the Ljubljana subculture scene in the eighties, and it was made by two insiders. With minute and swift editing of the picture and sound, the makers have succeeded in compiling a number of documents and video shots, made between 1982 and 1988 into an hour long narrative. The video combines the emotions and personal views with the socially-critic

The Old and the New reconstructs the lively bustle of the Ljubljana subculture scene in the eighties, and it was made by two insiders. With minute and swift editing of the picture and sound, the makers have succeeded in compiling a number of documents and video shots, made between 1982 and 1988 into an hour long narrative. The video combines the emotions and personal views with the socially-critical subculture and the wider historical context of the Yugoslav socialist system. It was inspired by Eisenstein, the title is from one of his films and the Russian avant-garde movement. The Old and the New features theatre performances and concerts by punk bands (Otroci Socializma. O!Kult and others) shot in the underground club; multimedia performances by the electro-rock group Borghesia; clips from porno films alternate with images of aged socialist leaders and political rituals. We witness the start of the first gay and women's club as well as the discussions of philosophers, such as Slavoj Žižek.

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Writing

Direction

Cinematography

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production

production
co-production
Alternative title
The Old and the New (english)
Genres
experimental, video-art
Production countries
Slovenia
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,33:1 // 4:3
Duration and length
67 minutes
Colour
Colour
Negative format
video D-5
Screening formats
video Betacam SP
video D-5

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