#Cinema Balkan 15# These Earthly Days Go Rolling By , 1979
Zemaljski Dani Teku (These Earthly Days Go Rolling By)
1979. Yugoslavia. Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. 85 min.
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Written and directed by Goran Paskaljevic
With Dimitrije Vujovic, Obren Helcer, Sarlota Pesic, Mila Keca.
Reporting from the Protected content Film Festival, Variety's Ron Holloway called this film “one of the best pix on the aged made.” The film was made with nonprofessional actors and shot in 16mm from a screenplay that was “developed out of the experiences of the personalities on the screen.
In the late Protected content , Goran Paskaljevic carried on the trends defined by the so-called Czech School active in Yugoslavia at the time. With auteur cinema becoming firmly entrenched, Paskaljevic was among the first to champion control by directors telling personal stories. Focusing on domestic society, Paskaljevic was still years from marking himself as one of Serbia’s most vocal critics.
In These Earthly Days Go Rolling By, a retired seaman makes ends meet by drawing portraits on the side. Fiercely independent but unable to keep up with costs, the old man acknowledges that he will eventually have to move into a state home. When he gets there, however, he reawakens a life in the other residents that was absent before his arrival. These Earthly Days Go Rolling By is one of Paskaljevic’s most humanitarian films ? one that celebrates life and hope.
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