SSEES 100 Film Festival continues with ANIKINA VREMENA (1954), an adaptation of Ivo Andrić’s novel

On Monday 26th of October the SSEES Centenary Film Festival will show a 1954 Yugoslav film directed by Vladimir Pogačić, ANIKINA VREMENA (Legends of Anika).

The screening will be introduced by Vlastimir Sudar, Professor of Film History and Theory, University of the Arts London.

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The film is based on the same-titled short novel written by the Nobel Prize-winning Yugoslav author Ivo Andrić, continuing Pogačić’s series of screen adaptations of literary works by local authors (it was preceded by his critically acclaimed 1953 film NEVJERA, based on a play by Ivo Vojnović).

The film tells a story of deadly passion and tragic love: Mihailo, the son of the village gunsmith, is seduced by the wife of an elderly tavern-keeper. The events of that dark night distance him from the love of his life, Anika. Tortured by Mihailo’s negligence, Anika becomes a town harlot…

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ANIKINA VREMENA was the first Yugoslav film that was released in the United States, where it premiered on 18 April 1956.

The film will be screened with brand new top-notch English subtitles, courtesy of translators Inese Strupule, Josh Pennington and Nina Gorham.

The screening will take place at Bloomsbury TheatreOctober 26, 18.30.

Book your tickets here.

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