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The Show Must Go On (2011)

     
   

1941 -2011

     
     
  1941  
     
   

– The new Ustasha regime, installed by the Axis powers, begin making propaganda films after advice from Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1942  
     
   

Films of Note

   

 

   

straža na Drini (Branko Marjanovic) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1944  
     
   

Oktavijan Miletic’s Lisinski, a biography of the 19th Century composer, is Croatia’s first feature-length talkie. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1946  
     
   

The Croatia Film Company is established.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1947  
     
   

– The Jadran film studios are founded in Zagreb. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1950  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Plavi 9 (Blue 9) (Krešo Golik) [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1958  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Cesta Duga Godinu Dana (1958)
   

 

   

Cesta duga godinu dana (A Road One Year Long) (Giuseppe De Santis) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   
  1959
   
    Abel Gance
   

 

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Production begins in Zagreb on Abel Gance’s Austerlitz, a joint Italo-Franco-Yugoslav production with a budget of 48 million francs. [MUCH] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1960  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Deveti krug (Ninth Circle) (France Štiglic) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1961  
     
    Surogat (The Subsitute). Dušan Vukotic’s animated film, wins the US Academy Award for film animation.  [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1969  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Bitka na Neretvi (Battle on the River Neretva) (Veljko Bulajic) [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1970  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Tko pjeva zlo ne misli (He Who Sings Never Means Harm) (Branko Bauer) [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1996  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Kako je poceo rat na mom otoku (How the War on My Island Started) (Vinko Brešan) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1997  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Mondo Bobo (Goran Rušinovic) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1999  
     
   

Director Rajko Grlic launches the Motuvun International Film Festival.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Croatia 1999: Other Films of Note

   

 

   

Cetverored (In Four Rows) (Jakov Sedlar) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Crvena prašina (Red Dust) (Zrinko Ogresta) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Maršal (Marshal Tito's Spirit) (Vinko Brešan) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2001  
     
   

The government announces that, as part of new tax reforms, cinema tickets, books and film production will be tax exempt. [MORE] [ADD]

     
   

- The Hrvatska Državni zavod za statistiku (Croatian Bureau of Statistics) reveal that Croatian films account for only 4.6% of cinema screenings. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2011  
     
  28/4 - Nevio Marasovic's The Show Must Go On, Croatia's first solely digital format film is released.   The sci-fi film, which stars Sven Medvešek and Nataša Dorčić, is based around a reality game show which provides a diversion from the global war ravaging the country. [ADD]
   

 

     
     
     

 

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