Raft of the Medusa (Splav Meduze) (Slovenia, 1980)

Raft of the Medusa (1980)
September 25, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Directed by Karpo Aćimović-Godina

Two schoolteachers with big dreams take off from their muddy backwater village and travel with fellow drifters and performance artists through Yugoslavia of 1920s, with a ‘lightness of being’ and pure joy that was not to be repeated. This watershed film of the Slovenian and Yugoslav cinema burst onto the scene in 1980 and re-introduced modernism, asserting a wonderful, nihilistic rebellion against all canons.

Screenwriter: Branko Vucievic.  Cinematographer: K. Aćimović-Godina.  Editor: K. Aćimović-Godina.  Cast: Olga Kacjan, Vladislava Milosavljević, Boris Komnenić, Erol Kadic, Frano Lasic.

35mm, color, in Slovenian and Serbo-Croatian w/ English subtitles, 101 min.