O ljubavnim veštinama ili film sa 14441 kvadratom

About the art of love or a film with 14441 frames



Karpo Godina – JU 1972 — 10 Min. – Slowenisch — 35mm

R+B+K+S: Karpo Godina P: Zastava Film




Instead of delivering a militaristic propaganda short depicting carefully orchestrated maneuvers of large squadrons of troops over the barren hills of Macedonia, he created what film curator Vassily Bourikas calls ‚one of the most farcical antmilitary films created by a military film unit’. He interwove the military footage with shots of a nearby village where no less than 7.000 single women, factory workers, young nurses and schoolgirls, lived at the time, completely isolated from the boys serving the army. — Jurij Meden


Karpo Ačimović Godina (born on June 26th 1943 in Skopje, Macedonia) is one of the most important operators of the so called yugoslavian „Black Waveˮ, a cinematographic movement that, at the end of the 60ies, beginning of the 70ies of our last century, more or less openly criticized, attacked, or simply satirized the political and socio-cultural state of their country. While he studied theatre in Ljubljana he made several 8mm shorts portraying a pure innocent youth. At this time he met Žilmir Žilnik for whose center piece of the „Black Waveˮ, „Rani radoviˮ („Early Worksˮ, Golden Bear Award, Berlin Film Festival 1969) he worked as director of photography. Godina carried on his work as a „total filmmakerˮ (director, screenwriter, director of photography, editor) for himself independently as well as DOP for other directors. He permanently was carefully observed by his socialist „comradesˮ and was more than once in danger of facing imprisonment. What saved him was his excellent technical knowledge as well as his smartness. At 1990 Cannes Film Festival premiered his feature on Fritz Lang and how he got involved with cinema in abaltic village, „Umetni rajˮ („Artificial Paradiseˮ). He is currently planning another collaboration with his old friend Žilmir Žilnik.