Gratinirani mozak Pupilije Ferkeverk

The Gratinated Brains of Pupilija Ferkeverk



Karpo Godina – JU 1970 — 15 Min. – ohne Dialoge — 35mm

R+B+K+S: Karpo Godina D: Oblak Bard, Manca Cer- melj, Milan Jesih, Matjaz Koc- bek, Tomaz Kralj, Ivan Svetina P: Neoplanta Film




„A short experiment, as weird and extravagant as its incomprehensible title, made in collaboration with an avant-garde theatre troupe by the name of Pupilja Ferkeverk. It can be viewed as a recording of a care- fully constructed performance, a spontaneous ritual or simply of a bunch of long-haired, sea-hugging naturists tripping. In any case, it’s a lethal capsule of infectious enthusiasm, while the off space literally reeks of (never actually depicted) sex. When asked about the making of this film, Godina will today, smilingly, explain that he indeed remembers that the shooting took place some place and some time ago, but that is about it”. — 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.