Goran Paskaljevic in Conversation

This onstage career interview, chaired by Geoff Andrew, formed a part of a BFI Southbank retrospective of the work of Goran Paskaljevic. Here Paskaljevic describes a cinema in Belgrade, where he started working at the age of 16, as the place that introduced him to early film classics and the art of filmmmaking. He also details how, during his years studying at the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, he had the opportunity to discover how Italian Neorealism was interpreted by the practitioners of the Czechoslovak New Wave, with traits of that period in Czech cinema particularly influencing his later work as regards its bold and black humour and the simplicity in storytelling. Paskaljevic also speaks about his own interpretation of the human condition reflected in his films.


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