Thursday, April 7, 2016
702 Hamilton Hall
Please join the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture at Columbia University's East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a screening of the film Karpotrotter (2013), followed by a Q & A with director Matjaž Ivanišin.
It was about 1970, at the peak of the Yugoslavian "Black Wave" when the young filmmaker Karpo Godina decided to travel with his camera through the flat hinterland of Vojvodina. As village was linked to the village, an unusual road movie emerged. The multi-ethnic character of the region was translated into a wide variety of faces, languages and customs. The title: Imam jednu kucu (I Have a House).
Unfortunately, as time passed, only a few fragments of this original film were preserved. Forty years later, another camera makes the same journey, putting together and imagining the travels of the young K. G.
Festivals – official selection and Awards
The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014
The Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 2014
IndieLisboa, Lisbon, 2014
Slovenian Film Festival, Portorož, 2013 (Award for best screenplay)
Zagreb Film Festival, 2014 (Award for best documentary)
MedFilm Festival, Rome, 2014 (Jury special mention)
Matjaž Ivanišin was born in Maribor in 1981. In 2000, he entered the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana to study Film and TV directing. Since his graduation in 2007, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker. His works include Che Sara (2002), Quick view (2005), My Little Sweethearts (2006), Šentilj-Spielfeld, A Border Crossing that once was (2009), Karpotrotter (2013), and Little Houses (2014)