Godina was given almost limitless resources in the form of 20,000 troops, 60 tanks and 20 airplanes. Clearly the promised film would be some massive epic on the scale of Triumph of the Will, but the film ended being about “enjoying the summer fun.’
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Cinema's history is an incomplete story, endlessly dependent upon the possibilities of access to its components, films and filmmakers. For example, Karpo Godina, from the former Yugoslavia, less known than Makavejev and infinitely superior, by his spirit of experimental formal freedom that is still strongly actuating. Maybe this movie is his best, one of the sharpest experiences in depth of field I've ever seen.