When history has a different script from the one in your films, who wouldn’t invent a country to fool themselves? The collapsing sets of Tito’s Hollywood of the East take us on a journey through the rise and fall of the illusion called Yugoslavia.
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Tito turns out to be a movie loving dictator, much else you don’t learn about him in this suspiciously nostalgic documentary. “Cinema Komunisto” shows the glorious past of Yugoslavian movie industry and also gives a glimpse to how (even well made) movies can be used as propaganda. I got the feeling that most of the Yugoslavian productions were war movies about partisans, but that most likely is not the truth.