Zlin Festival showcasing unique treasure
In the late sixties and early seventies, East German, Czechoslovakian and Yugoslavian directors started making children’s films in an outspoken political context, subtly working within the system that at the same time they were questioning. Within the communist bloc, Enver Hoxha’s Albania was an isolated, self-sustaining entity. Even there, behind the country’s guarded frontiers, filmmakers were working on an oeuvre that was impactful for an entire generation. Specifically one artist made a series of young audience films that were as poetic as they were subversive.