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The Shutka Book of Records

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Year of participation 2006
Program Documentary Competition

The Shutka Book of Records
Producer(s) Aleksandar Manic
Director(s) Aleksandar Manic
Script Aleksandar Manic
Director of Photography Dominik Mishkovsky
Music by Varhan Bauer
Sound Juraj Zak
Edit Ivana Davidova
 

Synopsis

Shutka, nicknamed 'Happy Valley', is a small place in Macedonia where everyone wants to become a champion. It is a self-assured, self ruling Romany capital. Our personal guide in the film is none other than Dr Koljo (Severdzan Bajram), a character from Emir Kusturica's film Black Cat, White Cat. The encounter with the inhabitants of Shutka is made up of a combination of documentary material and acted personal stories, and also provides a picture of the lively social events that take place all year. The film maker combines colour and black & white shorts, short sequences of animation, photography and visual effects that are reminiscent of old documentaries. As a result, he manages to make a unique portrait of this unusual spot on the map and its happy inhabitants.

Awards
Golden Arena (Novi Sad FF, 2005); Audience Award (Pilsen International Documentary FF, 2005); Amnesty International Slovenia Award (Ljubljana IFF, 2005).

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