Retrospektiva – Karpo Godina

In collaboration with Kinoteka, BEAST presents a Karpo Godina retrospective

The Yugoslav director infused the radical “Black Wave” of the 1960s with an irrepressible expressive freedom—squarely targeted against all forms of repression—and thrived long after the end of Titoism and the breakup of Yugoslavia in civil war. In his career, the half-Slovenian, half-Macedonian filmmaker has brought a playfully anarchical spirit to the poetics and politics of film, moving breathlessly between fiction and nonfiction in his avant-garde short films of the 1960s and ’70s.

This programme is a selection of the renowned director’s short films from the 60s and 70s:

A.P. (Anno Passato) | 1966
Game/Wildlife | 1965
Dog | 1965
Litany of Happy People | 1971
On the Art of Love or a Film with 14441 Frames | 1972
I miss Sonja Henie | 1971
The Making of Sonja Henie | 1972
Fried Brains of Pupilija Ferkeverk | 1970

Karpo Godina was born in Skopje, North Macedonia in 1943. In the sixties he studied film, TV radio and theater direction at the Ljubljana Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, where he later on taught as professor of film directing and camera.
As a director, his feature films were presented at almost all major film festivals world-wide: Cannes, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Sidney, Melbourne, Toronto, Edinburgh, Istanbul, San Francisco, Rotterdam, Strasbourg and many others. Karpo Godina also directed theater plays and operas.
In the year 2006 he got the Prešeren’s award for life work, the highest national award in the field of arts and culture. In the year 2011 he got the appellation Professor Emeritus of the University of Ljubljana.