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Croatian cult classic “Tko pjeva zlo ne misli” restored and to screen online

"Tko pjeva zlo ne misli” (One Song a Day Takes a Mischief Away) to screen on youtube

(Croatian State Archives)

On Friday, 18th of June 2021, a Croatian cult comedy-drama classic will screen on the Croatian State Archives YouTube channel.  

From 8 p.m., you can reacquaint yourself with the Šafranek family via the digital version of a photochemical restored copy of the film “Tko pjeva zlo ne misli” (One Song a Day Takes a Mischief Away) with all of its virtues and flaws. 

The film achieved considerable critical and commercial success at the time of its release in 1970. Decades later, a poll of Croatian film critics found it to be the best Croatian film ever made.

The digitisation of the film performed in the Ater studio retained certain shortcomings inherent in the film strip. 

This projection should therefore be seen as a renewed experience of the film, while the next step, the digital restoration that will restore the brilliance of flawless image and sound, is still forthcoming. 

“Tko pjeva zlo ne misli” (One Song a Day Takes a Mischief Away) is a lively reconstruction of the Zagreb pre-war culture but it is also deeply immersed in the Central European mentality and tradition, and its characters and visions could be recognised in Berlin, Prague, Vienna or Budapest, which is especially evident in the occasional operetta approach of storytelling that is in the tradition of cinematography of the area.

The film will be available to watch on the YouTube channel of the Croatian State Archives from 18 June – 25 June. The link to the screening on YouTube is HERE

Director: Krešo Golik
Producer: Croatia film 1970
Cast: Relja Bašić, Mia Oremović, Mirjana Bohanec, Franjo Majetić, Tomislav Žganec, Vida Jerman. 
Scriptwriter: Krešo Golik (based on a novel by Vjekoslav Majer)
Director of Photography: Ivica Rajković 
Music composer: Živan Cvitković 
Editing: Katja Majer 
Scenography: Željko Senečić 
Costumes: Ljubica Wagner
New digitisation of a photochemically restored 35mm film copy thru the program  A Season of Classic Films: Studio Ater; Mirela Budimić and Mario Pulek

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