Nastojanje (1982)

Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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As an artist struggles with his own partly submerged memories of traumas suffered during the war with Germany, he simultaneously works on a painting that consciously or not, is helping him to unravel some of those buried mysteries. His students in an academy admire him for values he feels are not yet his, and complicating his life are some family problems as well. Eventually, the artist faces a few traumas head-on: he watched a friend of his parents killed by Germans, and he and his family were shot at by partisans in a dramatic raid. As he paints and remembers, the "therapy" may end up producing something valuable out of the aftermath of war.



artist, trauma, war, war-atrocities