Screening of Farewell Until the Next War | Complexities of Resistance: Partisan Films from Eastern Europe and the Balkans Film Series

Event time: 
Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Humanities Quadrangle (HQ), L02 See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Complexities of Resistance: Partisan Films from Eastern Europe and the Balkans Film Series presents a film screening of FAREWELL UNTIL THE NEXT WAR (Nasvidenje v Naslednji Vojni)
SR Slovenia, 1980. 117 minutes. DCP. Slovenian Film Archive, Ljubljana.
Directed by Živojin Pavlović

on Thursday, March 30, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Humanities Quadrangle, Screening Room L02
320 York Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Free and open to the public | All films will be shown with English subtitles

Continuing the demythologizing of the Yugoslav partisan struggle that he began three years earlier with Manhunt (shown in the fall segment of our series), with this stunningly shot work Pavlović created what is probably the most bitter and most controversial of all partisan films. Farewell Until the Next War filters its representation of conflict through the interwoven memories of a former German soldier and a former Yugoslav partisan who meet while on holiday in Spain.

Sponsors:
Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund; Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program; European Studies Council; Whitney Humanities Center; Yale Film Archive; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; and Film and Media Studies Program

About the Film Series: In the aftermath of World War II, several European states started reconstructing and reimagining their identities and recent histories by producing a vast number of films that celebrated and commemorated their guerrilla struggles against fascism. These films ranged in scope and ambition from intimate psychological dramas to overblown military spectacles, from elegiac recollections to pure pulp fiction. Similar to Hollywood westerns, partisan films were the defining genre of the socialist film industry for a significant period. Moreover, in the late 60s and early 70s, both genres reinvented themselves and underwent a political revision that ended their respective “classical periods.” Despite being hugely successful in their domestic markets and often cinematically accomplished, many examples of the partisan films never traveled abroad, and most film prints today remain locked up and in dire need of preservation in various national film archives. Aside from a handful of canonical works, the majority of films we will screen have never been shown in the U.S.