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Paskaljevic, Goran 1947–

PASKALJEVIC, Goran 1947


PERSONAL


Born April 22, 1947, in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia; father, a journalist; mother, a history teacher; married; wife's name Christine; children: two sons. Education: Film Academy of Musical Arts, Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), graduated, 1971; studied film direction with Elmar Klos; also studied architecture.

Career: Director, writer, and producer. Director of documentaries and television plays in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.


Awards, Honors: Silver Medal, Belgrade Short Film and Documentary Festival, 1972, for Legenda o Lapotu; Gold Medals, Belgrade Short Film and Documentary Festival, 1973, for Deca, and 1974, for Potomak; Special Jury Prize and nomination for Golden Berlin Bear, both Berlin International Film Festival, 1976, Golden Arena Award and Critics' Prize, Pula Festival, and Yugoslavian film of the year award, all for Cuvar plaze u zimskom periodu; nomination for Golden Berlin Bear, 1978, for Pas koji je voleo vozove; Yugoslavian film of the year award, 1979, for Zemaljski dani teku; nomination for Golden Palm, Cannes Film Festival, 1980, Golden Arena Award, and Yugoslavian film of the year award, all for Poseban tretman; UNICEF grand prize, 1982, for Suton; grand prize and public prize in Orleans, France, and grand jury prize in Bastia, France, 1984, for Varljivo leto '68; prize from International Center of Films for Children and Young People, 1987, for Andjeo cuvar; OCIC Award from International Catholic Organization for Cinema and the Audiovisual, San Sebastian International Film Festival, 1990, for Vreme cuda; grand prize and CIFEJ Prize in Laon, France, public grand prize in San Francisco, CA, and critics' prize in Montpellier, France, all 1992, for Tango Argentina; nomination for Golden Spike, Valladolid International Film Festival, and Silver Olive award and public prize in Bastia, France, all 1995, for Someone Else's America; FIPRESCI Award, best film, Venice Film Festival, FIPRESCI Award, European Film Awards, Golden Orange Award, best film, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Golden Anchor Award, best film, Haifa International Film Festival, nomination for Golden Spike, and special mention, Flanders International Film Festival, all 1998, World Prism Award, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 1999, and nomination for Silver Ribbon, best director of a foreign film, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 2000, all for Bure baruta; Best Screenplay Award (with others) and nomination for Golden Spur, both Flanders International Film Festival, nomination for Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival, and nomination for Golden Spike, all 2001, nomination for Golden Dolphin, FestroiaTroia International Film Festival, 2002, and Jury Award, best feature film, Newport Beach Film Festival, 2003, all for How Harry Became a Tree; Bernhard Wicki Film Award, Munich Film Festival, 2002.


CREDITS


Film Director:

Pan Hrstka (short documentary; also known as Mr. Hrstka ), 1969.

Nekolik slov o lasce (short film; also known as A Few Words about Love ), 1970.

Kapetan Janko (short film; also known as Captain Janko ), 1974.

(With Vilko Bevc; and editor), Iz pobede u pobedu (also known as From Victory to Victory ), 1975.

Cuvar plaze u zimskom periodu (also known as The Beach Guard in Winter ), Center FRZ, 1976.

Pas koji je voleo vozove (also known as The Dog Who Liked Trains ), Yugoslav Film Releasing, 1978.

Sipad (short film; also known as The "Sipad " Committee ), 1979.

Zemaljski dani teku (also known as ... And the Days Are Passing and Earthy Days Are Flowing ), Yugoslav Film Releasing, 1980.

Poseban tretman (also known as Special Treatment ), International Home Cinema, 1982.

Suton (also known as Twilight Time ), MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1983.

Varljivo leto '68 (also known as The Deceptive Summer of '68, The Elusive Summer of '68, and The Illusory Summer of '68 ), 1984.

Someone Else's America (also known as L'Amerique des autres, Paradies, Brooklyn, and Tudja Amerika ), October Films, 1996.


Film Producer and Director:

Andjeo cuvar (also known as Guardian Angel ), JugoartSingidinum/Morava Film, 1987.

Tango Argentino, 1992.

Bure baruta (also known as Cabaret Balkan, The Powder Keg, and Baril de poudre ), Paramount, 1998.

How Harry Became a Tree (also known as Come Harry divenne un albero, Mon cher ennemi, and Il sogno di Harry ), Istituto Luce/Swift Distribution, 2001.


Television Director:

Legenda o Lapotu (documentary; also known as The Legend of Lapot ), Belgrade Television (Belgrade, Yugoslavia), 1972.

Deca (documentary; also known as Children ), Belgrade Television, 1973.

(And costume designer and production designer) Sluga (movie; also known as The Servant ), 1973.

(And art director) Potomak (movie; also known as The Descendant ), Belgrade Television, 1974.

Teret (documentary; also known as The Burden ), Belgrade Television, 1974.

(And producer) Vreme cuda (miniseries; also known as Time of Miracles ), 1990.


WRITINGS


Screenplays:

Pan Hrstka (short documentary; also known as Mr. Hrstka ), 1969.

Nekolik slov o lasce (short film; also known as A Few Words about Love ), 1970.

Deca (short film; also known as Children ), 1973.

Teret (short film; also known as The Burden ), 1974.

Kapetan Janko (short film; also known as Captain Janko ), 1974.

Cuvar plaze u zimskom periodu (also known as The Beach Guard in Winter ), Center FRZ, 1976.

Pas koji je voleo vozove (also known as The Dog Who Liked Trains ), Yugoslav Film Releasing, 1978.

Sipad (short film; also known as The "Sipad " Committee ), 1979.

Zemaljski dani teku (also known as ... And the Days Are Passing and Earthy Days are Flowing ), Yugoslav Film Releasing, 1980.

Poseban tretman (also known as Special Treatment ), International Home Cinema, 1982.

(With Filip David, Dan Tana, and Rowland Barber) Suton (also known as Twilight Time ), MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1983.

Varljivo leto '68 (also known as The Deceptive Summer of '68, The Elusive Summer of '68, and The Illusory Summer of '68 ), 1984.

Andjeo Cuvar (also known as Guardian Angel ), JugoartSingidinum/Morava Film, 1987.

(With others) Bure baruta (also known as Cabaret Balkan, The Powder Keg, and Baril de poudre; based on a play by Dejan Dukovski), Paramount, 1998.

(With Christine Gentet and Stephen Walsh) How Harry Became a Tree (also known as Come Harry divenne un albero, Mon cher ennemi, and Il sogno di Harry ), Istituto Luce/Swift Distribution, 2001.


Television Writing:

Legenda o Lapotu (also known as The Legend of Lapot ), 1972.

Sluga (movie; also known as The Servant ), 1973.

Potomak (movie; also known as The Descendant ), 1974.

(Coauthor) Vrema cuda (miniseries; also known as Time of Miracles ), 1990.


Other:

As a young man, Paskaljevic published a poetry collection.


OTHER SOURCES


Periodicals:

Premiere, June, 1999, p. 48.

UNESCO Courier, February, 2000, p. 46.


Electronic:

Goran Paskaljevic, http://www.paskaljevic.com, August 8, 2003.

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