Film "Plastic Jesus"
The film was Stojanović’s graduate final project at the Academy for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television with the state-owned „Centar FRZ” producing the work. While being prepared for cinema and festival screenings, it received the attention of censors in 1972. As a consequence, the movie was banned before any public screening and led to Stojanović being brought to trial. The film remained banned until the end of 1990 in Yugoslavia, when it was eventually screened in Belgrade for the first time for a total of four months. In 1991, “Plastic Jesus” received the FIPRESCI award at the Montreal film festival. At present, in ex-Yugoslav societies the work is not well known although Stojanović is not alarmed by this, rather seeing the importance of the movie as much greater outside of ex-Yugoslavia. He screened the film several times at foreign, primarily American universities (Columbia and Stanford), where he also has held lectures. The movie was screened in the MoMA for seven days in 2016. For this occassion, the Yugoslav Film Archive produced a remasterd version.
Jugoslovenska Kinoteka, Beograd Uzun Mirkova, Serbia
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