Ciguli Miguli

  • Branko Marjanović
  • SFRJ - Croatia
  • 1952
  • 104'

The first Croatian film to be banned as anti-socialist is a charming and picturesque musical comedy directed by Branko Marjanović and written by Joža Horvat. It was first screened a quarter of a century after its creation, but it didn’t get regular screenings until the fall of the regime in 1989. This satire follows a Communist Party functionary who arrives in a provincial town in order to reform its cultural life, which he considers inadequate, and he dispenses with its five musical societies. The film mocks both blind bureaucracy and small-town mentality, siding only with the youth as the only hope for the future.

Branko Marjanović

(1909 – 1996) Editor of the first Croatian feature film, Lisinski (1942). His films The Flag (1949), Ciguli Miguli (1952), and The Siege (1956) received very mixed reception by the audience. He was a renowned Croatian documentarist: Posljednji zavičaj (1959), Priča o glavatici (1960), and series Mala čuda velike prirode (1971-74).

Ciguli Miguli

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Joža Horvat
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