The Master and Margarita

(IL MAESTRO E MARGHERITA)

Orig. MAJSTOR I MARGARITA

« Any power will always be violence against men. »

Mikhaïl Bulgakov

Production company: Dunav film, Beograd, 1972. Euro International Film S.p.A.Rome
Screenplay: Based on the novel by Mikhaïl Bulgakov. Aleksandar Petrović in collaboration Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani
Director: Aleksandar Petrović
Assistant director: Vladimir Basara, Nikola Lorencin
Set Desing: Vlastimir Gavrik
Cinematography: Nikola Majdak
Director of photography: Roberto Gerardi
Costumes: Divna Jovanović
Special effects: Dušan Vukotić
Artistic director: Nikola Rajić
Production: Arigo Colombo
Film editing: Mihailo Ilić
Music theme: Ennio Morricone
Choice of music: Aleksandar Petrović
Music: Bless us Bishop (Évêque bénit nous)
Man’s suffering (Russian folk song)
Russian tango (P. Leščenko) – Tango russe
Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Mimsy Farmer, Alain Cuny, Velimir Bata Živojinović, Pavle Vujisić, Fabijan Šovagović, Ljuba Tadić, Taško Načić, Danilo Bata Stojković, Fahro Konjhodzić, Zlatko Madunić, Radomir Reljić, Janez Vrhovec, Branka Veselinović, Eugen Verber, Šandor Medve, Vasa Pantelić, Aleksandar Đurić, Anela Gojkov, Eva Ras, Branislav Jerenić Branko Pleša

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Awards, honors, festivals:

  • 20 th  Pula Yugoslav Film Festival, 1972 – Golden Arena for Best Film (zlatna arena), Golden Arena for Best Director (zlatna arena), Golden Arena for Best Set Design:(zlatna arena), Price of Pula Gold Door (zlatna vrata Pule) for Best Film, Golden Arena for Best Actor (zlatna arena)
  • 33 rd  Venice Film Festival, August 1972 – Leone d’argento, Prix CIDALC for Best Screen Interpretation of a Literary piece, Placa d’oro San Marco
  • 8 th Chicago International Film Festival, november 1972 – Silver Hugo
  • Cartagena International Film Festival, Cartagena, Tunisia, october 1972
  • International Film Festival, Denia Spain, november 1972
  • International Film Festival, Los Angeles, november 1972
  • 26 th  Cannes Film Festival, 1973 (out of competition)
  • Vienale 73, Vienna 1973
  • Mini Festival in Rouen, France, october 1973
  • Meeting with cinema Niš, Yugoslavia, 1973
  • Art films in Pau, France 1974 – Grande Médaille « Edelweiss d’Argent » de la Ville de Pau, Grande Médaille d’Argent Henri IV de la Ville de Pau
  • Grand Prix Cinéma 73-74 “ELLE”.
  • Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, Yugoslav Cinema, 1986
  • 9 th Istanbul International Film Festival, (Yugoslav Films program), 1990
  • Documentary Film Festival of Rennes, November (Programme spécial) 1992
  • Serbian Film Festival, Paris-Normandie, 2006
  • Europe around Europe Festival, Paris 2010
  • Cinema City, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2009 – Homage to national auteur Aleksandar Sacha Petrović
  • Film review, Banja Koviljača, Serbia 2016

Press Excerpts:

  • « Not to be missed» The Pierre Bouteiller editorial RADIO FRANCE CULTURE
  • «… A delicious treat of ironic comedy.» INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
  • « The Master and Margarita is a movie of exceptional beauty…» DIE PRESS
  • «…A grand movie. » DIE WELT.
  • « A masterpiece»" DIE TAT (ZURICH).
  • « A masterpiece » TV-RADIO ZEITUNG.
  • « A masterpiece » LUZERNER NACHRICHTEN.

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