STUDIES AND RESEARCH
Durmitor — An Important Film In the History of Croatian Cinema
A professor from Belgrade, Dejan Kosanović,
a well-known South-Eastern European film historian, has
discovered an early Croatian ethnographic film about an
ethnographic expedition to the Montenegrin Mountain Durmitor.
It is a silent film, shot in black and white, on 35mm film,
and probably the only existing print has five reels and
1. 565 meter in length. The film was originally screened
accompanied by the music from the record player; however,
it is not known what sort of music was played.
shot in the summer of 1930, but it was finished and screened
in 1932. The expedition was planned by Mr and Mrs Gušić,
dr. Branimir Gušić (1907-1975) was probably the author
of the film, although Karl Koranek-Lumenstein from Vienna
figured as the director in the credits. The film follows
the expedition, portraying the places they passed or visited
on the way, and people they met. The paper gives a detailed
description of the film, its features, and the circumstances
in which it was made.