FROM THE HISTORY OF CROATIAN CINEMA
Poetization of the narrative discourse: Zvonimir Berković’s Rondo
After presenting the reviews of Zvonimir Berković’s Rondo by the critics and film scholars (texts by I. Škrabalo, D. Goulding, K. Eberhard, B. Kragić, D. Radić, T. Šakić and others), the author analyzes this film, one of the most appreciated works of Croatian cinema (although not that well received by the audience), in accordance with the typology of film narration by Croatian film theorists Hrvoje Turković. Poetic elements and their identification in the film contribute greatly to the detection of deeper layers of complex relations between three people. Special attention is dedicated to rhythm and tempo as film categories well harmonized with the music component of the film which declares itself, already with the title, as a piece of work that will thematize music, but also, as viewers find out, as a piece of work in which music is the basic structural principle. However, this is a complex film in which also the image composition, as well as relations between light and shadow (cinematography by legendary Tomislav Pinter), are used to characterize characters and motivate their behaviour. In this paper special attention is dedicated to narrative, or rather narratological, categories.