IVO ŠKRABALO (1934–2011)
Ivo Škrabalo’s light goading (his short films)
Ivo Škrabalo is the author of a not so rich short-length opus. Apart from the renowned Straw-girls (1971), some of his best known films include the documentaries A Guide to Trieste (1969) and Where does the Motorway Go to? (1969). Škrabalo’s films are dominated by the humorous and conversationalist, very often also more sharply satirical approach, which he used to provoke, at times more aggressively, the social and political system, as well as the desire to rhythmically shape his work in a dynamic fashion, first of all through visual and auditive (gradual) repetitiveness. There are some exceptions to these rules, one of the largest being Škrabalo’s most recent film Straw-girls, a slow-paced, intimate, contemplative film on art.