A simple story of an ex-convict who comes home after 10 years, only to find two squatters in the form of a woman and her autistic daughter. Though Lazar initially plans to kick out Jasna ...
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September 1945. The village school was burned down in a fire and the new communist authorities get into the church, hanging the flag of the Communist Party and overpaint frescoes. But, frescoes each time miraculously returned.
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A simple story of an ex-convict who comes home after 10 years, only to find two squatters in the form of a woman and her autistic daughter. Though Lazar initially plans to kick out Jasna and Jovana, he changes his mind after seeing the squalid conditions of the shelter they are to move into. It is an allegory of the Balkan wars. When first released in Serbia, it caused some public outrage because of the sharp criticism of Serbia's role in the war.
"A Midwinter Nights Dream" establishes a relation between autism and being in war, especially in respect to a mindset of killing or living in (post-)war situations, where handicapped self-reflection is common, due to brutal complexity of daily life. The film offers with its brilliant vision a confronting and honest understanding in the essence and motivation of possibly any war.
But to interpret the story as an attempt to insult the autist, might be rather twisted, limited and an example in this sense. I'm sorry, don't take it personally.
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