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Petria's Wreath (1980)

Petrijin venac (original title)
This film takes place in a small mining town in Serbia, within a time span covering the prewar, war, and postwar period. "Petria's wreath" is a story about the tragic life of an illiterate ... See full summary »

Director:

Srdjan Karanovic

Writers:

Rajko Grlic (adaptation), Srdjan Karanovic (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mirjana Karanovic ... Petrija
Dragan Maksimovic Dragan Maksimovic ... Misa
Pavle Vuisic Pavle Vuisic ... Ljubisa (as Pavle Vujisic)
Marko Nikolic ... Dobrivoje
Olivera Markovic Olivera Markovic ... Vlajna Ana
Veljko Mandic Veljko Mandic ... Kamence
Ljiljana Krstic Ljiljana Krstic ... Vela Bugarka
Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic Milivoje 'Mica' Tomic ... Fotograf (as Mica Tomic)
Milos Zutic Milos Zutic ... Ing. Markovic
Rade Markovic ... Doktor Nikolic
Darinka Zivkovic Darinka Zivkovic ... Stara Petrija
Boro Stjepanovic Boro Stjepanovic ... Postar Stojan (as Borivoje Stjepanovic)
Josif Tatic Josif Tatic ... Stamen
Kamenko Mitic Kamenko Mitic ... Rudar I
Rastko Tadic Rastko Tadic ... Rudar II
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This film takes place in a small mining town in Serbia, within a time span covering the prewar, war, and postwar period. "Petria's wreath" is a story about the tragic life of an illiterate woman from village, about her life with three men she loved. Her life, torn between dreams and reality, is a life of suffering, loneliness, disappointment, hope and love. Written by nitorch

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

22 February 1980 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Petria's Wreath See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Centar Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In 1996, members of the Yugoslavian Board of the Academy of Film Art and Science (AFUN) voted this film the eighth best Serbian movie in 1947-1995 period. See more »

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Beautifully sad, yet comforting
5 August 2011 | by lilit_esenSee all my reviews

This movie is made by the book of the same title, written by Dragoslav Mihajlovic. The story is told from Petrija's point of view, as an old woman's tale. She tells us about her life, about the three men she loved ,about loneliness, sadness, loss, disappointment and hope, all symbolically presented as human endurance and victory over tragedies of life. It's a biopic that happens in a small mining village in Serbia, before, during and after the Second World War. Although a tragic story, it doesn't leave us bitter or sad. There is no Hollywood-type of happy ending, but in the end we learn something from a person who survived through all the troubles, and never felt sorry for herself or searched for the way out. Although Petrija is a simple woman, uneducated, living in patriarchal pre-war Serbia, she grows through the movie and in the end we hear the old wise woman speaking of life. It is a story that I could easily imagine being told by my grandmother. The language is beautifully archaic which makes this realistic story even more believable. Actors are superb! Role of Petrija - the title character - is delivered by incredible Mirjana Karanovic in her debut role on film! I don't have enough words of praise, she is absolutely fantastic! "Petrijin Venac" is a wonderful film that should be seen by everyone!


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