Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs


Reviewed by: Andrew Robertson

Yugoslavia, the 1970s - he is a soldier, a good Communist, a racist and a bully too. She is a dutiful housewife and a secret Catholic. Today is Easter - today is a day like any other day - today is still Easter.

She and the children celebrate, Easter Eggs are hidden, then hidden again when he comes home unexpectedly. Not without drama, not without charm, this is a touching little piece of rebellion and acceptance. There are some great moments; the mother's little smile when she explains to her son that "It's not Tito, it's Jesus" is a particular highlight. Also the staging - the lighting of scenes with and without the father is perfect. There are opportunities for symbolism aplenty.

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All the performances are good, Slobodan Karajlovic's direction confident, his writing with Jelena Svilar seems note-perfect. Told from a child's point of view, this is a story that is at once simple and full of import - a real treat.

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2012
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A mother and her children enjoy a spectacular Easter celebration in the shadow of Communism.

Director: Slobodan Karajlovic

Writer: Slobodan Karajlovic, Jelena Svilar

Starring: Nikola Crcek, Jelena Kordic, Ana Ljubicic, Frano Maskovic

Year: 2010

Runtime: 15 minutes

Country: Croatia


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