The Seventh Continent (1966 film)

The Seventh Continent (Croatian: Sedmi kontinent) is a 1966 Yugoslav and Czechoslovakian co-production film directed by Dušan Vukotić.

The Seventh Continent
Directed byDušan Vukotić
Written byIvanka Guloznic
Produced bySidney Glazier
StarringDemeter Bitenc
CinematographyKarol Krška[1]
Edited byLida Braniš[1]
Production
companies
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Release date
  • 12 July 1966 (1966-07-12)[1]
Running time
84 minutes
CountryYugoslavia
LanguageCroatian

PlotEdit

A group of children discovers a new continent, not inhabited by adults. Soon, thousands of children of all races begin to abandon their parents and arrive at the new continent, forming a friendly and joyous society, where everyone is equal. Their parents realize children are going missing all over the world and begin to look for them, but are unaware of the existence of the seventh continent...[1][2]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was shot in Ulcinj, Montenegro. A number of children of foreign diplomats serving in Yugoslavia were cast in the film. Abdoulaye Seck, playing the role of the Black Boy, was the son of a Senegalese diplomat stationed in Belgrade.[2]

Themes and receptionEdit

Croatian film critic Nenad Polimac described the film as a "benign fairytale-like fantasy with a moral".[3] The Croatian Film Association database of Croatian cinema notes the film's criticism of the modern civilization and its mechanisms of repression, as well as its poetic visuals, but also its ultimately excessive idealization of the children's world, stereotypically contrasted with the world of grown-ups.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sedmi kontinent". Baza HR kinematografije (in Croatian). Croatian Film Association. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Sedmi kontinent". Plavi vjesnik (in Croatian). 1966. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  3. ^ Polimac, Nenad (22 August 2020). "Nakon 5 mjeseci evo me opet u kinu, jedna stvar me posebno zaprepastila". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 22 August 2020.

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