Julian March (1946), the Film that has Never Reached the Cannes Film Festival

The Trieste Crisis coincided with the wave of establishment of film festivals across Europe. This means that the festival circuit quickly became an arena in which the struggle for cultural hegemony took place, and that the films about the conflict over the Northern Adriatic were not aimed only at local but also at international audiences. The documentary Julian March (1946) was the first Yugoslav film ever sent to the festivals abroad, namely to the Cannes film festival. However, it never reached the festival screens, as it was immediately rejected. Bearing in mind the Cold War perspective, this lecture will explore the reasons for this rejection. [more info > here]