Archive Cinema City 2016.

Half a Century of Disco

Pola stoljeća diska

Genre: Documentary
Country: Croatia
Year: 2015
Duration: 115'

Director: Zvonimir Rumboldt
Scenario: Toni Faver

Cast: Ana Majhenić (narator)

Programme selection: Planet Rock


Pola stoljeća diska follows the development of disco culture, from the most popular disco clubs in Zagreb to those less known disco club initiatives in Split, Rijeka and Jelsa on the island of Hvar. Supported by excellent interviewees, engaging visuals, plenty of archival material and a well-structured story, Rumboldt tells a story of the very idea of disco clubs and their development, in Croatia, but also in Paris. At the very end, accompanied by one of the founders of disco culture in Croatia, a Pero Francuz from Jelsa, who worked as a photo model in Paris, we travel to Paris to find the first disco club in the world, thus concluding the story about those places.

Zvonimir Rumboldt was born in Split in 1969. From 1987 to 1994 he studied medicine in Zagreb and Padua (Italy). After completing the mandatory military service, in 2003 he entered the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb (Department of Film and TV Directing) in 1996. He graduated in 2006. He was a moderator and lecturer at the workshop for children’s animated films entitled Mala filmska škola profesora Baltazara, i.e. Pustolovni laboratorij profesora Baltazara, a part of the Pula Film Festival program. He has been teaching Gluma pred kamerom (Acting in front of the camera) as a teaching assistant from 2006 at the Academy of Dramatic Art, the University of Zagreb. He wrote a handbook for university students entitled Gluma pred kamerom – priručnik za studente glume i filmske i TV režije in 2014, and produced the following audio/ video programs: Punk Rock City at the club Močvara in 2002, Kabinet doktora Punkensteina at Kino Mosor in 2010, Tko pjeva Zvone misli and Pod starim krovovima in 2013.

Original language: Croatian
Subtitle: English