Documentary film on Ponterosso

Slavenka Drakulić participated in the making of documentary film on the famous Italian square Ponterosso in Trieste , directed by Alessio Bozzer.

Movie description: From end of ’50 the Piazza Ponterosso in the center of Trieste became for all the citizens of Yugoslavia a myth, a favorite destination for shopping. During the ’70 and the ’80 the object that symbolized this myth is the blue jeans. During those years millions of Slavs came to Trieste at least once or twice in a year. In the ’90 with war in Yugoslavia it all came to a halt. The film is a mosaic of stories and testimonies, from both sides of the border, that tries to recall those fabulous years.

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You can watch the trailer here.

Aufbau Verlag recommends “Dora und der Minotaurus” as a present

One of the books recommended by the German publisher Aufbau Verlag as an ideal Christmas present is the novel Dora und der Minotaurus!

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More in German can be read here.