Tito & Me DVD
Tito & MeDVD
Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1954. Pudgy ten-year old Zoran lives with his extended family in a small apartment and he's got big dreams - to stand beside the gangly 12-year old orphan, Jasna, for the rest of his days. She's not exactly sold, and is far more interested in her upcoming participation in the March around Tito's Homeland, an adventure awarded to the top schoolchildren in Yugoslavia. Walking alongside her in the march would be a convergence of all his loves, since he spends most of his days daydreaming about fictional encounters with Dictator Marshall Tito. He writes an overwrought, worshipful poem to Tito and wins a spot on the march, but the outing brings disappointments: rainy nights, an itchy rash and spurned love. By it's end he's learned some of life's most important lessons - the value of true friendship and the love of home and family. Tito and Me is the last feature film made in the former Yugoslavia before war decimated the country. In fact, shooting for the film began two days into the war. Despite the bombing, director Goran Marcovic continued filming with the enthusiastic support of cast and crew. By it's very emergence from the destruction of war, Tito and Me is a bold triumph of art over politics.