PLES V DEŽJU – DANCING IN THE RAIN (1961) Director: Boštjan Hladnik Script: Boštjan Hladnik, Dominik Smole Music: Bojan Adamič Cinematography: Janez Kališnik Cast: Duša Počkaj, Miha Baloh Rado Nakrst, Ali Raner, Jože Zupan In 1957 Boštjan Hladnik went to Paris to apprentice under the directors Claude Charbol, Philippe de Broca, and Robert Siodmak. He returned to Yugoslavia to find a country coming to grips with socialism under the rule of Tito, where cafes and city streets seemed dreary and depressing. In 1961 he released his debut film, PLES V DEŽJU, in response to his experience returning home. Hladnik was at the forefront of a wave of Yugoslavian films that socially critiqued the political climate in a movement that later became defined as the Yugoslav Black Wave. This period utilized…