It Rains in my Village

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In a Vojvodinian village, the owner of a café is in conflict with a hog dealer. In order to get revenge, the owner and his friends persuade the half-drunk hog dealer to marry the village jester. In the meantime, a young teacher comes to town and the hog dealer falls in love with her. Thinking his wife now bothers him, he decides to murder her...

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Direction: Aleksandar Petrović
Script: Aleksandar Petrović
Cinematography: Alain Levent, Djordje Nikolić
Editing: Katarina Stojanović
Sound: Vladimir Stanković
Actors: Annie Girardot, Ivan Paluch, Eva Ras, Mija Aleksić, Dragomir Bojanić-Gidra
Production: Avala Film, Les Productions Artistes Associés
Producers: Georges Laurent
Costumes: Mira Cohadzic
Sets: Veljko Despotović
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Yugoslavia, France
Production Year: 1968
Duration: 76΄
Contact: Delta Video
Awards/Distinctions: Bronze Medal for Best Direction – Pula FF 1969

Aleksandar Petrović

Aleksandar Petrović was born in Paris on January 14th, 1929. His parents, Dragomir and Anka, studied in France after World War I. The Petrović family moved back to Belgrade in 1930. In 1947, Petrović went to the Academy of Film in Prague (FAMU), but for political reasons, returned to Belgrade in 1948. He then started working as an assistant director and film and art critic, and continued his studies in art history. His first short film Flight Above the Marshes represented Yugoslavia for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in 1957. In 1961, his only son Dragan was born and suffered from encephalitis which left him handicapped for the rest of his short life. In 1966, Petrović’s third feature film Three was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. In 1967, I Even Met Happy Gypsies received the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Petrović was one of the first intellectuals to oppose Slobodan Milosevic and took a strong stance against nationalism and war until his death. In 1987, Petrović finished shooting his final film, Migrations, starring Isabelle Huppert and Richard Berry. Aleksandar Petrović died in Paris on August 20th, 1994, before seeing the Migrations premiere.


1955 Shoulder by Shoulder (short doc)
1956-1957 Flight Over the Marshes (short)
1957 Petar Dobrović (short)
1958 The Only Exit
1958 The Roads (short)
1960 The War on War (short)
1961 And Love Has Vanished
1963 Days
1964 Record (short)
1965 Assemblies (short)
1965 Three
1967 I Even Met Happy Gypsies
1968 It Rains in My Village
1972 The Master and Margarita
1977 Group Portrait with Lady
1989 Migrations – The Most Glorious of Wars