For Ella

FR Yugoslavia, 1997, 10 min, Beta video

written and directed by: Želimir Žilnik
camera: Dušan Ninkov
edited by: Aleksandar Komnenović
music: Peđa Vranešević

production: Terra film, Novi Sad

Jovica, an old jazz pianist hears of Ella Fitzgerald unexpected death. He is desperate; he plays the piano all night long and cries. His wife threatens that she will throw him out of the house unless he throws the piano out of the house. Unwillingly, Jovica finds people who will carry the piano out. They do it carelessly and Jovica has to fight them to protect the piano. Insulted, the people leave both Jovica and the piano in the middle of the street in the rain...