The Road a Year Long
The Road a Year Long (, ) is a 1958 film directed by Giuseppe De Santis. A Yugoslavian-Italian co-production, it was Yugoslavia's first ever submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the award at the 31st Academy Awards in April 1959. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. For his performance Massimo Girotti was awarded best actor at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Emil Kozma (Bert Sotlar), a peasant from an isolated mountain village, starts building a road to a nearby town. Over time, other villagers join the endeavor, believing the construction is state-sponsored. Ultimately, they discover Kozma started the works on his own initiative and without a permit, but it is already too late to stop the project...
|author||Elio Petri Gianni Puccini Giuseppe De Santis Mario Socrate Maurizio Ferrara Tonino Guerra|
|director||Giuseppe De Santis|
|keywords||bert sotlar build end isolated mountain village|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film|