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‘Cinema Komunisto’ tells the story of Tito’s movie obsession; director visiting Cleveland Museum of Art

(John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer) The strongman by definition is the leader who rules through force and fear.

But who wants to be known as a brute? Even Kim Jong Il is a noted film buff and an aesthete who keeps tabs on the fashion world.

When it comes to Epicurean strongmen, few rival Josip Broz Tito.

The Marshal of Yugoslavia ruled — or as it’s been often said, “he kept Yugoslavia together” — from the end of World War II to his death in 1980. He navigated between East and West, leading a foreign policy of neutrality. He chartered a new path for socialism.

And he loved movies, as “Cinema Komunisto” reveals. Mila Turajlic’s documentary focuses on the Yugoslav strongman’s obsession with film.

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