About Manja Topalović

Manja Topalović was born in Belgrade, where she obtained her bachelor's degree in general literature with a focus on theory from the University of Belgrade in 2019. Following her undergraduate studies, she pursued master's studies in literature and writing, completing two master's degrees, one in France at UVSQ and the other in Serbia.

YuMex Craze: How Mexican Film Won Over Yugoslavia

During the 1950s, Yugoslavia and Mexico developed a surprising bond despite having no common language, border, or culture. This unlikely friendship would become known as the Yu-Mex craze, which refers to the Yugoslav fascination with Mexican culture. This cultural craze was a significant cultural phenomenon in Tito’s Yugoslavia, and it grew in popularity in the following decades.

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