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Europe Next Door

Želimir Žilnik , Serbia, 200535mm, Colour, 61'

The film follows the effects of the Schengen Agreement on the Hungarian-Serbian border over a period from summer 2004 to spring 2005. In the form of a docudrama, he gives local merchants and farmers an opportunity to talk about their experiences and to show they live and work.

02 August, Shtëpia e Kulturës, 14:00

Europe Next Door

Director: Želimir Žilnik
Producer: Marko Cvejić
Cinematographer: Miša Milošević, Jovan Milinov
Editor: Marin Malešević
Sound: Marko Cvejić

Director's Biography

Born in 1942, based in Novi Sad, Serbia, his socially engaged films and documentaries in former Yugoslavia earned him critical accolades in the late 60s (“The Unemployed” 1968, Best Documentary at the Oberhausen festival, 1968; “Early Works”1969, Best Film at Berlin Film Festival), but also censorship in the 70s for his unflinching criticism of the government apparatus.
Low budget filmmaking and challenging political themes mark Žilnik’s prolific career that includes over 50 feature and documentary films and shorts. His power to observe and unleash compelling narratives out of the lives of ordinary people is the common thread throughout his documentary and docudrama work. More recently, his focus has shifted beyond the divided Balkans to question its relationship with the tightening controls of European borders, delving into the heart of issues of refugees and migrants.


Terra film
Futoška 66, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

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