Lipanjska gibanja

Lipanjska gibanja

June Turmoil

Želimir Žilnik, Yugoslavia, 196816mm, B&W, 10'

The film speaks of 1969 student demonstrations in Belgrade and of the critical quality, enthusiasm and discipline of this form of protest. It was the most powerful public criticism of ‘’red bourgeoisie’’ – members of communist apparatus, who suppressed creativity and affirmation of new generations throughout the Eastern Block.

04 August, Kino Lumbardhi, 16:00

Želimir Žilnik Retrospective

Director: Želimir Žilnik
Producer: Neoplanta film, Novi Sad
Cinematographer: Dusan Ninkov
Editor: Miodrag Petrovic – Sarlo
Sound: Bogdan Tirnanic, Branko Vucicevic

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.


Želimir Žilnik
Njegoseva 16/17, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

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