Želimir Žilnik (Serbia)

Zelimir Zilnik was born in 1942 and lives in Novi Sad, Serbia. From the late '60s, his socially engaged films and documentaries in former Yugoslavia and his unique visual style earned him critical accolades, but also censorship in the '70s for his unflinching criticism of the government apparatus. Since the 1980s, he has been developing his unique docu-drama language, which he used throughout 1990s to reflect on political tensions in the Balkans. Since the 2000s, 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.

Filmography

  • 2015 Destinacija_Serbistan
    Documentary
  • 2013 Pirika na filmu
    Documentary
  • 2011 Jedna zena - jedan vek
    Documentary
  • 2009 Stara skola kapitalizma
  • 2007 Kenedi se zeni
  • 2005 Evropa preko plota
    Documentary
  • 2005 Gde je bio Kenedi 2 godine
    Documentary short
  • 2004 Kenedi se vraca kuci
    Documentary
  • 2000 Tvrdjava Evropa
  • 1998 Kud plovi ovaj brod
  • 1995 Dupe od mramora
  • 1993 Tito po drugi put medju srbima
    Documentary
  • 1989 Stara masina
    TV Movie
  • 1988 Tartif
    TV Movie
  • 1988 Brooklyn - Gusinje
    TV Movie
  • 1988 Tako se kalio celik
  • 1987 Vruce plate
    TV Series
  • 1986 Beograde, dobro jutro
    TV Movie
  • 1986 Lijepe zene prolaze kroz grad
  • 1986 Posrnule ovcice
    TV Movie
  • 1985 Sve zvezde
    Documentary short
  • 1984 Stanimir silazi u grad
    TV Movie
  • 1983 Druga generacija
  • 1982 Dragoljub i Bogdan
    TV Movie documentary
  • 1981 Vera i Erzika
    TV Movie
  • 1980 Istarski Italijani
    TV Movie
  • 1979 Sedam madarskih balada
    TV Movie
  • 1978 Placmajstori
    TV Short documentary
  • 1976 Abschied
  • 1976 Paradies
  • 1975 Öffentliche Hinrichtung
    Documentary short
  • 1975 Unter Denkmalschutz
    Short
  • 1973 Ustanak u Jasku
    Documentary short
  • 1972 Zene dolaze
  • 1971 Crni film
    Documentary short
  • 1969 Lipanjska gibanja
    Documentary short
  • 1969 Rani radovi
  • 1968 Nezaposleni ljudi
    Documentary short
  • 1967 Laku noc Snjuka
    Short
  • 1967 Pioniri maleni, mi samo vojska prava, svakog dana nicemo ko zelena trava
    Documentary short
  • 1967 Zurnal o omladini na selu zimi
    Documentary short

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