Tito Among the Serbs for the Second Time

Zelimir Zilnik

32ยบ Festival

Focus and Retrospectives

Zelimir Zilnik

Length: 43min

Country: Yugoslavia


D: Zelimir Zilnik 
F: Miodrag Milosevic 
E: Dara Arsenov 
S: Zoran Prodanovic 
I: Dragoljub Ljubicic, Milan Pavlovic


Sarita Matijevic 
E zilnik@hotmail.com

Belgrade, 1994. An actor dressed in Marshal Tito’s uniform walks the streets and talks to the people, who engage in frank and heated discussions with their former leader. "I wanted to confront people with their past. The past disappears, it is never rationally appraised. It becomes a big black hole, a taboo, a gap in our identity. And taboos lead to repression and the savagery in Bosnia.”

Zelimir Zilnik
Zelimir Zilnik

He was born in 1942, and is based 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. Low budget filmmaking and challenging political themes mark Zilnik’s prolific career that includes over 50 feature and documentary films and shorts.


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