Želimir Žilnik: Early Works (1969) - Film screening and public talk

Želimir Žilnik: EARLY WORKS (1969) - Film screening and public talk

September 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Želimir Žilnik: EARLY WORKS (1969)
Film screening with English subtitles and public talk in English, moderated by Oksana Sarkisova

Galeria Centralis
Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32.

In an allegoric manner “Early Works” recounts a story of young people who took part in the student demonstrations in June 1968 in Belgrade. Three young men and a girl, Yugoslava, defy the petit-bourgeois routine of everyday life. Wishing to “change the world”, and inspired by the writings of young Karl Marx, they go to the country and to factories to “wake up people’s consciousness”, to encourage them in their fight for emancipation and life worth living. Being in field, they face primitivism and squalor, but they show their own limits, weaknesses, incapacity and jealousy. They get arrested. Frustrated because the planned revolution has not been realised, the three young men decide to eliminate Yugoslava, who is the witness of their impotence. They shoot her, cover her with the party flag, burn her body and a dark pillar of smoke going up into the sky is the only thing that remains of the intended revolution.

Directed by: Želimir Žilnik
Written by: Želimir Žilnik, Branko Vučićević
Additional dialogs: Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
Camera and editing by: Karpo Aćimović Godina
Cast: Milja Vujanović, Bogdan Tirnanić, Čedomir Radović, Marko Nikolić, Slobodan Aligrudić
Production: Avala Film, Beograd, Neoplanta film, Novi Sad

Blinken OSA / Galeria Centralis - 1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32.