Introduction by Vladimir Seput on Želimir Žilnik Films

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Introduction by Vladimir Seput on Želimir Žilnik Films

Description

Two early films of Želimir Žilnik are presented as part of the Non-Aligned exhibition which took place at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore from 4 April - 21 June 2020.

1. Early Works (Rani Radovi), Želimir Žilnik, 1969
35 mm transferred to digital file, b&w, sound, 58 min
19 - 31 May 2020

Winner of the Golden Berlin Bear Award at the 19th Berlin International Film Festival, Early Works (Ravi Radovi) recounts the story of youths who took part in the student demonstrations of June 1968 in Belgrade. Three young men and a girl, Yugoslava, set out to defy the petit-bourgeois routine of everyday life. Wanting to change the world and inspired by the writings of the young Karl Marx, they go to the country to persuade the peasants to fight for emancipation. They eventually get arrested. Frustrated at the failed revolution, the three young men decided to kill Yugoslava. They shoot her, cover her with party flag and burn her body. The smoke rising into the sky is the only thing that remains of the intended revolution.

2. Black Film (Cri Film), Želimir Žilnik, 1971
16 mm transferred to digital file, b&w, sound, 14 min
19 - 31 May 2020

The film chronicles Žilnik picking up a group of homeless men from the streets of Novi Sad and taking them to his home. Žilnik carries along a film camera to witness his efforts to "solve the problem of the homeless," while the group of homeless men enjoy themselves in his house. He speaks to social workers, members of the general public, and even engages with the policemen. However, they turn a blind eye to the "problem" at hand.

Date

2020

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Language

English

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Introduction by Vladimir Seput on Želimir Žilnik Films

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453513202

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Citation

“Introduction by Vladimir Seput on Želimir Žilnik Films,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 28, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3175.