Book and DVD "FOR THE IDEA - AGAINST THE STATUS QUO" about the work of ŽELIMIR ŽILNIK IN DOKUKIN CROATIA, Zagreb, December 4th, 5 pm


Premiere promotion of the book and DVD Roma about director Želimir Žilnik in Dokukin Croatia on December 4 at 5 pm / special screenings of short documentaries from the '60s and '70s, films "Fortress Europe", "Kenedi Goes Back Home" and "Kenedi, Lost and Found "/ Conversation with the author after the screenings //

In Zagreb's Dokukin Croatia, on Friday, December 4, 2009, at 5:00 PM, there will be a promotion of the new book and DVD Roma 'For an idea - against the situation', analysis and systematization of the artistic work of the legendary Novi Sad black wave director Želimir Žilnik. for new media On Friday, from 19.00 and 21.00, we will continue with screenings of films from different periods of Žilnik's work, after which an interview with the director will be held.

And throughout the weekend in Dokukin Croatia, we continue with screenings of Žilnik's films. The program includes short documentaries from the very beginning of the director's work, from 1967 to 1973, the award-winning documentary Fortress Europe from 2000, and two of the three parts of the Kennedy trilogy Kenedi Goes Back Home and Kenedi, Lost and Found. . Namely, this is the part of the trilogy that belongs more to the documentary than to the feature genre.

‘The backbone of the book is a series of essays by contemporary film theorists and art critics such as Pavle Levi, Branislav Dimitrijević or Marina Gržinić, interviews with Žilnik as well as the author’s own review of his films. The "accompanying" activity of collecting newspaper articles about his film and activist work, video and photographic documentation on the methodology of his work, and rare archival material enabled monitoring the "relationship" of institutions, public opinion, political and cultural establishment towards Žilnik's work (and beyond) at the moment. created, and collected and published in one place, this material enables ambiguous contextualization and reading of Žilnik's filmography today ', says the editor of this edition Branka Ćurčić.

The DVD edition contains more than 500 documents and newspaper articles, more than a hundred rarely or never seen photos from filming, and video clips from almost all of Žilnik's feature and documentary works, of which there are more than forty.

The promotion will be attended by the editor of the book and DVD Roma, Branka Ćurčić, producer and co-editor Sarita Matijević, and the author himself, Želimir Žilnik.

Admission to the promotion is free, and for film screenings, it is 20 kn. Tickets can be booked at



* 17.00 h
Presentation of the book and DVD of the novel ‘For an idea - against the situation’.
Guests: Branka Ćurčić, editor of the publication, Sarita Matijević, producer and co-editor of the publication and Želimir Žilnik, director.
* 19.00 h
Screening of short documentaries by Želimir Žilnik from the late '60s and early '70s.

1. Newsreel on Village Youth, in Winter, 1967, 15 ’
2. The Unemployed, 1968, 13 ’
3. Black Film, 1971, 14 ’
4. June Turmoil, 1969, 10 ’
5. Little Pioneers, 1968, 18 ’
6. Uprising in Jazak, 1973, 18 ’
a conversation with the author after the film!
* 21.00 h

* Fortress Europe, r. Želimir Žilnik, 2000, 80 ’
with a conversation with the author after the film!


* 19.00 h
Kenedi Goes Back Home, r. Želimir Žilnik, 2003, 75 ’
+ Kenedi, Lost and Found, r. Želimir Žilnik, 2005, 26 ’


* 21.00 h
Screening of short documentaries by Želimir Žilnik from the late '60s and early '70s.