Stara skola kapitalizma
Stara skola kapitalizma
Stara skola kapitalizma
Cinematography: THE SPIRIT OF SOLIDARITY

Stara škola kapitalizma

The Old School of Capitalism
Želimir Žilnik
Serbia 2009
122min
OV w/ EN subtitles

“Vice President Biden and I have agreed that we now have an opportunity to establish a completely new level of communication between our two countries,” said Serbian president Boris Tadic in 2009, which was around the same time at which Želimir Žilnik once again refused to listen to political ideas without looking at their consequences. His camera captures the complexities of economic systems but also participates in attacking them. Starting from worker-shareholder protests in Zrenjanin and Belgrade, Žilnik has characters play themselves while he films their dialogues and actions with three cameras simultaneously. The results are heated, direct-cinema debates between the diferent parties, a sometimes hilarious community theatre feeling (such as when the workers attack the employer with football helmets) underlaid by an urgent interest in what is happening in the here and now. When the camera mingles with protesters in the streets and listens to their ideas, we can feel that Žilnik believes in cinema’s capacity to give a voice to the people. Cinema thus becomes a place of real democracy for once. (Patrick Holzapfel)

In the presence of Želimir Žilnik and Sarita Matijevic (producer). 

Želimir Žilnik: NEWSREEL ON VILLAGE YOUTH, IN WINTER (1967, K), THE UN- EMPLOYED (1968, K), JUNE TURMOIL (1969, K), BLACK FILM (1971, K), THE WOMEN ARE COMING (1972), VERA AND ERŽIKA (1981), THE FIRST TRIMESTER OF PAVLE HROMIŠ (1983), STANIMIR DESCENDING (1984), THE SECOND GENERATION (1984), GOOD MORNING BELGRADE (1985), MARBLE ASS (1995), KENEDI GOES BACK HOME (2003), EUROPE NEXT DOOR (2005), OUR MAN IN GABON (2014), LOGBOOK SERBISTAN (2015), THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (2018), AMONG THE PEOPLE: LIFE & ACTING (2018)

Credits
  • Živojin Popgligorin
  • Robert Paroci
  • Zoran Paroški
  • Lazar Stojanovič
  • Branimir Stojanovič
  • Ernest Larsen
  • Tomislav Milankov
  • Dragan Siriški
  • Slobodan Djorič
  • Želimir Žilnik
  • Miodrag Miloševič
  • Vuk Vukmirovič
Playground produkcija
Playground produkcija
35 mm
Farbe
Wed 28 Oct
13:00
Filmmuseum
OV w/ EN subtitles
Thu 29 Oct
15:45
Metro, Historischer Saal
OV w/ EN subtitles
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