Archive Cinema City 2013.

A Newsreel on Village Youth, in Winter

Žurnal o omladini na selu, zimi

Country: Yugoslavia
Year: 1967
Duration: 15 min

Director: Zelimir Zilnik
Scenario: Zelimir Zilnik

Programme selection: Respect to Zelimir Zilnik


This documentary was shot in villages at the outskirts of Novi Sad – Bukovac, Krčedin and Futog. The camera is focused on young people, their leisure time in wine cellars, at dances, in village streets, in pubs.

The participants are witty, energetic young men and women; they are having fun but would rather be somewhere else.

Zelimir Zilnik (born 1942, based in Novi Sad, Serbia)

From the late 60s, his socially engaged films and documentaries in former Yugoslavia 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.