Archive Cinema City 2013.

Brooklyn - Gusinje

Bruklin - Gusinje

Country: Yugoslavia
Year: 1988
Duration: 85 min

Director: Zelimir Zilnik
Scenario: Zelimir Zilnik

Cast: Ivana Zigon, Lidija Stevanovic, Skelzen Uljevic, Becir Uljevic, Seco Sabovic

Programme selection: Respect to Zelimir Zilnik


A young seamstress, Ivana quits her job in a sweatshop in Novi Pazar and accepts an offer to become a waitress in a joint privately owned by Mr. Seco in Gusinje, a Montenegrin village at the Yugoslav-Albanian border. She meets the head waitress and the two become friends soon, and live together. Brothers Skelzen and Becir come to Gusinje from New York on a holiday, they meet the waitresses and a romance ensues. We watch the meeting of Serbian and Albanian cultures, languages, customs and family traditions in the fascinating mountainous landscape. The men promise the girls marriage and life in America. There are numerous obstacles in the realisation of the plan and the brothers return to New York alone.