Archive Cinema City 2013.

June Turmoil

Lipanjska gibanja

Country: Yugoslavia
Year: 1969
Duration: 10 min

Director: Zelimir Zilnik
Scenario: Zelimir Zilnik

Programme selection: Respect to Zelimir Zilnik


The film is documenting student demonstrations in Belgrade in June 1968. It was shot for the most part in the court of Kapetan Mišino Zdanje (Faculty of Philosophy building), where students gathered up and where famous artists participated thus showing solidarity with the students.

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.