Archive Cinema City 2013.


Kud plovi ovaj brod

Country: Yugoslavia
Year: 1998
Duration: 91 min

Director: Zelimir Zilnik
Scenario: Zelimir Zilnik

Cast: Giuseppe Pastorchich, Jovan Kiselicki, Gordana Kamenarovic, Zoran Hajduk Veljkovic, Ljubica Rakic, Branislav Popovic, Jelena Jovanovic Zigon, Hanibal Kovacs, Tamara Popovic, Emma Doro, Danijela Jovanovic, Jeno Ferenczy, Mirko di Stefano, Renata Vigi, Marina Cinkocki, Nikolina Ursulesku, Danilo Celebic, Slavisa Curovic, Zelmira Briza, Zelimir Vucevac

Programme selection: Respect to Zelimir Zilnik


After decades of work in Italy and Germany, Giuseppe is retired and returns to his family home in Istria. He is lonely and his mother advises him to get married. She hands him over his father’s uniform from the Austro-Hungarian army. Giuseppe sets off on a quest to find a wife in the “transitional East” hoping to be warmly welcomed. The road takes him to Budapest, Montenegro, Vojvodina. His plan is not so easily realised.

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.