Živojin Pavlović

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Živojin "Žika" Pavlović (15 April 1933 – 29 November 1998) was a Serbian film director and writer. In his films and novels, he depicted the cruel reality of small, poor and abandoned people living in the corners of society; he was one of the major figures of the Black Wave in Yugoslav cinema in 1960s, a movement which portrayed the darker side of life rather than the shiny facades of communist Yugoslavia. Pavlović received numerous awards, including two NIN Prizes for his novels, one Silver Bear of the Berlin International Film Festival and several Golden Arenas of the Yugoslavia's most prestigious Pula Film Festival.

Biography[edit]

Živojin Pavlović was born in Šabac in 1933. When he was 19, he was writing about film and art for Belgrade newspapers. He graduated painting at the Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Belgrade, and he directed his first professional film Žive Vode (Living Water) in 1961, which immediately received a special jury award of the Pula festival.

Works[edit]

Filmography[edit]

As director:

  • Triptih o materiji i smrti (Triptich on the Matter and Death) (1960)
  • Lavirint (Labyrinth) (1961)
  • Žive vode (part of Kapi, vode, ratnici omnibus) (1962)
  • Obruč (Encirclement) (part of Grad (The City) omnibus) (1963, banned)
  • Neprijatelj (The Enemy) (1965)
  • Povratak (The Return) (1966)
  • Kad budem mrtav i beo (When I Am Dead and Gone) (1967) (Best Film at the 1967 Pula Film Festival)
  • Buđenje pacova (The Rats Woke Up) (1967) (Best Director in Pula, Silver Bear for Directing in Berlin)[1]
  • Zaseda (The Ambush) (1969) (Golden Lion in Venice)
  • Crveno klasje (Red Wheat) (1970) (Best Film and Best Director at the 1970 Pula Film Festival)
  • Let mrtve ptice (Flight of a Dead Bird) (1973)
  • Pesma (The Song), TV Series (1975)
  • Hajka (Manhunt) (1977) (Best Film and Director at the 1977 Pula Film Festival)
  • Nasvidenje v naslednji vojni (See You in the Next War) (1980)
  • Body Scent (Zadah tela) (1983) (Best Film, Director and Screenplay at the 1983 Pula Film Festival)
  • Na putu za Katangu (On the Road to Catanga) (1987)
  • Dezerter (The Deserter) (1992)
  • Država mrtvih (The State of Dead) (2002)

Selected books[edit]

  • Story collections:
    • Krivudava reka (1963, 1994)
    • Dve večeri u jesen (1967)
    • Cigansko groblje (1972)
    • Ubijao sam bikove (1985, 1988)
    • Kriške vremena (1993)
    • Blato (1999)
    • Dnevnik nepoznatog (1965)
    • Vetar u suvoj travi (1976)
    • Krugovi (1993)
    • Belina sutra (1984)
    • Flogiston (1989)
    • Azbuka (1990)
  • Novels
    • Lutke; Lutke na bunjištu (1965, 1991)
    • Kain i Avelj (1969, 1986)
    • Zadah tela (1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990)
    • Oni više ne postoje (1985, 1987)
    • Zid smrti (1985, 1986, 1987) (NIN Prize)
    • Lov na tigrove (1988)
    • Raslo mi je badem drvo (1988)
    • Vašar na Svetog Aranđela (1990)
    • Trag divljači (1991)
    • Lapot (1992) (NIN Prize)
    • Biljna krv (1995)
    • Simetrija (1996)
    • Dolap (1997)
  • Essays
    • Film u školskim klupama (1964)
    • Đavolji film (1969, 1996)
    • O odvratnom (1972, 1982)
    • Balkanski džez (1989)
    • Davne godine (1997)
  • Diaries
    • Ispljuvak pun krvi (1984 banned, 1990 reissued)
    • Otkucaji (1998)
    • Dnevnici I-VI (2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berlinale 1967: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 

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