Rani radovi / Early Works
film Želimira Žilnika / a film by Zelimir Zilnik

SFRJ, 1969, 87’, 35 mm
crno-beli / black and white
režija / directing: Želimir Žilnik
scenario / screenplay: Želimir Žilnik, Branko Vučićević
dodatni djalozi / additional dialogs: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
kamera i montaža / camera and editing: Karpo Aćimović Godina
uloge / cast: Milja Vujanović, Bogdan Tirnanić, Čedomir Radović, Marko Nikolić, Slobodan Aligrudić
produkcija / production: Avala Film, Beograd, Neoplanta film, Novi Sad

       

O filmu
„Rani radovi" na alegoričan način izlažu priču mladih učesnika studentskih demonstracija, juna 1968. u Beogradu: tri mladića i devojka Jugoslava, suprostavljaju se malograđanskoj rutini svakodnevnice. U želji da "promene svet", nadahnuti tekstovima mladog Karla Marksa, odlaze u sela i fabrike, da "probude svest" ljudi, da ih ohrabre u borbi za emancipaciju i dostojanstven život. U tom boravku i radu na terenu se suočavaju sa primitivizmom i bedom, ali i sa sopstvenim ograničenjima, slabostima, nemoći, ljubomorom. Bivaju i hapšeni. Frustrirani što je planirana revolucija neostvarena, tri mladića odlučuju da eliminišu Jugoslavu, svedoka njihove nesposobnosti. Pucaju u nju, prekrivaju je partijskom zastavom, pale njeno telo, te od nameravane akcije ostaje samo taman stub dima koji se diže u nebo.

About film
In an allegoric manner "Early Works" recount a story of young people who took part in student demonstrations in June 1968 in Belgrade. Three young men and a girl, Yugoslava, defy the petit-bourgeois routine of everyday life. Wishing to "change the world", inspired by the writings of young Karl Marx, they go to the country and to factories to "wake up people’s consciousness", to encourage them in their fight for emancipation and life worth living. Being in field they face primitivism and squalor, but they show their own limits, weaknesses, incapacity and jealousy. They get arrested. Frustrated because the planned revolution has not been realised, the three young men decide to eliminate Yugoslava, who is the witness of their impotence. They shoot her, cover her with the party flag, burn her body and a dark pillar of smoke going up into the sky is the only thing that remains of the intended revolution.