Balkan Dox

Journal About Želimir Žilnik

Žurnal o Želimiru Žilniku

2021 — 91' / Color



Road movie documentary through half a century of filmography by Želimir Žilnik. But also a journey through the history of Yugoslavia, a country that no longer exists. With the specific style of docudrama that he built over the years, Zilnik managed to stay engaged and brave, but above all free, by making low-budget films for decades. We follow the efforts of his team to finish the film "Freedom or Comics", which was seized by censorship 50 years ago, and which was recently accidentally found. The story of an uninterrupted struggle for disenfranchised social and minority groups who are constantly the main heroes of Žilnik's films.

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Director Biography

Janko Baljak (Belgrade, November 21, 1965) is a Serbian film and television director. He graduated from Film and Television Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. His first short feature film Due to Reasonable Doubt was shown in 1986 in the official selection of the Festival of Yugoslav Documentary and Short Film Feature Film.

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Janko Baljak


Siniša Bokan


Jovan Milinov


Aleksandra Milovanović


Janko Baljak
Hilandarska 5
Beograd 11103, Serbia
[email protected]