Želimir Žilnik, currently living and working in Novi Sad, Serbia, has written and directed numerous feature and documentary films and is renowned as an initiator of the docudrama genre.
Pavle Levi is a professor of film studies at Stanford University and the author of a number of books, including Disintegration in Frames, Cinema by Other Means, and Hypnos in Cineland.
Antje Postema is a lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UC Berkeley, where she teaches and writes on language, literature, and film from the Yugoslav region.
Boris Nin, Rahela Mačić, Andrej Rozman, Snežana Nikšić, Zoran More,
The aged rocker Igor works at the Radio Študent in Ljubljana. He notices that the janitor works for the police, wiretapping the walls and observing the journalists who are critical of the regime. Igor decides to leave for Greece, and traveling through Yugoslavia, he becomes involved in unexpected turmoil: Milošević’s “antibureaucratic revolution.” “In Oldtimer, Žilnik captures Milošević’s rise to power while reinventing the road movie genre so that any movement in it henceforth equals deterioration and falsehood, pairing fellow travelers at random and splitting them up just as arbitrarily. Made possible only in a land on the brink of disintegration” (Boris Nelepo).
Želimir Žilnik, Yugoslavia, 1971
One night, Žilnik picks up a group of homeless men from the streets of Novi Sad and takes them home.