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Cinema of Yugoslavia was the cinema of Yugoslavia.


SFR Yugoslavia

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia had an internationally acclaimed film industry. Prominent male actors included Danilo Bata Stojković, Ljuba Tadić, Bekim Fehmiu, Fabijan Šovagović, Mustafa Nadarević, Bata Živojinović, Boris Dvornik, Ljubiša Samardžić, Dragan Nikolić and Rade Šerbedžija, while Milena Dravić, Neda Arnerić, Mira Furlan and Ena Begović were notable actresses. Acclaimed film directors included: Emir Kusturica, Dušan Makavejev, Goran Marković, Lordan Zafranović, Goran Paskaljević, Živojin Pavlović and Hajrudin Krvavac. Many Yugoslav films featured eminent foreign actors such as Orson Welles and Yul Brynner in the Academy Award nominated The Battle of Neretva, and Richard Burton in Sutjeska. Also, many foreign films were shot on locations in Yugoslavia including domestic crews, such as Force 10 from Navarone starring Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw and Franco Nero, Armour of God starring Jackie Chan, as well as Escape from Sobibor starring Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula and Rutger Hauer. Pula Film Festival was a notable film festival. Film companies included Jadran film from Zagreb, SR Croatia; Avala film from Belgrade, SR Serbia; Sutjeska film and Studio film from Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina; Zeta film from Budva, SR Montenegro; Vardar film and Makedonija film from Skopje, SR Macedonia and others.




See also

External links:

Paul Branko, "Two Roots of Yugoslav Cinema", in: ART IN SOCIETY No.3 (

Wolfram Schuette, "Zelimir Zilnik's 'Early Works'", in: ART IN SOCIETY No.3 (



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