CANCELLED: Želimir Žilnik in conversation with Karpo Godina

5/11 2020 7 pm

Unfortunately we have to cancel the talk as a live event, but we are happy to announce that a conversation between Želimir Žilnik and Karpo Godina will be recorded and available on Kunsthalle Wien’s media channels soon.

Six Decades of Filmmaking, Six Cases of Censorship

An overview of an extraordinary artistic career through an encounter between two old friends – and six examples of censorship under two different political regimes.

In late 1960, Želimir Žilnik saw filmmaker and cinematographer Karpo Aćimović-Godina’s early films at an amateur film festival in Novi Sad. Žilnik was so impressed that he decided to ask Godina to apply his rule-bending skills as a cinematographer to his first feature film, Early Works (1969), inaugurating a long-standing friendship and professional collaboration.

Žilnik and Godina are currently working together on a reimagining of Freedom or Cartoons, a famously banned project that they started in 1972 but were never able to finish.

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Želimir Žilnik in conversation with Karpo Aćimović-Godina