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Encyclopedia > Aleksandar Petrovic

Aleksandar "Saša" Petrović (1929–1994) was a well known Yugoslav film director who was one of the leading European directors in the 1960s. Nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for his film Skupljači Perja he narrowly missed out, but won the Jury Prize at Cannes the same year. Yugoslav refers to: Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavs This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ...

In 1973, Petrović was forced to leave his post at the Belgrade Film Academy after being accused of holding anti-communist views by the communist government of Yugoslavia. In late December 1989 he joined the founding committee of the Democratic Party in Serbia, the first opposition anti-communist party in Serbia. Anti-communism is opposition to communist ideology, organization, or government, on either a theoretical or practical level. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Not to be confused with Democratic Party of Serbia (Demokratska stranka Srbije) The Democratic Party (Serbian: Демократска странка or Demokratska stranka,  ) is the largest center-left political party in Serbia. ... Anthem: Capital (and largest city)  Belgrade Official languages Serbian written with the Cyrillic alphabet1 Government Republic  - President Boris Tadić  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment    - Formation 8th century   - Independence c. ...

External links

  • Profile of Aleksandar Petrović and one of his leading films in English
  • Interview with Aleksandar Saša Petrović
  • Short biographical profile from the New York Times
  • Short biography in English
  • Profile of Aleksandar-Saša Petrović and his most well known film “I Even Met Happy Gypsies”


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