The Fourteenth Day

  • Zdravko Velimirović
  • Yugoslavia
  • 1960
  • 98'

The adventures of four convicts who were given fourteen days of freedom on the basis of good conduct, and their attempts to adapt in rather changed environment. As the day of the return to prison approaches, their lives get more complicated. The Fourteenth Day Zdravko Velimirović’s first feature, and it was screened as part of the main competition in Cannes where it was praised by the jury as well as the audience. The script was written by the director’s close friend Boris Pekić, a former prisoner himself.

Subtitles: EN

Zdravko Velimirović

(1930 – 2005) Montenegrin director and screenwriter, university professor and member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. His fiction and documentary films garnered positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. His first feature The Fourteenth Day (1960) was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. His filmography includes The Dervish and Death (1974), The Peaks of Zelengora (1976) and The Time of Leopards (1985).

The Fourteenth Day

Zdravko Velimirović
Borislav Pekić
Nikola Popović, Karlo Bulić, Slobodan Perović, Dušan Janićijević, Olga Spiridonović, Mira Stupica
Vladeta Lukić
Katarina Stojanović
Nikola Popović
Lovćen film
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival (1961, Competition; 2021, Classics); Sarajevo Film Festival 2021

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