Friday, 4 November 2011

Film Screening: The Old School of Capitalism

The Byre Theatre and The Centre for Film Studies are delighted to welcome veteran Serbian director Želimir Žilnik, famed for his bravery in speaking out about political repression, to St Andrews to present his latest film, The Old School of Capitalism, at the Byre Theatre on Sunday 6 November at 7.30pm.

In a career spanning four decades Mr Žilnik has achieved widespread international acclaim and numerous awards and festival prizes. Through his work he was an outspoken critic of censorship during the Yugoslav communist era and later of Slobodan Milosevic’s regime in Serbia. His work was sometimes banned for its depiction of student protests and messages in favour of free-speech.

His new film, The Old School of Capitalism, deals with the misery-inducing effects of both local and global capital – a theme as relevant to Britain in the ‘age of austerity’ as it is to Žilnik’s own Serbia.

Žilnik will introduce the film and then take questions from the audience following the screening. Tickets are available on the door or in advance from the Byre Theatre. Price: £5