Goran Marković

Goran Marković (Serbian Cyrillic: Горан Марковић, pronounced [ˌɡǒran ˈmaːrkoʋit͜ɕ]) (born 24 August 1946) is a Serbian film and theatre director, screenwriter, writer, and playwright. He has directed approximately 50 documentaries, 13 feature films, and 3 theatre plays. He has also written five books.[1]

Goran Marković
Goran Markovic by Branislav Mihajlovic.jpg
Born (1946-08-24) 24 August 1946 (age 75)
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
University professor
Years active1970–current

Marković is one of the few directors from the former Yugoslavia credited with popularizing Yugoslav films,[2] as well as achieving success domestically and internationally.[3]


Marković was born in Belgrade to Rade and Olivera Marković, both established Serbian actors. He finished 5th Belgrade Gymnasium prior to attending FAMU at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Marković is the winner of more than 30 Yugoslavian, Serbian, and international film and theatre awards, the most significant of them being two Pula festival "Zlatna arena" awards, an award for the best director at the San Sebastian Film Festival for the film Tito and Me, Grand Prix of Americas at the Montreal World Film Festival for the movie Kordon[4] and Sterija's Award for the best modern drama text for the theatre play "Turneja". The film version of Turneja won both "Best Film" and "Best Scenario" at the 2009 European Film Festival in Kyiv[5] as well as Best Director and the Fipresci awards at the Montreal World Film Festival.[6]

A consistent opponent of the government of Slobodan Milošević, Marković expressed his political stance in three post-1995 documentary films produced or co-produced with Radio B92: Crazy People (1997), Ordinary Heroes (2000) and Serbia, Year Zero (2001).[7]

Marković was also a professor at Belgrade Faculty of Dramatic Arts[4] and is a member of the European Film Academy in Brussels.

In 2017, Marković has signed the Declaration on the Common Language of the Croats, Serbs, Bosniaks and Montenegrins.[8]


Feature filmsEdit

Year Film Director Writer Producer Awards / Notes
1977 Special Education Yes Yes No
1979 National Class Category Up to 785 ccm Yes Yes No
1980 Majstori, majstori Yes Yes No
1982 Variola Vera Yes Yes No
1985 Taiwan Canasta Yes Yes No
1987 Reflections Yes Yes No Golden Train Award at Faro Island Film Festival, Big Golden Arena for Best Film
1989 The Meeting Point Yes Yes No Audience and critics award at Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival, Big Golden Arena for Best Film
1992 Tito and Me Yes Yes Yes Silver Seashell award at San Sebastián International Film Festival
1995 Urnebesna tragedija Yes Yes No Best Director award at Montréal World Film Festival
2002 Kordon Yes Yes No Grand Prix des Amériques at Montréal World Film Festival
2008 The Tour Yes Yes No Audience Award at Thessaloniki Film Festival
2013 Falsifier Yes Yes No
2016 A Stowaway on the Ship of Fools Yes No No TV film in II parts[9] and a theatre release
2019 Delirijum tremens Yes Yes No Statueta Sloboda at SOFEST


  • Neobavezno (1970), TV series documentary in two installments
  • Glumci (1973), TV series documentary in two installments
  • Junaci (1976), TV series documentary in five installments
  • Poludeli ljudi (1997)
  • Nevažni junaci (1999)
  • Serbie, année zéro (2001)
  • Konstantin Koča Popović (2014)
  • Mnoštvo i manjina (2017)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Goran Marković Bio". arhipelag.rs.
  2. ^ Taylor, Richard; Wood, Nancy; Graffy, Julian; Iordanova, Dina, eds. (2019). The BFI Companion to Eastern European and Russian Cinema. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 270. ISBN 978-1-83871-850-3.
  3. ^ Schneider, Steven Jay (2007). 501 Movie Directors. ABC Books. p. 498. ISBN 978-0-73332-052-1. ..he is among a select few Serbian directors who have been equally awarded at the festivals and the box office.
  4. ^ a b Reveler, Norma (8 September 2003). "'Cordon' Takes Ribbon at Montreal". Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  5. ^ "A film by Serbian director won the main prize..." BSSANA News. 5 June 2009. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Inuit story audience favourite at Montreal World Film Festival". CBC.ca. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  7. ^ Daniel J. Goulding, "Liberated Cinema: The Yugoslav Experience, 1945-2001", 189.
  8. ^ Signatories of the Declaration on the Common Language, official website, retrieved on 2018-08-16.
  9. ^ Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. ""Slepi putnik na brodu ludaka", priča o poslednjim mesecima života Petra Kočića". www.rts.rs. Retrieved 12 January 2021.

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