Ranka Velimirović

Ranka Velimirović (Serbian Cyrillic: Ранка Велимировић; 20 June 1940 – 5 March 2020) was a film producer and film director.[3] She was the wife of the prominent Yugoslav film director Zdravko Velimirović.[4]

Ranka Velimirović
Born(1940-06-20)20 June 1940[1]
Died5 March 2020(2020-03-05) (aged 79)
OccupationFilm producer and director
Spouse(s)Zdravko Velimirović
ChildrenMilica Velimirović Paunović
Mladen Velimirović[2]
Websitewww.weblibra.com

Career and lifeEdit

She was born on 20 June 1940 in Podgorica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia.[1][2] On completion of Law studies, University of Belgrade 1963, she remained in Belgrade and married the film director Zdravko Velimirović. After her graduation in 1963, she continued living in Belgrade working in the film and TV industry with occasional international visits and stays on professional basis. During her long career Ranka had worked on great film and cultural projects in former Yugoslavia, Serbia and abroad. During her career as a film producer she contributed to many large film projects that gained international publicity. In 1990 she founded her own production studio called "Libra Film" and produced many widely awarded documentary films. Ranka directed and produced two documentaries about her late husband Zdravko Velimirović reflecting on his life, career and personal views.[5]

She died in Belgrade, Serbia on the 5th of March, 2020.[3][6][7][8][9][10][11] She was buried in the Alley of Distinguished Citizens in the New Cemetery in Belgrade on 11 March 2020.[1][12]

FilmographyEdit

DirectorEdit

DocumentariesEdit

  • Zdravko Velimirović – Život stvaraoca (Life of the art creator – Zdravko Velimirovic) (2006)[2]
  • Zdravko Velimirović – lični stav (2015)[13][2]
  • Vodena ogledala (Water mirror)
  • Cvetnik Jadovnik
  • Stari Crnogorci govore (Old Montenegrins speak)[2]
  • Besmrtni poručnik u smrt sa osmjehom (The immortal Lieutenant in death with a smile)
  • Planina, drvo, voda (Mountain, wood, water)[14]
  • Carostavni darovi Nemanjića (Gifts of Nemanjic Dynasty)[15][16][17]
  • Slovo ljubve (Word of love)[18]
  • Srebrna planina Rudnik (Silver mountain Rudnik)[2]
  • Studeničke svetinje u Srbiji (Sacred places of the Monastery Studenica in Serbia)
  • Kanjon reke Jerme sa okolinom (Canyon of river Jerma and surroundings)[19]

ProducerEdit

  • Povratak na Medun (Return to Medun)[20]
  • Rijeka Zeta, Zeta zemlja (River Zeta, Zeta land)
  • Rijeka Zeta, majka i kolijevka (Zeta, mother and cradle)
  • Uzvišenje (Exaltation)
  • Naši dragi gosti (Our dear guests)
  • Piva
  • Put za Pivu (Journey to Piva)
  • Lovćen vidokrug (Lovcen horizons)[2]
  • Kapa Lovćenska (The cap of Lovcen)
  • Njegoš u Boki (Njegos in the bay of Kotor)
  • Od zlata jabuka (The golden apple)
  • Na svetim vodama Lima (The holy water of river Lim)[2]
  • San o ljepoti (Dream about beauty)
  • Kotor, biserna školjka Jadrana (Kotor, pearl of the Adriatic)
  • Vodena ogledala (Water mirror)
  • Darovi domu svetih ratnika (Gifts to the home of the sacred warriors)
  • Cvetnik Jadovnik
  • Zdravko Velimirović – Život stvaraoca (Life of the art creator – Zdravko Velimirovic) (2006)[21]
  • Zdravko Velimirović – Lični stav (Zdravko Velimirovic – personal view) (2015)
  • Stari Crnogorci govore (Old Montenegrins speak)
  • Prepoznavanje (Uncovering)
  • Besmrtni poručnik u smrt sa osmijehom (The immortal Lieutenant in death with a smile)[22][2]
  • Planina, drvo, voda (Mountain, wood, water)
  • Carostavni darovi Nemanjića (Gifts of Nemanjic Dynasty)[23][2]
  • Magične vode (Magic water)
  • Dodir neba, Stara planina (Touch the sky, The Old Mountain)
  • Slovo ljubve (Word of love)[24][2]
  • Inspiracija Stara planina (Inspiration Old Mountain)
  • Srebrna planina Rudnik (Silver mountain Rudnik)
  • Dodir prirode, planina Rudnik (A touch of nature, mount Rudnik)[25]
  • Studeničke svetinje u Srbiji (Sacred places of the Monastery Studenica in Serbia)
  • Golija skriveni biser (Golia hidden pearl)
  • Planina Golija, impresija prirode (Mount Golia nature's impression)[26]
  • Zagarač, selo mojih predaka (Zagarac, village of my ancestors)
  • Kanjon reke Jerme sa okolinom (Canyon of river Jerma and surroundings)
  • Voleci Amorgos (Loving Amorgos)[27]

Other creditsEdit

Ranka worked as script supervisor on the following films:

Year Film Original title
1965 Provereno nema mina Проверено - мин нет
1968 Mount of Lament Lelejska gora[28][29]
1974 The Dervish and Death Derviš i smrt[28]
1975 The Peaks of Zelengora Vrhovi Zelengore[28]
1978 The Battle for the Southern Railway Dvoboj za južnu prugu[28]
1981 Dorotej Dorotej[28]
1985 O Tempo dos Leopardos port. O Tempo dos Leopardos; serb. Vreme leoparda
1989 The Fall of Rock and Roll Kako je propao rokenrol

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Dan: Kultura: Producentkinja kuće „Libra" i rediteljka Ranka Velimirović preminula u Beogradu u 80. godini života: Voljela je i živjela za film". dan.co.me. 8 March 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Tanjug: Preminula Ranka Velimirović, dokumentarista i producent". tanjug.rs. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  4. ^ Trezor: Sećanje – Zdravko Velimirović
  5. ^ Dan online: Intervju: Ranka Velimirović, supruga i saradnica Zdravka Velimirovića (21.02.2015)
  6. ^ "Hronika: Srbija ostala bez čuvene producentkinje: Preminula Ranka Velimirović!". republika.rs. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
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  9. ^ "Vesti: Drustvo: Napustila nas je velika producentkinja: Ostaje velika praznina za film, preminula Ranka Velimirović". happytv.rs. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Vesti: Drustvo: Preminula čuvena rediteljka: Njena ostvarenja nikog nisu ostavljala ravnodušnim, a bila je ponos Srbije i Crne Gore". alo.rs. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Vesti: Sudbine: Umrla Ranka Velimirović: Veliki gubitak za Srbiju". espreso.rs. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Dan: Kultura: Porodica, prijatelji i kolege oprostili se od Ranke Velimirović, velike umjetnice jugoslovenske i srpske kinematrografije: Ljepotu svog duha utkala u filmsko stvaralaštvo". dan.co.me. 15 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  13. ^ Dan online: Intervju: Ranka Velimirović, supruga i saradnica Zdravka Velimirovića (21.02.2015)
  14. ^ Mondo.rs: Film: Srpski ekološki film nagradjen u Rumuniji (19.07.2007)
  15. ^ "Православна Митрополија црногорско-приморска: Актуелности, Култура: Упокојила се Ранка Велимировић". mitropolija.com. 7 March 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  16. ^ "ИН4С: Актуелности, Култура: Упокојила се Ранка Велимировић". .in4s.net. 7 March 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  17. ^ "Srbija Danas: Vesti: Društvo: Veliki gubitak: U Beogradu je preminula žena koja je mnogo uradila za srpski film!". .srbijadanas.com. 7 March 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  18. ^ Novosti: Film "Slovo ljubve" nagrađen u Letoniji (01.05.2017)
  19. ^ Planinarski savez Srbije: Projekcija filma “Kanjon reke Jerme sa okolinom” (27.12.2016)
  20. ^ Radio Televizija Srbije: Trezor: Sećanje – Zdravko Velimirović (02.04.2012)
  21. ^ Dan online – Kultura: Filmsko stvaralaštvo oblikovala ljubavlju (31.03.2018)
  22. ^ Dan online – Feljton: Preci poručnika Božidara Žugića (07.03.2015)
  23. ^ Portal za kulturu jugoistočne Evrope SEEcult.org: Trezor: Sećanje – Dan četrnaesti (05.04.2014)
  24. ^ Novosti: Film "Slovo ljubve" nagrađen u Letoniji (01.05.2017)
  25. ^ Turistička organizacija Srbije: Film "Dodir prirode – planina Rudnik" dobio Grand Prix u Italiji (31.05.2011)
  26. ^ Ministarstvo odbrane Republike Srbije: Premijera filma "Planina Golija – impresija prirode" (15.10.2013)
  27. ^ NewsBeezer: Day online – Culture: Creation of film creativity with love (01.04.2018)
  28. ^ a b c d e "Југословенска кинотека: In memoriam: Ранка Велимировић (1940-2020)". kinoteka.org.rs. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  29. ^ "Danas: Kultura: Preminula Ranka Velimirović". danas.rs. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.

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