Aleksandar Petrović (film director)

Aleksandar " Saša " Petrović ( born January 14, 1929 in Paris, † August 20, 1994 ) was a Yugoslav film director.

He studied at the University of Belgrade and was then initially worked as a film critic. 1966 his film " tri " (three ) was nominated for an Oscar as best foreign film. In 1967 he again received an Oscar nomination for " Skupljači perja " (literally spring collector, internationally known as I even met happy gypsies, with Bekim Fehmiu ), for which he received the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. 1972 Mikhail Bulgakov he filmed novel The Master and Margarita. Under pressure from the government, he had to stop his work as a lecturer at the Belgrade Film Academy in 1973. In German-speaking countries he is known for the film adaptation of Heinrich Böll 's novel Group Portrait with a Lady (1977, starring Romy Schneider). In Cannes, he was nominated four times for the Palme d'Or (1962, 1967, 1969, 1977).