Aleksandar “Saša” Petrović was one of the most acclaimed and successful Yugoslav directors, born in 1929. in Paris. Studied film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague (1947/48). His studies remained unfinished due to the political aggravation between Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia at the time and he was forced to return to homeland. He graduated Art History in Belgrade (1955). Filmmaker since 1948. in various projects. At first, assisting to other directors and shooting documentaries. Awarded several times for his early works in these movies including very successful documentaries Let nad mocvarom (1956), Petar Dobrovic (1958), Putevi (1959) and Sabori (1963). After two films with various success and acclamation (Dvoje in 1961 and Dani in 1963) he directs very successful war drama Tri (Three, 1965) which won raves from critics in Yugoslavia and Europe and an Best Foreign Language… read more
the greatest thing about this film may be his diversity. I started by liking the technical inconsistencies and the aseptic nature of rolling idea after idea on the screen, then got to love the naturetakes and the dynamic amongst the diverse landscape of the country and in the end i caught myself in an intense game of looks. the story was all about suspense and political criticism, actually.