Director of the war film Battle of Neretva that was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
His first film was Train Without a Timetable. The production process helped him figure out the ins and outs of filmmaking.
He served twice on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival, which was a prestigious honor.
He was born in the village of Vilusi.
His Oscar-winning film Battle of Neretva used a poster created by Pablo Picasso as part of its marketing campaign.