Živojin Pavlović (b. 1933 in Yugoslavia, d. 1998 in Belgrade) graduated in painting at the Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Belgrade, and directed his first feature film Žive Vode (Living Water) in 1961. The film received the special jury award of the Pula festival. Pavlović was a writer and leading director of the Black Wave cinema movement of the 1960s, known for Rdece klasje (1970), Kad budem mrtav i beo (1967) and Zadah tela (1983). In his films and novels, he depicted the reality of impoverished people living in the corners of society rather than the shiny facades of communist Yugoslavia. Pavlović received numerous awards, including two NIN Prizes for his novels, one Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and several Golden Arenas of Yugoslavia's Pula Film Festival.