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DAY 5
                                                                                                                     Saturday 12 May 2018

                                                                                                    FIVE UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

                                                                                                         (All films are in the post-production stage)

                                                                                                      SOUTH WIND
                  FOUR PRODUCERS TO WATCH
                                                                                                      Director: Miloš Avramović • Screenplay: Miloš Avramović,
                                                                                                      Petar Mihajlović • Production: Režim (Serbia)
                   JELENA ANGELOVSKI
                   JELENA ANGELOVSKI                     MARKO PALJIĆALJIĆ
                                                         MARKO P
                                                                                                      Cast: Miloš Biković, Miodrag Radonjić, Dragan Bjelogrlić,
                                                                                                      Jovana Stojiljković
                   An actress-turned-producer, Jelena Angelovski   Marko Paljić’s most recent fi lms, made through   Synopsis: For car thief Petar, a period of professional
                                                         Marko Paljić’s most recent fi lms, made through
                   An actress-turned-producer, Jelena Angelovski
                                                         his company Gar
                   broke out internationally in 2016 with Tamara
                   broke out internationally in 2016 with Tamara   his company Gargantua Films, Summer of gantua Films, Summer of   luck and positive developments in private life
                                                         the Samur
                                                         the Samurai (2016) and Little Buddho (2014), ai (2016) and ai (2016) and ai
                                                                           Little Buddho (2014),  (2014),
                                                         the Samur
                   Drakulić’s docu-drama Wind, produced through
                   Drakulić’s docu-drama Wind, produced through   the Samur  Little Buddho            suddenly ends when he steals the wrong car.
                                                                           Little Buddho
                   Cinnamon Production, which world-premiered   both written by Dimitrije Vojnov and directed
                   Cinnamon Production, which world-premiered
                                                         both written by Dimitrije Vojnov and directed
                                                         by Danilo Bećković, are quality crowd-pleasers
                   at Torino. Angelovski splits her producing work   by Danilo Bećković, are quality crowd-pleasers
                   at Torino. Angelovski splits her producing work
                                                         that ruled the Serbian box offi ce. He is now
                   between fi ction and documentary projects:
                   between fi ction and documentary projects:   that ruled the Serbian box offi ce. He is now   ASYMMETRY
                   anticipated fi
                   anticipated fi ction debuts by Ivan Salatić (You  ction debuts by Ivan Salatić (You   in development Bećković’s new political
                                                         in development Bećković’s new political
                   Have the Night
                   Have the Night
                   Have the Night) and Dušan Kasalica (The Elegy ) and Dušan Kasalica () and Dušan Kasalica (The Elegy   football-themed comedy, Trials of Chul,football-themed comedy, Trials of Chul,  Director: Maša Nešković • Screenplay: Maša Nešković,
                   Have the Night
                   of Laur
                   of Laurel), and documentary features el), and documentary features el), and documentary features el
                   of Laur                               a co-production with Germany and Korea,oduction with Germany and Korea,  Vladimir Arsenijević • Production: This and That
                   of Laur
                                                         a co-pr
                   Gastarbeiter Stories
                   Gastarbeiter Stories                  and the new fi lm by legendary director       Productions (Serbia) • Cast: Daria Lorenci Flatz, Uliks
                   Gastarbeiter Stories by Mladen Djordjević,  by Mladen Djordjevi by Mladen Djordjević,
                   Gastarbeiter Stories
                                                         and the new fi lm by legendary director
                                                         Slobodan Šijan, The Great Tram Robbery, a rich  The Great Tram Robbery, a rich The Great Tram Robbery, a rich The Great Tram Robbery
                   Taurunum Boy by Jelena Maksimović and Dušan aurunum Boy by Jelena Maksimoviaurunum Boy by Jelena Maksimoviaurunum Boy  ć and Dušan   Slobodan Šijan,  Fehmiu, Mira Janjetović, Mladen Sovilj, Mateja Poljčić
                   T T T
                   Grubin, and Everyone Is Looking For What Grubin, and Everyone Is Looking For What   period piece dealing with beginnings of Serbian   Synopsis: The fi lm follows three couples of various
                                                         period piece dealing with beginnings of Serbian
                   They Don’t Have
                   They Don’t Have                       cinema in 1930s and its connection to politics.   ages. As the narrative unfolds, a larger picture of
                   They Don’t Have by Stefan Malešević.   by Stefan Maleševi by Stefan Malešević.
                   They Don’t Have
                                                         cinema in 1930s and its connection to politics.
                                                                                                      only one couple in three key stages of their life
                                                                                                      emerges.
                   DRAGANA JOVOVIĆ
                   DRAGANA JOVOVIĆ                       IVA PLEMIĆ DIVJAK
                                                         IVA PLEMIĆ DIVJAK
                   Working through companies Theory at Work and
                                                         Iva Plemić Divjak worked as production
                   Working through companies Theory at Work and   Iva Plemić Divjak worked as production   LEECHES
                   Non-Aligned Films, Dragana Jovović is now in
                   Non-Aligned Films, Dragana Jovović is now in   co-ordinator on Stefan Arsenijević’s Love and co-ordinator on Stefan Arsenijević’s Love and
                                                         Other Crimes
                                                         Other Crimes
                                                         Other Crimes before moving to documentaries.  before moving to documentaries.  before moving to documentaries.
                   Cannes Directors Fortnight with Ognjen   Other Crimes                              Director: Dragan Marinković • Screenplay: Dragan
                   Cannes Directors Fortnight with Ognjen
                   Glavonić’s The Load. She also produced his Glavonić’s The Load. She also produced his   She worked with Dribbling Pictures on Mila   Marinković, Dušan Spasojević, David Albahari •
                                                         She worked with Dribbling Pictures on Mila
                   previous documentary Depth Two, as well as evious documentary Depth Two, as well as Depth Two, as well as Depth Two  Turajlić’s Cinema Komunisto (2011) and Turajlić’s Cinema Komunisto (2011) and Cinema Komunisto (2011) and Cinema Komunisto  Production: Marebo (Serbia), Zillion Film (Serbia), Inter
                   pr
                                                         IDFA-winning The Other Side of Everything, she A-winning The Other Side of Everything, she The Other Side of Everything, she The Other Side of Everything
                   Marta Popivoda’s Yugoslavia, How Ideology Marta Popivoda’s Yugoslavia, How Ideology   IDF  Film (Croatia), Pank Film (Macedonia) • Cast: Nikola
                   Moved Our Collective Body
                   Moved Our Collective Body
                   Moved Our Collective Body             was production manager on Houston, We Have a was production manager on Houston, We Have a   Ðuričko, Lazar Ristovski, Iva Mihalić, Marijana Janković
                   Moved Our Collective Body — both premiered  — both premiered  — both premiered
                   at the Berlinale Forum, in 2016 and 2013,
                                                         Pr
                   at the Berlinale Forum, in 2016 and 2013,   Problem!, and with Horopter Productions, she oblem!, and with Horopter Productions, she   Synopsis: Literary writer Petar expresses views
                   respectively. She is now in early production with   produced Mladen Kovačević’s 4 Years in 10 produced Mladen Kovačević’s 4 Years in 10   which are in opposition to the principles of the
                   respectively. She is now in early production with
                                                         Minutes, which won a special mention in Visions , which won a special mention in Visions , which won a special mention in Visions
                                                         Minutes
                   Popivoda’s new documentary Freedom Popivoda’s new documentary Freedom   Minutes    current political regime at the time of a huge
                                                         Minutes
                                                         du Reel’s Burning Lights section. She now in
                   Landscapes
                   Landscapes
                   Landscapes, a project for which she won the , a project for which she won the , a project for which she won the   du Reel’s Burning Lights section. She now in   socio-political crisis in Serbia. A close encounter
                   Landscapes
                   EAVE Producers Workshop Award at When East   development with three Kovačević fi lms:   with the state security apparatus plunges him into
                   EAVE Producers Workshop Award at When East
                                                         development with three Kovačević fi lms:
                                                         Merry Christmas, Yiwu; Begginings; and Koryo., Yiwu; Begginings; and Yiwu; Begginings; and Yiwu; Begginings
                   Meets West.                           Merry Christmas               Koryo.         a life marked by paranoia and a search for truth.
                   Meets West.
          © DR
                                                                                                      ROUGH CUT
                                                                                                      Director: Kosta Ðorđević • Screenplay: Dragan Nikolić
                 production capacity, the one for In Praise of Nothing. Also,   On the theatrical front, admissions and box office both   Production: Kinematografska kuća (Serbia), Platforma
                 Art & Popcorn was the first Serbian company to receive   jumped, primarily due to opening of two new multiplexes   (Serbia), Marinis Media (Croatia) • Cast: Kristina
                 funding, for four films including Stefan Arsenijević’s   with combined 16 screens, bringing the number of screens   Jovanović, Ðurđina Radić, Mladen Sovilj, Marko Janketić,
                 highly anticipated Banović Strahinja.    in multiplexes to 29 (Cineplexx runs five, and CineStar   Milan Čučilović
                                                          three multiplex and miniplex sites), and a rise in the   Synopsis: During a schorching Belgrade August,
                 NEW SUCCESSES                            average admission price from €2.5 to €3.3. This resulted   cocky teenage girl Aya breaks up with her boyfriend
                 However, two more interesting developments happened   in total box office of €13.6m and 4.13 million admissions   for the umpteenth time. While hanging out with her
                 in the last year, that were perhaps not so expected, and   in 2017, with the market increasing by 25% and 17%,   friends, she gets bullied and stabbed by a gang of
                 definitely not forecast. One is the success of Ederlezi Rising,   respectively, but also in in decrease of European and   local kids. We follow Aya as she struggles between
                 a low-budget but marvelously made sci-fi starring adult   independent releases market share from 21% to 10%, and   taking revenge and making up with her boyfriend.
                 performer Stoya in the role of an android that the astronaut   increase of US majors’ piece of the pie from 46% to 73%
                 hero falls in love with. Written by  Dimitrije Vojnov, and   compared to last year.
                 directed by first-timer Lazar Bodroža, it won best film,   The success of local crowd-pleasers in Serbian cinemas,   AJVAR
                 director, actress for Stoya, and actor for Sebastian Cavazza,   one of the rare countries where domestic product can out-
                 at the Serbian awards at Belgrade FEST in February. The   perform Hollywood, was last year limited to low quality   Director: Ana Maria Rossi • Screenplay: Ana Maria Rossi,
                 film’s international rights have been picked up by the LA   films for less discerning audiences, such as Zamfir’s Zona   Maja Todorović • Production: Biberche (Serbia),
                 company Arclight Pictures — while it still does not have   2 (which would top the overall BO if not for cheaper ticket   Artikulacija (Montenegro)  • Cast: Nataša Ninković,
                 a distributor at home.                   price), Diamond of Bojana, and Santa Maria della Salute   Sergej Trifunović, Vesna Čipčić, Miki Krstović, Branka
                 Meanwhile, Serbia has started making children’s films   which amassed some 400,000 admissions combined. Emir   Petrić
                 again, and no less than three features have been screened   Kusturica’s On the Milky Road sold 64,000 tickets, landing   Synopsis: A Serbian married couple in their 40s lives
                 at Belgrade FEST. Raško Miljković’s The Witch Hunters   on the 23rd position on the annual BO chart.   in Stockholm. When they go to Belgrade for an
                 was picked up by Germany’s Pluto Film and world-  In arguably the most internationally successful year for   Easter visit to friends and family, we see that
                 premiered at TIFF Kids, where it won the Young People’s   Serbian cinema since we have been running Cannes   between them there are unspoken but constantly
                 Jury Award. Petar Pašić’s About Bugs and Heroes combines   Market News on this territory, it is evident that Film   present question of childlessness, betrayal,
                 live action with animation, and shares the superhero theme  Center Serbia’s activity has brought positive developments,   alienation within the family, screaming of
                 with The Witch Hunters — but both are in essence arthouse  but also that there are many economic aspects at home that   separation and the end.
                 films rather than all-out crowdpleasers. Finally, Kosta   have to be dealt with, primarily about distribution and
                 Ristić’s Bandits in Search of Mom is an urban adventure in   exhibition network, and the placement of European
                 which non-professional Roma child actors play the gang.   films.✦
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