Serbian cinema under spotlight in Iran

August 20, 2018

TEHRAN – Movies by Serbian filmmakers will be reviewed in Iran during a weeklong program, which will begin on Thursday in Tehran, Shiraz and Tabriz.

The Serbian Film Week will start at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran with a screening of Vuk Rsumovic’s acclaimed drama “No One’s Child”, Iran’s Art and Experience Cinema that is the organizer of the program announced on Monday.

Rsumovic, “No One’s Child” co-writer Ana Tomovic, Serbia Film Center director Miroljub Vuckovic and Serbian Ambassador Dragan Todorovic are scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of the event.

“No One’s Child” is based on a true story. In the spring of 1988, a wild boy is found deep in the Bosnian mountains living among wolves. He is randomly given the name Haris and sent to an orphanage in Belgrade to be taken care of by Ilke. He becomes inseparable with another boy Zika and slowly starts to show progress. In 1992, after he became a fairly socialized young man, local authorities force him to go back to war-torn Bosnia.  

The film week in Tabriz and Shiraz will begin with screening Milos Radovic’s drama “Train Driver’s Diary”.

“Anplagd” (“Unplugged”), a documentary by Mladen Kovacevic will also be reviewed during the film week.

“Unplugged” is about Vera, a private detective who has retired to the village where she grew up as a shepherdess, and Pera, a know-it-all peasant possessing many esoteric skills. The pair are the last remaining leaf-players; both are in the autumns of their lives, but still are strongly blowing leaves. Josip is an amateur inventor who sets out to decode the obscure artistry of leaf-playing.

“Out of the Woods” by Marko Kostic, “Enclave” by Goran Radovanovic and “Requiem for Mrs. J” by Bojan Vuletic will also be screened.

The Serbian filmmakers are also scheduled to hold workshops during the event, which will be organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Serbia in Tehran.

Photo: A poster for the Serbian Film Week in Iran

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