Watersports, young love and the natural beauty of Montenegro share the screen in the frothy rom-com Biser Bojane, which opens across the Balkans on 16 February.
The latest film from director Milan Karadžić features internationally acclamed Serbian actor Slaven Došlo in a light-hearted story of summer love and family drama set in some of Montenegro’s most stunning landscapes.
Biser Bojana is Slaven’s first film of 2017, a year in which the popular Serbian actor hopes to take on his first English-language role.
In Biser Bojane, the award-winning actor from Sombor plays Đorđa Popović, a sporty young Belgrade doctor, Slaven explained.
“Djordje was raised by his grandmother in the urban surroundings of Belgrade. But he is not entirely a town person. He loves bird watching and being alone in his thoughts.
“He loves his grandmother, although she is putting a lot of pressure on him to change and be more open to other people, especially girls. He is coping with it all quite well, but everything changes when he realises that his grandmother is not the only family he has.
German-born Serb Branko Tomović delivers his directorial debut to the Berlin Independent Film Festival, next month.
Red, the multi award-winning short film he wrote and directed in 2016, is a short dark thriller set in London’s underground world of illegal organ smuggling: the so-called red market.
Now living in London, this actor-director knows the pressure of screening his first film to a critical audience.
When the British-German co-production screens at the prestigious independent filmmakers’ event in Berlin, it will follow successful appearances at many international film festivals.
The 20-minute film, produced by Kaissar Film in Munich and London’s House Kino, tells of Niklas (
International acclaim is stacking up for Serbian actor SLAVEN DOŠLO, who earned an Angela Award for his outstanding acting performance in Next to Me / Pored Mene.
At the culmination of the four-day Subtitle European Film Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, Slaven was presented with the award on stage in front of 200 leading film directors, producers, casting directors and stars from America and Europe.
“I appreciate receiving this international award from a festival that is really one of a kind,’ said Slaven Doslo.
“This award means a lot to me, embodying as it does the tremendous international support for my work, particularly in the film Next to Me.
“I am just so grateful to director Stevan Filipovic for giving me the opportunity to play arole that has had such impact in Serbia and is now bringing me success with an international audience who really love the movie.”
European cinema will be celebrated in the week-long Subtitle Film Festival (21-27 November) in the medieval Irish city of Kilkenny.
Admired for its thriving arts scene and festivals, Kilkenny’s population will be swelled by 150+ international casting directors, agents and actors in town for the annual showcase of the best of non-English language film.
Reinforcing the festival’s credentials as
Ireland’s portal to the best of European cinema, half of the screenings will be Irish premieres, many will have already won international awards, and a handful will be their country’s submission for next year’s Oscars. Read more