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CLIP

2012

Synopsis

Jasna is a sixteen year old girl, a high school student. Her father is at an advanced stage of a grave illness. Jasna sees her father completely helpless and losing touch with reality due to strong medications he's on.

She doesn't want to take part in everyday problems life with a seriously ill man brings about. Jasna is in love with Djole - an eighteen year old boy she goes to school with. She's shy of showing any kind of affection towards him. In spite of this, they start a relationship in which their only communication is filming themselves during sex. With her friends, Jasna often goes to parties where she has fun, drinks a lot and uses drugs. Jasna is angry with everyone and everything. Still, love and tenderness emerge in a very harsh environment.

Crew

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Maja Milos
PRODUCED BY
Jelena Mitrovic and Srdan Golubovic
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Igor Kecman
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Zorana Petrov
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Vladimir Simic
SOUND DESIGNERS
Zoran Maksimovic and Ognjen Popic
COSTUME DESIGNERS
Senka Kljakic, Marijana Radovic and Monika Ratkovic
EDITED BY
Stevan Filipovic

Cast

Jasna - Isidora Simijonović
Đole - Vukašin Jasnić
Jasnina mama - Sanja Mikitišin
Jasnin tata - Jovo Maksić
Marija - Monja Savić
Ivana - Katarina Pešić
Sanja - Sonja Janičić
Tanja - Jovana Stojiljković
Crni - Vladimir Gvojić
Šone - Nikola Dragutinović
Šerić - Mihajlo Nikolić

Director's statement

Through the prism of seemingly simple, youthful love story, the film Clip addresses paradoxical clashes of uncontrolled euphoria and aggression with states of apathy and hopelessness of young generations in Serbia at the beginning of 21st century. Enormous energy of all characters in the film, and the central heroine in particular, is seeking ways of becoming expressed, at the same time meeting the irreconcilable needs of fitting in and distancing themselves from the environment they live in, and at the same time recognising and defining their own identities.

Anger, destruction and self-destruction are vents through which this energy surfaces, but completely unexpectedly, for themselves too, tenderness and empathy emerge.

The characters are distanced from all social form and the grey, monotonous, cruel everyday life, manifesting this through apathy that often becomes intentional attitude, a pose to assume in front of the grown ups. On the other hand, they have the feeling that real existence has been moved to a parallel world which contains explosive force they cannot control.

The film poses the question of whether apathy is a product of repressing energy and shifting it to the parallel world, or whether it is a product of society in which a large number of people feels the loss of meaning and hope.

The film is a blend of love scenes and cruel realities, omnipresent trash the heroes are surrounded with, lightness of youth and gravity of social and life problems these young people grow with all the while harbouring the idea of escape, as they cannot and will not deal with it. They live in an enclosed circle they can't step out of, and at the same time they are convinced real freedom lies within it.

maja milos biography


Maja Milos was born in Belgrade, on May 16 1983. She graduated from the Department of Film and Television Directing of the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade in 2008.

During her studies she directed 11 short films and documentaries. Her short films 'Interval' and 'Si tu t'imagines' were shown at festivals in Serbia, Macedonia, Germany, Holland, Finland...

In 2004, she directed educational programmes for national television RTS.

She took part in Talent Campus of the 56th Berlin Festival.

In 2006 she attended the Documentary film school at the Film Faculty in Paris - La Femis, where she attended lectures and made a short documentary.

Since 2005 she also works on feature films, as a casting director and assistant director.

"Clip" is her first feature film.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
Interval (Interval) - 32' (2003)
Si tu timazin (Si tu t'imagines) - 32' (2004)
Les Cousins (Cousins) - 10' (2006)
Prah (Dust) - 20' (2008)

Festivals


IFF Rotterdam ,IFF Vilnius, IFF Buenos Aires Independent (BAFICI), IFF CPH:PIX Copenhagen, IFF Transilvania - Cluj, Roumania , IFF Brussels, IFF Munchen, IFF Sarajevo, IFF Odessa , IFF Moscow, IFF Karlovy Vary , IFF Jerusalem, IFF Puchon , New horizons Film Festival, Lowlands Film Festival , TIFF Toronto , IFF Helsinki "Love & Anarchy" - IFF San Sebastian, IFF Haifa , Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema , IFF Chicago , IFF London , IFF Mumbai , AFI Fest Los Angelels , Festival du Film de Geneve, IFF Thessaloniki , IFF Cali, IFF Taipei Golden Horse, REC Tarragona, Tallinn Black Night Films Festival, 43rd Intl Film Festival of India - Goa 20...

Awards


ROTTERDAM IFF
- TIGER AWARD
- KNF AWARD

VILNIUS IFF
- BEST ACTRESS

TRANSYLVANIA IFF
- BEST DIRECTOR

BRUSSELS IFF
- BEST DEBUT FILM

PEACE AND LOVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SWEEDEN
- BEST DEBUT FILM

CINEMA CITY, FILMSKI FESTIVAL NOVI SAD
- NAJBOLJI FILM

SOFEST, FILMSKI FESTIVAL SOPOT
- NAJBOLJA REZIJA

MOTOVUN IFF
- BAUER NAGRADA ZA NAJBOLJI FILM IZ REGIONA

LJUBLJANA IFF
- BEST FILM IN ALL PROGRAMMES

Trailer

CIRCLES
CLIP
BESA
THE WOMAN WITH A BROKEN NOSE
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PORNO GANG
THE TRAP
ABSOLUTE HUNDRED
 
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