February 17, 2008. Kosovo declares independence. The Serbian government thereupon announces mass protests, so people could express their discontent. Luka, a troubled teenager on the verge of adulthood, lives on the outskirts of Belgrade. Along with his best friend Flash, he is the leader of the local football fan club. During an unannounced visit by the social worker, Luka is faced with a family secret about his father, who was believed to have disappeared during the Kosovo conflicts. Torn between those family issues and the affection to a girl he can’t have, Luka looses his temper and breaks the leg of the local club’s top player. As the day of organized trip to the Belgrade protests comes, Luka uses the opportunity to leave town.

Director's Biography
Ivan Ikić was born in 1982 in Belgrade, Serbia. He studied Film and Television Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and graduated top of the class. Ikić attended the Berlinale Talent Campus as well as the Berlinale Dox Clinic 2008. Ikić has directed several short fiction films, commercial, and documentary films, including the documentary road movie Tarot Serbia!. BARBARIANS is his first feature film and premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. // Films (selection): TAROT SRBIJA (Tarot Serbia!, 2010, doc), VARVARI (Barbarians, 2014 / CE15 Award - Best Fiction Film)
2015: CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction 2015
Ivan Ikić
Serbia / Montenegro / Slovenia 2014
89 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ivan Ikić
Cinematography Miloš Jaćimović
Editing Dragan von Petrović
Sound/Sounddesign Vladimir Živković, Vladimir Uspenski
With Žejlko Markovi, Nenad Petrović, Jasna Djuričić, Mirko Vlahović, Marina Vodeničar
Producer(s) Milan Stojanović (SENSE Production) KoproduzentInnen / Co-Producers Nina Redžepagić (OR), Bojan Mastilović (Restart) Koproduktion / Co-Production OR (ME), Restart (SI)
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