Varvari

Barbarians

 
Der 17. Februar 2008 ist ein geschichtsträchtiger Tag: Nachdem der Kosovo seine Unabhängigkeit erklärt hat, finden in Belgrad Massenproteste statt. Die serbische Hauptstadt brennt. Scherben, wohin man blickt. Es herrscht Anarchie! Junge Menschen, die zum Teil zum ersten Mal in Belgrad sind, zerstören, wüten, randalieren. Mitten unter ihnen: Luka. Die Coming-of-Age-Story VARVARI beginnt in einem kleinen Dorf, wo sie sich mit intimem Blick ihrem Protagonisten annähert. Luka ist auf der Suche nach seiner Identität, sucht Akzeptanz und Zugehörigkeit inmitten einer nebulösen Gesellschaft voller überkommener Moralvorstellungen.

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)
CROSSING EUROPE AWARDS
2015: CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction 2015
Ivan Ikić
Serbien / Montenegro / Slowenien 2014
color
89 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Ivan Ikić
Kamera Miloš Jaćimović
Schnitt Dragan von Petrović
Ton/Sounddesign Vladimir Živković, Vladimir Uspenski
Mit Žejlko Markovi, Nenad Petrović, Jasna Djuričić, Mirko Vlahović, Marina Vodeničar
Produzent*innen Milan Stojanović (SENSE Production) KoproduzentInnen / Co-Producers Nina Redžepagić (OR), Bojan Mastilović (Restart) Koproduktion / Co-Production OR (ME), Restart (SI)
Produktion
SENSE Production 5 Decanska str. 11000 Belgrade Serbia T +381 11 334 17 59 milan@senseproduction.rs www.senseproduction.rs