How ‘Advertising Slaves’ Made Serbia’s First Sci-Fi Hit

Director Lazar Bodroza recalls the leap of faith he took to make ‘Ederlezi Rising’, Serbia’s first-ever sci-fi film – and an unexpected hit with fans of the genre. Continue reading How ‘Advertising Slaves’ Made Serbia’s First Sci-Fi Hit

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Pokretači: 2.02 Lazar Bodroža / Ederlezi Rising i Metaklinika, Beograd

Lazar Bodroža je režiser filma “Ederlezi Rising” koji je proglašen za najbolji domaći film na FEST 2018 i uz to je poneo nagrade za režiju kao i za obe glavne uloge. Lazar je takođe suosnivač i kreativni direktor studija Metaklinika koji stoji iza mnogih upečatljivih projekata, i 2011. je bio uvršten na listu najboljih 20 umetnika mlađih od 30 godina od strane prestižnog PRINT magazina. … Continue reading Pokretači: 2.02 Lazar Bodroža / Ederlezi Rising i Metaklinika, Beograd

Ederlezi Rising (2018) Review

A Serbian low-budget sci-fi film  featuring a renowned adult entertainer in the role of an android designed to help (and pleasure) her astronaut/operator on the trip to Alpha Centauri, sounds like something that could, at best, aspire to be a cult-classic taken apart by trash-movie enthusiasts like Mystery Science Theatre 3000, or, at worst, languish in the depths of IMDB’s Bottom 100, only occasionally drawing … Continue reading Ederlezi Rising (2018) Review

Druga strana svega (2017)

Uprkos nagradi za najbolji dugometražni film na IDFA, dobrom prijemu na Filmskom Festivalu u Torontu i skoro jednoglasnom obožavanju u anti-nacionalističkom, pro-demokratskom delu srpske javnosti “Druga strana svega” Mile Turajlić, ne uspeva da stvori koherentnu priču, niti da dovoljno istražuje mnoga zanimljiva pitanja koja postavlja, pa na momente deluje kao vema dobro producirana montaža porodičnih videa i arhivskog materijala Razlog za to je najmanje što … Continue reading Druga strana svega (2017)

Priča o dva “Balkana”

Krajem 1896., Beograd i Zagreb su bili gradići sa oko 60.000 duša sa velikim ambicijama da postanu kulturni centri emancipujućih jugoslovenskih naroda. Te godine, oba grada su imala prve projekcije filmova braće Lumière. U Beogradu to se desilo na Terazijama, u gostionici  Zlatni Krst, 6. juna, manje od šest meseci od prvog javnog prikazivanja filma u Parizu, i prvi put na Balkanu. U Zargebu, malo … Continue reading Priča o dva “Balkana”

A primer in lostness: Into the woods

For those of us who feel a bit strange wandering through the thicket of life (especially post-uni, pre-fully-adult), and occasionally (melodramatically, egoistically?) despairing about the choices (made, possible, or impossible), Into the woods, brings our woes to the big screen, by way of fairytales, set to a lovely Sondheim score. Inspired by a psychoanalytical readings of fairytales, it premiered as a stage musical in 1986 in … Continue reading A primer in lostness: Into the woods

Century of Fakers: La Grande Bellezza/Frances Ha

It is a truth universally acknowledged, especially among those of tender soul, born in Europe, young and educated at some of its finest universities,  that the world is going to the dogs and that we are all doomed. Those with longer hair and penchant for floral prints see the doom in the impeding food shortage, those who are more into pashmina shawls and ethnic prints see it in political … Continue reading Century of Fakers: La Grande Bellezza/Frances Ha