Serbia, 2008, 95 min
Direction: Uroš Stojanović
Cast: Sonja Kolarčić, Katarina Radivojević, Olivera Katarina, Stefan Kapičić, Nenad Jezdić
Selection: National Class
Čarlston za Ognjenku (Tears for Sale) by Uroš Stojanović is going to be shown in Cinema City Festival, in National Class Selection. On 30th of January, 2008, the movie had its premiere in Sava Centre in Belgrade. It was shot in summer 2005, but after the shooting, it entered a long phase of postproduction.
Čarlston za Ognjenku (Tears for Sale) shows Serbia during the twenties of the last century; Serbia in an excruciating phase of recovery after World War One. The war consequences are most obvious in examples of the deficit of male population – which is a demographic problem, especially serious in rural areas. An imaginary village Pokrp found itself in such a situation. Along with a mass of never kissed, hot blooded women, there is only an over-aged old man, Bisa left alive. When two sisters, Little Goddess and Ognjenka, helplessly trying to lose their virginity, leave him dead, they “successfully” enrage the rest of the village women. To calm them, they begin a journey searching for new men. Magical and unusual adventure, followed by the ghost of their strict grandmother, is about to begin for the two fiery yet naïve sisters…
Apart from photography, costumes, and excellent visual effects, a special feature of the movie is music by Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi.