Archive Cinema City 2013.

Ice

Led

Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Year: 2012
Duration: 120 min

Director: Jelena Bajić Jočić
Scenario: Radoš Bajić

Cast: Velimir Bata Živojinović, Nela Mihajlović, Olga Odanović, Momčilo Otašević, Nenad Jezdić, Rale Milenković, Nedeljko Bajić, Biljana Mišić, Dubravko Jovanović Special guests: Radoš Bajić and Emir Hadžihafizbegović

Programme selection: National Class

Original language: Serbian
Subtitles: English

Synopsis:

The film ICE represents an apotheosis of loyalty and love.

The story focuses on the lives of archetypal characters and metaphorically represents the inexorable uprooting of a Serbian family during the 1970s, the demise and disappearance of hamlets and villages in the magnificent Šumadija, the most beautiful region of central Serbia.

Set in Šumadija’s Radomilje village during the period of false bliss in Yugoslavia during the last decade of Tito’s life – in 1976, the dramatic plot is centred around young, 20-year-old, villager Milivoje, who lives with his mother Stana, grandfather Životije and grandmother Saveta.

Milivoje is torn and haunted by the portentous and foreboding memories of the harrowing death of his father in a quarry 10 years earlier, when he was still a boy.

The screenplay for the film version of ICE is based on the themes of the 1976 monodrama of the same name, which was written by renowned Serbian scriptwriter, actor and director Radoš Bajić.

Starring: Velimir Bata Živojinović, Nela Mihailović, Olga Odanović, Momčilo Otašević, Nenad Jezdić, Rale Milenković, Nedeljko Bajić, Biljana Mišić, Dubravko Jovanović and others. Special guest stars: Emir Hadžihafizbegović and Radoš Bajić.

ICE is the debut work of young director Jelena Bajić –Jočić.