28/05/2009 05:12

Première at the Festival: The Ambulance

The Ambulance, directed by Goran Radovanović will represent Serbia in the official program at the International Film Festival in Montreal where it will compete for awards within the ‘First Films World Competition’. This A category festival will take place from 27th August to 7th September 2009. Serbian première will take place on 12th June within the selection National Class of the Cinema City festival in Novi Sad.

This is a Serbian-Greek-German co-production which covers some of the most important events in the recent Serbian history, from 5th October when Đindjić was killed until today. Vesna Trivalić, Nenad Jezdić, Nataša Ninković, Sonja Kolačarić and Tanasije Uzunović play the leading roles. Cinematography was done by Radoslav Vladić, sets by Vladislav Laišić, editing by Andrija Zafranović and music was composed by Aleksandar Sanja Ilić.

The Ambulance is a contemporary film which reveals the drama of the drastic changes in Serbian society at the turn of the century. It is a story about the breakdown of the last totalitarian regime in Europe in 2000 and the time leading to the moment when the fragile Serbian democracy was knocking at the doors of European Union seven years later and we follow the change through the development of the ambulance service. Following the guidelines of poetic (neo)realism, the story is presented in three segments, in three time frames but with interconnected characters. And there’s the dream…

Audience will be able to see the film on Friday, 12th June at 8pm in the big hall of the Serbian National Theatre. The film will be competing for the awards in the following categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Photography and Best Editing.