Schedule on the Cinema City festival: Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 @ 17:00 - Beogradska Indoor Cinema
Movie The Return is a kind of a psychological study, told through a thriller genre, about a repatriate who after 40 years returns to his home town where he has no family left. Following him, his friends from the USA are trying to take him back, and a small village in Vojvodina is starting to feel alive like never before. Felling guilty for leaving behind and failing the people who brought him up, and not being able to protect his new family in the USA, protagonist torn by the suspicion, unable to perceive objectively the events surrounding him, believing more in the surreal than evident answers, all the while not knowing whether coming back home means returning to his home town or by leaving it and going back to place where his spent his whole life – in a foreign land.
Predrag Jaksic graduated at Dramaturgy Department, Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. He ﬁnished his Master studies at the same department in 2013. He is currently working on his PhD thesis in Theory of Culture and Media, at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. He directed two short ﬁlms, Above the Mud (2011) and A Poet (2013). “The Return” is his ﬁrst feature ﬁ lm. He writes poetry, plays, short stories. He has also published essays on ﬁ lm and ﬁ lm creators within Yugoslav Kinoteka Program. He is married with Milica Jaksic. He lives in Stara Pazova, Serbia.