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Sex, Drugs and Videotapes. A Different Kind Of Serbian Film

SEX, DRUGS AND VIDEO TAPES. A DIFFERENT KIND OF SERBIAN FILM

Serbia is a cultural hotbed atop a socio-political fault line. Amongst the heat and turmoil artists making work are making some serious waves. Here Bturn turns us on to the new film makers illuminating the country. With Maja Miloš' new drama 'Clip' highlighting the vertiginous highs and dizzying lows of the Serbia's youth today being premiered at IFF Rotterdam Film Festival later this month, it's a good time to get acquainted. 

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The young Serbian film director tops our 2012 list with her upcoming drama Clip, exploring the tension between apathy and uncontrolled euphoria of teenagers captured in dismal Serbian everyday reality. Maja’s characters find escape in the parallel world of sex, drugs and video tapes, bound by energy they cannot control.

Combining fast, explicit imagery with an atmosphere of dreamy melancholy, Maja’s film is sure to raise some eyebrows in European cinema. The premiere is due later this month at IFF Rotterdam, where Clip is nominated for the Tiger Awards for best film. You’ll be able to catch it around global film events throughout the year.