Serbia | 2013 | 112 minutes | Srdan Golubovic
Based on actual events, a soldier's father, a surgeon, and a widow struggle with the aftermath of Serbian violence in this three-part tale of memory, revenge, and redemption.
June 3, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
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June 9, 2013
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Circles is a well-crafted, brilliantly-acted, complex story about five people who were affected by a heroic act during the war in the Balkans, and an exploration of war wounds and their lasting emotional tolls. Bosnia—1993, Marko (Vuk Kostic), a soldier, interferes in a civilian being beaten by three fellow soldiers. Twelve years later, the war is over but not in people's souls. Marko's fiancée (Hristina Popovic) leaves her country and in her way tries to move on. Marko's father (Aleksander Bercek) is rebuilding a church. An unemployed young man (Nikola Rakocevic) offers to help him but Marko's father doesn't want anything to do with him. Marko's closest friend, a surgeon (Nebojša Glogova) who witnessed the beating, now must save the life of a killer. And Haris (Leon Lucev) who was the Muslim civilian in the altercation, and now lives in Germany, finds a way to pay back the people who saved him. Director Srdan Golubovic gradually reveals the true-life events by the end of the film but hardly needs to spell them out.
Srdan Golubovic was born in 1972 in Belgrade. His first film Absolute Hundred (2001) was featured in over 30 international film festivals, winning 10 international and 19 local awards, and his second film, The Trap (2007), was shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®. Golubovic currently teaches Film Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.
|Principal Cast:||Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac, Hristina Popovic, Nikola Rakocevic|
|Country:||Serbia, Germany, France, Croatia, Slovenia|
|Running Time:||112 minutes|
|Producer:||Jelena Mitrovic, Alexander Ris, Emilie Georges, Boris T. Matic, Danijel Hocevar|
|Screenplay:||Srdjan Koljevic, Melina Pota Koljevic|
|Awards:||Sundance Film Festival 2013 (World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award); Berlin Film Festival 2013 (Prize of the Ecumenical Jury)|
|Filmography:||The Trap (2007); Absolute Hundred (2001)|
|International Sales:||Memento Films|