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RAKIJADA

Nikola Ilić | Serbia, Switzerland 2016 | 20 Min. | OmeU

Tuesday, 09.05.2017, 7:30 pm | tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal
(Award Ceremony & ISA Short Film Programme)

Wednesday, 10.05.2017, 8 pm | tickets
Votiv Kino | votiv3

Filmmaker present
AUSTRIAN PREMIERE

This film is nominated for the International Shorts Award (ISA).

 

From the heart of Serbia comes a story of an Eastern Asterix and Obelix saga: Pranjani is a small village in central Serbia. Locals earn their living abroad or as farmers. Many count themselves among the Chetniks, Serbian patriots and WWII resistance fighters. So far, so normal. But every May, the Rakijada takes place - a championship that is all about who can drink the most, balance on wooden poles and brew the best magic potion – Rakija, plum brandy. A portrait of a sleepy village that shines a new light on the Serbian soul, while never losing sight of the typical humour of the Balkans.

Biography

Nikola Ilić was born in Belgrade in 1977. Since 2007 he's been living and working in Switzerland. He worked at the City Theatre of Lucerne for three years. In 2010 started studying at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts / Video Department where he graduated with a Bachelor degree in Summer 2013 with the short documentary KANTON JUGOSLAWIEN. Since 2013 he's been working as a freelancer in filmmaking & cinematography. Since 2014 he has the Swiss citizenship. His short documentary JUST ANOTHER DAY IN EGYPT was nominated for the national Swiss Movie Award 2016. Since 2016 he is a member of the Swiss Film Academy and lives in between Lucerne and Belgrade.

Awards

  • TWEAKLAB 2016 (Switzerland) *SHORTRUN AWARD*
  • INTERNATIONAL KURZFILMTAGEWINTERTHUR 2016 *SPECIAL MENTION*
  • ALBERT KÖCHLIN STIFTUNG 2017 *INNERSCHWEIZER FILMPREIS*
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