Competition Programme

MERRY-GO-ROUND

Serbia / Switzerland | 2015

Luka Popadić

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Director:
Luka Popadić

Screenplay:
Luka Popadić

Director of Photography:
Ana Maria Vijdea

Film Editing:
Kislay,
Jelena Maksimović

Film School:
Film Camp Interaction

Producer:
Dejan Petrović,
Tal Siano,
Luka Popadić

Production Company:
Filmart
LP Film

Cast:
Požega Choir Girls

Duration:
15′

Synopsis

The movie depicts a Serbian choir, The Singing Women of Požega, a group of enthusiastic elderly women full of life who share their daily routine with us. Through poetic pictures, seasoned with a lot of humour, we learn about their views of love, joy as well as the ephemerality of life.

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Director's Biography

Luka Popadić

Luka Popadić was born in 1980 of Serbian parents and grew up in Baden, Switzerland. After studying political science in Zurich, he enrolled at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade as a film director, and earned his M.A. in 2014. During his studies, he made films that have been shown at more than 70 festivals around the world and awarded 20 times (The Golden Medal of Belgrade, Bronze Egg at the Küstendorf Film Festival, the Audience Award in Beijing). Upon graduation, he worked as an assistant to Želimir Žilnik in Serbia and Africa and he conducted an acting workshop in Belgrade with Scott Fielding. He is currently preparing the production of his first feature film.