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Serbia / Germany | 2015

Siniša Galić

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Siniša Galić

Jelena Ružić,
Siniša Galić

Director of photography:
Hannes Francke,
Falk Minkner

Film Editing:
Momas Schütze

Film School:
Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade,
University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Siniša Galić,
Nenad Okanović

Production Company:
Nema Love Filmkolektiv Berlin
& ETM Produkcija Beograd

Leni Wesselman
Jelena Rakočević-Cekić
Nenad Okanović
Boris Komnenić
Heiko Pinkowski
Ružica Sokić
Milan Kovačević
Jelica Sretenović
Višnja Obradović
Elisabeth Degen
Nadja Nedeljković



Anna, a young photojournalist from Berlin, travels to Serbia to make a photo documentary about refugees. Upon her arrival to Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, Anna finds out that she cannot carry out her task the way she planned. Through the cabdriver Džeki, she meets the distrustful but interesting young refugee Maja who works at a nearby fast food restaurant. Miserable with her life in Serbia, Maja dreams of a new beginning somewhere abroad. In an attempt to successfully finish her project, Anna starts photographing Maja, secretly making a documentary about her. Blinded by the wish to change her life, Maja does not realize Anna’s true intentions.


Director's Biography

Siniša Galić

Siniša Galić was born in 1984 in Tuzla (Yugoslavia). Since 1992 he lives in Berlin (Germany) where he finished his studies in audiovisual media and cinematography in 2013. In autumn 2014 he started a master class in film and TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade (Serbia). During the last years he worked as director, cinematographer, editor, production manager and assistant for German and Serbian film- and tv-productions. He directed several short films and documentaries which have been premiered at national and international film festivals. Open Cage is his thesis film.