The Beheading of St John the Baptist

Siniša Cvetić


A portrait of a family and its black sheep and the youngest member, Jovan. We follow them during a single day and in a single space, as they are celebrating The Beheading of St John the Baptist, their patron saint day, in their apartment. The parents are hiding their impending divorce from Jovan and their guests, while Jovan tries to hide his drug habit, as he hopes to get abducted by the aliens that would relaease him from his desperate and pointless existence as an Earthling. Things slowly escalate. Fueled by celebratory atmosphere and alcohol, as well as with the arrival of an unannounced guest, family secrets and conflicts get revealed. 

Режија / Director:
Siniša Cvetić

Сценарио / Screenplay:
David Jakovljević

Директор фотографије / Director of Photography:
Marko Milovanović

Монтажа / Film Editing:
Tihomir Dukić

Продуцент / Producer:
Zoran Janković

Продукцијска кућа / Production Company:
Кošutnjak film,
Filmski centar Srbije

Улоге / Cast:
Pavle Mensur,
Bojan Žirović,
Aleksandra Balmazović,
Marko Grabež,
Anita Ognjanović,
Zlatan Vidović,
Dubravka Kovjanić

Трајање / Duration:

Siniša Cvetić
Director's Biography
Siniša Cvetić

Born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1994. He studied Film and TV Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. During his studies he has made several short fiction and documentary films, including Compromise (2018), Dinosaur (2019), Execution (2019). For his final diploma film he directed a feature film The Beheading of St John the Baptist. The film premiered internationally at the Moscow International Film Festival. He is currently developing his second feature about the 16th century guerrilla soldiers from the Balkans called Hajduks.