Jovan Markovic Opened the Days of Serbian Cinema at the 15th Kazan Muslim Film Festival
26 April 2019News
The opening of the Days of Serbian Cinema held at Mir Cinema as a part of the parallel program of the 15th Kazan Muslim Film Festival. The presentation was attended by a Serbian scriptwriter and producer, the chairman of the Serbian Union of Cinematographers, the creator of over 100 documentaries and 25 scenarios, a member of the jury board of the 15th edition of the festival, Jovan Markovic and a director from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milana Mayar.
‘I am happy to be in Tatarstan. In Kazan, I feel like at home: a clear and blue sky, beautiful and kind people. I was invited to the festival by its executive director, Milyausha Aytuganova. We met in Bangladesh, where I was also a member of the jury board. I would like to highlight that the program presented in Kazan deserves special attention. I discovered Muslim films 10-15 years ago. Comparing to the West, where cinematography is experiencing a crisis, the film production of Muslim countries is rising’, said Jovan Markovic.
Milana Mayar told about the role of women in the film industry of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where it is still impossible to talk about gender equality in this field. She believes that women can make action films and spy movies no worse than men making romantic comedies.
At the opening of the Days of Serbian Cinema, the following films were screened: ‘Agentine Tango’ by Goran Paskalevich, ‘Prison Prayer’ by Miljan Gozik and ‘Silence’ by Rodoslav Vladic. Markovic spoke about his documentary and feature films, sharing the insight from the filming process of ‘It's time to love’, ‘Custodians of Silence’ and ‘Temptation’.
‘What is special in Serbian cinema? It is black humour. It helps us to be open and touch any issues. Of course, first of all, we laugh at ourselves, not being embarrassed by this. Serbs is a small, but an unusually talented people’, concluded the director.