THE SCENT OF RAIN IN THE BALKANS

Ljubisa Samardzic

In Competition

SERBIA, 2010
National Premiere
Production:
Cinema Design
Director:
Ljubisa Samardzic
Executive producer: Mirjana Samardzic
Screenplay:
Djordje Milosavljevic, Nebojsa Romcevic
Director of Photography: Radoslav Vladic
Music:
Nemanja Musurovic
Production design:
Veljko Despotovic
Costumes:
Nevena Milovanovic
Editor: Marko Glusac
Cast: Predrag Ejdus, LJiljana Blagojevic, Mirka Vasiljevic, Aleksandra Bibic, Kalina Kovacevic, Tamara Dragicevic, Marija Vickovic,
Sinisa Ubovic,
Stefan Buzurovic, Milan Vasic,
Igor Damjanovic, Goran Navojec


 

 

 Ljubisa Samardzic

Sinopsis:

Based on the best-seller by Gordana Kuić, The Scent of Rain in the Balkans tells the true story of the Sephardic family Salom which lived in Sarajevo since the early 20th century until the end of World War II. The nine-member family lives through one of the most turbulent historic periods in the Balkans. The film represent a clash and dialogue of cultures and civilizations on the crossroads between the West and the East!

Ljubisa Samardzic

Filmography
 

Black Horses (2007)    Goose Feather (2004)    Bareground (2003)    Natasha (2001)    Sky Hook (2000)


Actor/Director/Producer. Born in Skopje (Macedonia) on 19. November 1936. Graduated from Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. One of the most popular actors of post-war Yugoslavia and Europe, whose name was on the top of the credits of more than 150 feature films. In 2000, Sky Hook won the Grand Prix at the Montpellier Film Festival and the Opera Prima at the Milan Film Festival. His second directorial effort Natasha (2001) won the Golden Arena for best female performance at the Pula Film Festival, the Grand Prix for best film at the International Film Festival in Albena (Bulgaria) and Artistic Expression at the MEDFilm 2002 in Rome . In 2003, Samardzic produced and directed Bare Ground which was screened in the official Panorama programme of the Berlin Film Festival. In 2004, he made Goose Feather which he also directed and produced. The film won Grand Prix for best movie at Herceg Novi (Montenegro) and it was a candidate for an Academy Award in 2005.

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