May 31st "Neprijatelj (The enemy)" by Dejan Zečević (Serbia, 2011)
June 1st "White white world" by Oleg Novkovic (Serbia, 2010)
VENUE: Museum of Contemporary Art, Staendertorvet 3 A, Roskilde - 8 pm
Focus on Serbia.
In Neprijatelj (The enemy) the year is 1995. A small engineering squad has welcomed the Dayton Agreement in the mountains, not far from the ruins of a local factory that was destroyed in combat. In this strange atmosphere, the squad finds a walled-in basement in the factory ruins – and inside it a man, which quietly sits behind a desk, next to an ashtray filled with cigarette buds, as if he was actually waiting for them. Soldiers immediately conclude that this man is out of his mind – as he soon confirms, by presenting himself as Daba The Lame, a demiurge dreaming of a material world, but with it a Pandora’s box is opening…
In White white world we are in the town of Bor, a deteriorating mining centre in southeast Serbia, where King lives. He is a man of about 40, once a miner, now a local bar owner. He was once involved with Ruzica, the town beauty and the wife of his boxing coach Animal. When Animal found out about their affair, Ruzica killed him. After seven years in jail Ruzica comes back to Bor. She goes to see King, only to find out that he is involved with another woman: her young daughter Rosa. In the director's words: "This is a movie about destruction and collapse. This is a movie about longing for living and longing for death. And most of all, this is a movie about indestructible life, because lives can, but life cannot be destroyed".