Archive of films Roots / Koreni

Serbia
2021, 80 min

Section: East of the West Competition
Year: 2021

A silent landscape flashes past the windows of a moving car conveying different sets of passengers. The conversations veer towards such diverse themes as carol-singing, nuclear waste, and the dangers of hornets’ nests. Tea Lukač’s anthropological probe gets by with a minimum of cinematic devices in order to deliver a focused study of the phenomena of memory, history and tradition.


Synopsis

A silent landscape flashes past the windows of a moving car conveying different sets of passengers. The conversations veer towards all manner of different themes – fistfuls of chocolate grabbed during carol-singing, a petition opposing the disposal of nuclear waste, or a skirmish with a hornets’ nest. Where ethnographic films tend towards description and objectivity, Tea Lukač’s anthropological probe uses staged scenes in order to create a mosaic of stories, whether voiced or intimated. This conceptual debut comprises only a few dominant aesthetic elements, thus giving rise to a more focused study of the phenomena of memory, history and tradition. Emphasis is placed on the sensory experience which nonetheless never detracts from the authenticity of the scenes and recorded testimonies.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Tea Lukač (1989, Serbia). Selected filmography: The Dearest Ones (Najmiliji, 2010, short), The Most Important Boy in the World (2016, doc., student film), Belonging (Pripadnost, 2020, medium-length doc.), Roots (Koreni, 2021, doc.).

Contacts

NANA 143
Beogradska 3, 15300, Loznica
Serbia
E-mail: [email protected]

Publicity contact

Mirjam Wiekenkamp
Germany
Tel: +490 176 287 718 39
E-mail: [email protected]

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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West Competition
   
Director: Tea Lukač
Dir. of Photography: Sara Preradović
Editor: Nataša Pantić
Producer: Andrijana Sofranić Šućur
Production: Nana 143
Coproduction: Set Sail Films
Contact: NANA 143, Mirjam Wiekenkamp

Guests

Tea Lukač

Film Director

Andrijana Sofranić Šućur

Producer


Goran Todorić

Producer

Nataša Pantić

Editor


Bojan Palikuća

Sound Designer

Nemanja Šućur

Set Designer


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