“Srce je mudrih u kuci zalosti” aka “The Heart of the Wise Lives in the House of Sorrow”
Official DVD is still not available so I have decided to upload the film to everyone hoe find it interesting. With a budget of 50-60 thousend euros is the most cheapest film in 2009 in Serbia and big part of that budget is used for 35mm film copy. One of the bizarre moment is that the film was entered in Cape Winelands Film Festival in Capetown together with most expensive Serbian film that year “Sveti Georgije Ubiva Azdahu”
Film is very free adaptation of two old testament story, about Jona and Jacob and I have made that film because I was interested to see how that biblical element will adopt in contemporary Serbian society. For me it was partly experimental and lyrical and epic in same time and I think that film is more about some deep maybe irrational emotions for which I was thinking that Serbia could be a fertile ground.
Beside second award for screenplay at Serbian Screenplay Film Festival and some good critics film was generally not well received in official Serbian film circle but I supposed that reason for that is in the nature of the film which is far away from any kind of show biz or something similar.
Film was shoot in XD-Cam but it was later transferred in 35mm on demand Cairo International Film Festival but the making of the film copy was late so film was never shown there.
After two year film was shown at I think 20 film festival and received several award like for best subject at Lucania Film Festival Italy and Brigante d Oro for best film at Potenza International Film Festival where chairman of the jury was Gao Xingijan Nobel prize winner for literature in I think 2002.
I have to mention that in my opinion (neutral as much as I can) the acting of the Milivoje Obradovic who play the main film character is really superb, very rare approach in today Serbian cinematography.