Foreign films – you either love them or hate them.
For us, foreign films are our inspiration. They make us want to travel the world, learn new languages, and be part of the rich tapestry of life.
From a filmmaking perspective, we love how foreign films push the boundaries and have little interest in non-confronting topics. It’s their emotive storylines, daring plot twists and conversational themes that keep us choosing foreign films time and time again.
Our love of foreign films recently took us to the annual Serbian Film Festival. What an awesome event! With European food, spirited people and the best in Serbian cinema on offer, what’s not to love?
Ok, so maybe we’re a little biased towards all things Serbian. We (Gothic Zen Studios) travelled their recently and Goran, our Creative Director, has Serbian heritage. So, yes we have a soft spot for Serbia, but the film festival genuinely left us feeling wowed!
The highlight of the evening was Enclave, the showcase film of the festival. It’s a highly emotive story about hardships, growing up and survival. It surprised us how much we enjoyed a film set in war-torn lands; it’s one film we’ll be drawing inspiration from for a long time. Enclave was even in the running to win an Oscar!
Meeting the Director
Goran Radovanovic is the Serbian writer and director who crafted this masterpiece. He’s well-known in Serbia and has already received many accolades for his work.
We were stoked to meet Mr Radovanovic at the festival opening!! He was kind enough to share his time with us and and talk about the process of crafting Enclave. His humble nature and genuine love of filmmkaing makes him one of the great foreign filmmakers.
The Serbian Film Festival will be back next year. If you love foreign films, are a fan of Serb culture, or are just looking for a new experience, we highly recommend you visit the next Serbian Film Festival. You might see us there. 🙂