PARALLEL SCREEN  / LUCIOLES (DE LEUR DISPARITION, DE LEUR APPARITION)

SOLES DE PRIMAVERA
SOLEILS DE PRINTEMPS
SPRINGTIME SUNS

Stefan IVANČIĆ

International premiere / firts film competition

Serbia, 2013, Colour, Red K 4, 23’

The end of the summer in the Serbian countryside. Four boys, friends and cousins, in between adolescence and adulthood, try to make the most of their holidays. Because they too are in the prime of life, and about to grow into young men. Followers of Renoir, with pure simplicity and casualness, emancipated from the ponderousness of a script, these four boys involve us in the nonchalance of their idleness, and in their free-flowing futility. Girls? Music? Mums? Certainly. But not only. In the course of some idle-talk, of a carefree swim in the river of time, or the vacuity of a sweet summer evening, the memory of communist past resurfaces, both idealized and slightly mocked, as opposed to a inevitable future in the West. After the holidays, one of them is going to London, another one to Switzerland, to “learn a serious job”; exile awaits them, for sure. In this first film showing skilful refinement and impressive mastery of the camera, Stefan Ivancić — one of the boys — considers the moments preceding major changes. Where can you find them? In the landscape? Yes. In the still uncertain half-grown bodies? Obviously. But also in songs, chanted old tunes from the days of yore — The Internationale or an ode to Che. Either hummed or sung in too high a voice, these ghostly compositions, distrustful of the great tales of History, leave the bodies stranded on the side of an on-going journey.

Jean-Pierre Rehm & Nicolas Féodoroff

Casting
Dimitrije Ivancic, Andrej Ivancic, Stefan Ivančić, Marko Grabez.

Original version : Serbo-croat. Subtitles : English. Image : Igor Djordjevic. Sound : Mladjan Matavulj. Editing : Jelena Maksimovic, Natasa Pantic. Distribution : Stefan Ivančić.

 

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