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Film of the Week: I Will Marry the Whole Village

At first glance everything seems to be all right in the picturesque village in the hilly southern Serbia, and there is one man who keeps dreaming about love, about marriage and offspring. Not only about his own, though, but all the village bachelors’. With an omnipresent sound of folk music this documentary voyage aims for natural mating balance that is being sung about in the lyrics of the songs.

Thanks to its cordial narration full of optimism, I Will Marry the Whole Village has been successful at international film events. After the screenings at IDFA in Amsterdam, Full Frame Festival in Durham and Al Jazeera Documentary Festival in Qatar, Zejlko Mirkovic’s documentary will enjoy new audiences as it has been selected for the competition at Miradas Doc which takes place in from October 28 through November 5, 2011. However, with a valid Industry Programme pass, you may also visit this year’s East Silver Market in Jihlava (October 25 – 30, 2011) and find out about the qualities of the outstanding documentary.

October 25 - 30, 2011
Jihlava / CZ


I Will Marry the Whole Village

Production company: Optimistic film, Taskovski Films, Optimistic Film

Ozenicu Celo Selo , Serbia, 2010, 57 min, Digi Beta, DVD, HD, Arts and Culture, Personal View, Social Issues

Funny sad doc fairy tale story an ordinary man who wants to change the system. Peca, an accordion player, have decided to marry all the unmarried men in his village. His motto is „I’m going to marry the whole village, even if I regret it“ He is naive, he is a modern Don Quixote.Doccomedy – a music documentary about a Serbian village and an ordinary man who wants to change the system. Peca, has decided to take the matter into his own hands and to carry out a great project aiming at marrying the young and old by attracting women to the village.And to get married himself in the end.