Chicken elections is a film on contemporary social life in the rural Balkans. In this story an old Serbian peasant woman is trying to learn how to operate a used cell phone which she got from her grandchild, a local traffic policeman... Finally, when she somehow learns to use it, she dies...So, this story becomes the metaphor of the dying province and the absurdity of the development in transition countries...Chicken Election is funny, sad and beatiful ironic story of solitude, depopulation, and death before death...
With Fidel Whatever Happens
Sierra Maestra, Cuba, 850 km east of Havana. The day before the celebration of the 52nd anniversary of the Revolution. An old man is repairing a few decades old motorcycle. A young dentist is trying to find some transport to a clinic in remote mountains. A middle-aged married couple run a public telephone booth in their modest house for villagers who have no phone. Fates of these people and many other inhabitants of Sierra Maestra are depicted on a day of ideological ecstasy, the day of the celebration of the 52nd anniversary of the Revolution. And the following day? The next day, driven by inertia, they all return to the rhythm of everyday life which is the same and is not very promising. But the revolution continues... For how long?
The free market and competition principles do not only govern the upper strata of society, but also determine marginal lives. In this respect, the life of drifters and other outcasts does not differ from that of the bourgeoisie. Columba urbica is a tragicomic illustration of that fact. The film, having as its subtitle 'short Darwinian film in Belgrade 1994', shows the survival strategy of the gypsy Jasar Dzemalov, who lives in an illegal, humble dwelling he has built against a medieval castle in Belgrade. For a long time he provided for himself by taking food from trash cans, but due to increased competition the war inflation in Belgrade has reduced many aged people to beggary he was forced to find his food in another way. An inventive solution sprang to his mind when he saw the city's pigeons. Now he usually eats them with relish: "I mainly eat like a prince."
Born in Belgrade in 1957. Graduated art history from Belgrade`s Faculty of Philosophy in 1982. Between 1977 and 1980 - scholarship in Munichandnbsp;awarded by the Goethe Institute. After his return to Belgrade, he worked as a film critic (for the magazines Vidici and Filmograf as well as for Radio Belgrade`s Third Programme). Since 1994 he focuses to the documentary film and cooperation with independent media. In 1996 - founded independent production company Principal Film. Lectures at Tisch School of Arts
1. Voigtlaender, 1896., 1988 (writer & director/short metre film), 14 min2. Terasa (The Terrace), 1991 (writer & director/short metre film), 14 min3. Columba urbica, 1994 (writer & director/documentary film), 8 min4. U krugu drugom (Second Circle), 1998 (writer & director/documentary) 30 min5. Moja domovina -za unutrašnju upotrebu (My country – for internal use only) 2000, (writer and director/documentary), 24 min6. Maketa (Model House), 2000, (writer and director/documentary), 21 min7. OTPOR: The Fight To Save Serbia, 2001, (writer and director/documentary), 52 min8. CASTING – A South East Europe Transition Film, 2003 (writer and director/documentary), 52 min 9. Chicken Elections – 2005, (writer & director/docu-fiction), 48 min10. Hitna pomoć (The Ambulance) – 2009, writer & director, feature, 84 min11. Con Fidel pase lo que pase - 2011 (With Fidel whatever happens) – writer & director, docu- drama, 47 min Retrospective of documentary films of Goran Radovanovic took place in Barcelona 2006, 2007, Havana 2010, Vienna 2011.. Goran Radovanovic's films have been shown in the official programmes of ex-Yugoslav and numerous international film festivals (Montreal, Locarno, Mannheim, Moscow, Amsterdam, Torino, Havana, Tampere, Cracow, Vancouver, Hamburg, Lisbon, Bombay, Potsdam, Trieste, New York, Geneva, Oberhausen, Jerusalem, Barcelona, Rome, Seattle, Toronto, Basel, Milan, Kyoto, Prague, Thessalonica, Zurich, Prague, Istanbul, Boston, Tokyo, Chicago, Singapore, Sarajevo, Sofia, Los Angeles, Madrid, Vienna, Kiev, Bucharest, Brussels, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Oxford, Philadelphia, Washington D.C, Tel Aviv, Taiwan, Mexico City, Antalya, Montpellier, Brussels, Regensburg, Tui, Porto, Athens, Austin, Havana, San Antonio, Kansas City etc. ). AWARDS:1. Second prize for the screenplay of the feature film "Oktoberfest" at National Feature Film Festival in Vrnjacka banja, 1987. 2. First prize for the screenplay of the TV film "Vizantija 1988." at the Yugoslav competition organized by Sarajevo TV in 1987.3. Gold medal of the city of Belgrade as best director for the documentary "Columba urbica" at the Festival of Documentary and Short Metre Film in Belgrade, 1994.4. The best short film at Cinema Giovani for "Columba urbica", Torino, 1995.5. Special prize for "Columba urbica" at the VII Documentary Film Festival Malaposta-Lisbon, 1996.6. Best minority film for "Columba urbica" at Mediawave, Gyoer, 19967. Cerificate of merit for "Columba urbica", Hamburg, 19968. Special prize for the documentary "Second circle" at the Independent Television Festival in Kosice (Slovakia)9. National documentary prize for "My country (for internal use only)", Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, 2000.10. The Best foreign Film for "My country (for internal use only)", Carolina Film and Video Festival, 200011. Special prize for "My country (for internal use only)", at 16.North-South Media Festival, Geneve 200012. The best documentary for "My country (for internal use only)", "Elektrozine", Ibiza, 200013. The best film for "My country (for internal use only)",San Antonio,USA, June 200014. The best film (premio Giampaolo Bernagozzi) for "My country (for internal use only)" , Montecatini Terme, ItalyJuly 200015. Special prize for "My country (for internal use only)", Archipelago – Festival of Short Films & New Images", Rome 200016. The best documentary for "My country (for internal use only)",Seattle Summer Film and Video Festival, USA, July 200017. The best international film for "My country (for internal use only)" at "Cinematexas", Austin, USA, October 200018. "Festival International of Video and Multimedia", Canaria, Spain, October 2000. The Best documentary Film for "My country (for internal use only)" 19. Gava International Environmental Film Festival, Barcelona, October 2000, The Best Documentary Film for "My country (for internal use only)"20. ALTER-NATIVE 8, Romania, November 2000, The Best non-fiction Film for "My country (for internal use only)"21. International Bochumer Video Festival (Germany), May 2001 – the best video for "Model House"12. Alternative Film Festival, Picciano (PE) Italy, October 2001 – special mention for “Model House”23. Tokyo Video Festival, March 2002, Video Communication Award for “Model House”24.”Sofia International Film Festival, March 2004, THE BITTER CUP AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY of the Journalism and Mass Communication Faculty at the St. Kliment Okhridsky Sofia University for “Casting” 25. Documenta Madrid, May 2004, the prize for “Best Social Values” for “CASTING”26. “PLAY DOC” – 1st International Documentary Film Festival, Tui, Spain, March 2005, Grand Prix for CASTING27. 52nd International Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, April 2005, Best National Film for “Chicken Elections”28. 52nd International Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, April 2005, FIPRESCI AWARD for “Chicken Elections”29. 52nd International Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, April 2005, Award of Belgrade critics and journalists for “Chicken Elections”30. Silver Wolf Nomination at IDFA 2005 for “Chicken Elections”, Amsterdam, November 200531. VERA International Documentary Film Festival, Aland, Finland, March 2006, Audience Award for “Chicken Elections”32. The City of Belgrade Award for outstanding film achievement in 2006 for “Chicken Elections”33. Grand Prix for “Chicken Elections, “Flahertiana”, Perm, Russia, 200634. 8. AVANCA 2006, Special Mention for“Chicken Elections”, Portugal, July 200635. Taiwan International Documentary Festival, PTS Audience Choice Award for “Chicken Elections”, October 200636. AVANCA 2011, Grand Prix for “The Ambulance”, Portugal, July 2006
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