Bosnia and Herzegovina
Village Without Women
In Southwest Serbia, atop a mountain and four kilometres from the nearest road, the Jankovic brothers hold down the fort in the womanless village of Zabrdje. Dragan, Zoran, and Rodoljub, along with their neighbour, Velimir, represent the entire population of what was once a vibrant rural community. They live in tough conditions. No running water, no roads, not even a hint of a woman’s touch. Not to mention, the three brothers still share the same bedroom. Zoran, the eldest brother, dreams of marrying a woman capable of handling life in Zabrdje. Can he fulfil his dream and renew hope in his village?
Srdjan Sarenac has MA in audiovisual management from Media Business School in Ronda,MA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrde, Serbia in 2000 and postgraduate studies in film screenplay at Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
He has 12 years of experience in directing documentaries, short movies, commercials, teen shows, drama series.
In 2003, he wrote and directed Poklon za Sanju (A Present For Sanja), which was selected for 10 international film festivals and broadcasted on national television.In 2004 he directed the documentary series How was made Bosnian Top lists of Surrealists, which premiered on a prime time show for New Year’s Eve 2004 and was the most viewed documentary series in Bosnia in 2004.In 2005 he directed the documentary “Selma – the best ballad written by Goran Bregovic”, which received the award for Best Movie shown out of official selection at the Documentary and Short Croatian Film Festival, in Zagreb. Srdjan started to develop his first feature, Spaseni (THE RESCUED) at the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam.His script THE RESCUED won «la Bourse d’Aide au Développement, at 28th Festival Cinéma Méditeranéen Montpellier 2006 and also was selected among 12 scripts in the Berlin Talent Project Market at Berlinale 2007.
At the moment he is at Nipkow residency in Berlin writing the script for his next movie.
Docu Talents From the East 2009 - 2009
THE RESCUED - - Winner of «la Bourse d’Aide au Développement, 28ème Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier 2006 “SELMA”- 15. Documentary and short Croatian film festival, Zagreb public award for best movie shown out of official selection