Tilva Rosh
Tilva Roth

Film Title

Tilva Rosh

Screening:

    Sunday 02 October 18:15
  • Tuesday 04 October 12 Noon
  • All Tickets £5.00
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Runtime:

99 mins

Director: Nikola Ležaić Country: Serbia
Writer: Nikola Ležaić Original Format: Redcode Raw 4k
Dir. of Photography: Miloš Jaćimović Print Source: Visit Films
Producers: Uroš Tomić, Mina Đukić, Nikola Ležaić
Cast: Marko Todorović, Stefan Đorđević, Dunja Kovačević

Film Details

UK Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

Toda and Stefan are skaters who shoot Jackass-like videos. In a strange relationship of friendship and rivalry, they try to impress a girl they both like.

Review

Tilva RothStefan and Marko anticipate spending their summer skating as part of their crew Kolos, getting stoned in the countryside and filming Jackass style stunts as usual. But when Dunja, a girl with whom Stefan has an uncertain history, returns from Paris to hang out with them it puts pressure on the pair’s friendship. Set in Bor, Serbia, the site of the largest copper mine in Europe, Tilva Ros is the name of a hill that has now been completely excavated at the town’s quarry, becoming a potent symbol of change; change that Marko can’t seem to deal with.

So whilst Stefan prepares to enter university in Belgrade, Marko’s life seems to have stalled; unable to break away from the unravelling present he grudgingly attends courses at the employment service and takes out his frustrations on his friends. Meanwhile the apolitical slacker drama at the film’s heart contrasts sharply with the growing labour movement in the town and as the kids cruise around they find themselves drawn into the increasingly large protest marches.

Writer-director Nikola Lezaic’s depiction of small town ennui is incredibly naturalistic, helped considerably by the fact that his actors seem to be playing versions of themselves. It’s to his credit that he never makes an attempt to judge his characters or draw any pointed conclusions from events. Instead the film is littered with snatches of indie music and stretches of camcorder footage that lends it an incredibly intimate feel and maintains an impressive level of empathy with its wayward characters.

Dean Bowman

In Partnership With

DG ENLARG Southeast Europe: People and Culture is a project organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enlargement. It aims at raising awareness and showing another side of the countries of Southeast Europe that are hoping to join the EU in the future. http://www.southeast-europe.eu/home.html

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Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
SW1Y 4LR
London
www.appollocinemas.com

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