World Cinema - Feature
MAMAROSH, Momcilo Mrdakovic
Serbia, Germany and Hungary / 2013 / 106 min / English + Serbian & Hungarian w/English sub-titles
Dreamy, middle-age guy Pera is film projectionist and still lives with his mother Mara in Belgrade. Pera is also film aficionado and quite content to be in his mother’s company. In 1999, NATO begins bombing Serbia in hopes of ending the war. Pera and Mara become homeless refugees.
A very surreal journey ensues, and Pera and Mara end up in New York. Pera soon realizes he cannot do his old job anymore, one he loves so much. While he and his mother were trying to survive, the new age of cinema digital projection was born. While musing over some discarded projectors an idea dawns upon our hero, making his mission in life clear as celluloid.
Screenplay:Momčilo Mrdaković / Producers: Fatih Akin, Klaus Maeck, Igor Turčinović, Momčilo Mrdaković / Cinematographers: János Vecsernyés, Dušan Ivanović, Gerard Brigante / Editors: Vessela Martschevski, Nemanja Tasić, Rade Popović / Music: Nicola Piovani / Principal Cast: Bogdan Diklić, Mira Banjac, Bane Vidaković, Anita Mančić / Contact: Momcilo Mrdakovicmiramarfilm@gmail.com
THE DIRECTOR: After graduating Belgrade University in Architecture, Momcilo Mrdakovic went on to work in film production. Eventually he became a Second Unit Director/Assistant Director in many projects. One of them was Emir Kusturica’s UNDERGROUND that was awarded with the Golden Palm at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. Mr. Mrdakovic’s first screenplay ITS ME THE HERO won the Hartley Merrill Screenwriting Competition Award. This award was given in collaboration with The Screen Writers Guild of America. MAMAROSH is his first feature film.
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