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"Ordinary People " (Serbia)

Presented by Tampa Bay International Film Festival

The Studio@620 will host Tampa Bay International Film Festival in an ongoing monthly series of internationally acclaimed films harvested from the Global Film Initiative catalog.   Tampa Bay International Film Festival presents these films as a fundraising effort to host a major festival in September 2013.  Your attendance will help make it happen.  Until then, see the world one film at a time!

Tampa Bay International Film Festival continues this month with a fourth installment of film from abroad.  Join us for the screening of "Ordinary People ", a Serbian film directed by Vladimir Perišic, on Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 7:00 PM


Ordinary People

Serbia, 2009 (79 minutes)

On a seemingly average day, a busload of young soldiers is sent to a remote location in the countryside and given a macabre task: the execution of a number of civilians. Dzoni, a green recruit, initially objects, but as he moves from one killing to the next, he is swept up by the spectre of military authority, and quickly becomes desensitized by the apparently routine nature of his task. As he nears the end of his assignment, the quiet horror of the day slowly begins to affect him, forcing a painful reconciliation with his actions. Set in an unspecified time of conflict in the Balkans, director Vladimir Perisic’s highly attuned and unsentimental lens captures the psychological toll of war on its participants, and the universal struggle of all soldiers to reconcile morality with action.

About the Director

Vladimir Perisic was born in Serbia in 1976. He studied film direction at the Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade and at La Femis, Paris, receiving his diploma from the Directing Department. He has directed several short films including Realitatvirtust and Miloch. His graduation film, Dremano Oko, was selected for Cinefondation at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2003. Ordinary People is his first feature film.


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