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San zimske noci

San zimske noci
Jovana Mitic

Jovana Mitic

Screen Time: 40%
Role: Jovana
Age: 13 years old

 

San zimske noci

2004
Midwinter Night's Dream (International: English title)
Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Directed: Goran Paskaljevic
Country: Serbia and Montenegro
Language: Serbo-Croatian
Genre: Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402481

Summary

When Lazar (Lazar Ristovski) comes home to reclaim his mother's house in a desolate town outside Belgrade, he finds Jasna (Jasna Zalica) and her 12-year-old autistic daughter, Jovana (Jovana Mitic), squatting there. It emerges that he had deserted from the Serbian army, sickened by the atrocities his unit was ordered to commit against civilians.

He turns to alcohol and accidentally kills his best friend in a drunken fight. His return home is after a ten year jail sentence. Although his initial inclination is to throw Jasna and Jovana out of the house, a tentative friendship soon emerges.

Movie Reviews

Good, but depressing

Just saw this movie on the Seattle film festival. It is good movie, but at moments painful to watch. Excellent role of Lazar Ristovski, well done script about girl suffering from autism.

Young girl and her mom are refugees and they come to Lazar's house while he's in prison. After 10 years he gets back to his hometown and finds them in his apartment. At first, they leave the place, but he brings them back and starts his new life with them. Their relationship evolves and he falls in love with her. At the same time he accepts young girl as his own kid. Both of them try their best to help her and make her life more joyful.

This part of movie brings hope to a new family, but again life takes new turn. It's definitely worth watching but prepare to be depressed after that.

(~IMDb)