Zillion film started shooting feature movie “Svetozar Miletić”
Directed by Darko Bajic and produced under the supervision of Lazar Ristovsky and Zillion, the shooting of a feature film about the former politician, mayor of Novi Sad and lawyer Svetozar Miletic (1826-1901) and his struggle for the annexation of Vojvodina to the Kingdom of Serbia began on October 4. The “First Klapa” was attended by Serbian Minister of Culture and Information Vladan Vukosavljevic and Prime Minister of Vojvodina Igor Mirovic.
The film is based on a screenplay by Milovan Vitezovic, dramatized by Kosta Peshevski, Slobodan Terzic and director. The film is produced by Zillion Film and executive produced by The Košutnjak Film; producer is Lazar Ristovski, executive producer Zoran Jankovic, and editor in cheaf is Slobodan Terzic.
The director of photography is Zoran Jovanovic Zofr, S.A.S., set designer is Dejan Andjelkovic, costume designer Boris Cakshiran, and mask author is Aleksandar Rasinac Kempes. The roles are interpreted by: Ljubomir Bandovic, Zarko Lausevic, Katarina Zutic, Anja Pavicevic, Andrija Kuzmanovic, Nikola Ristanovski, Milutin Mima Karadzic, Dragan Petrovic Pele, Radovan Vujovic, Ana Franic, Arpad Mesaros, Atila Giric, Aleksandar Matic, Ivan Bekyarev, Jovan Pavle Mensur, Isidora Jankovic…
Regarding the first day of shooting, director Darko Bajic said that “the dramatic text of Milovan Vitezovic is not only an excellent screenplay for the film, which, while respecting the genre of biographically historical film, illuminates a part of Serbian history, it is also a monumental drama about the unwavering belief in one’s ideals. Persistence in the struggle to preserve the tradition and uniqueness of the Serbian people is the light that illuminates and inspires future generations. The film about Svetozar Miletic is a story of a fighter who seeks justice for his people, but also of the influence of the powerful to create and transgress history. From pioneers in the fight for the emancipation of women, both in the Balkans and in the world, Milica’s (Svetozars daughter) perspective brings a more layered and deeper reflection on the epoch and social relations of the 19th century, which are the foundations of the modern Serbian state.
The film will be filmed for seven weeks at locations in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, Vrsac, Subotica and Sombor, and will premiere in May 2020 in Novi Sad.
This project is supported by: Government of Vojvodina, Film Center of Serbia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, City of Novi Sad, as well as local parts of AP Vojvodina: Stara Pazova, Kula, Novi Bečej, Čoka, Mali Idjos, Odzaci, Kanjiža, Irig, Opovo, Titel , Backa Palanka, Plandiste, Bac, Sid, Bečej, Beocin, Backa Topola, Ada, Zitiste, Srbobran, Caves, Odzaci, Secanj, Apatin, Sombor, Zrenjanin, Subotica and Kikinda. Sponsors of the film are: Comtrade, Voda Voda, RTV, Ribarsko ostrvo and Hotel President.