The Road

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    The Road


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    15 min

    • Montenegrin


    Like many people from former Yugoslavia, Slavko emigrated abroad many years ago to seek a better life. The time spent far from his homeland distanced him from his family and friends. Facing a severe illness, Slavko feels the need for redemption. He comes to Montenegro and passes a one-day journey in a difficult physical condition, gathering the courage to meet with his son, a silent boy who takes care of himself and his grandmother with the help of his neighbor. Why do people decide to do important things when they have the least time? Is the fear of death a necessary trigger that seeks and offers redemption?



    Branimir Popović
    Mirko Vlahović
    Nebojša Ilić
    Stefan Bošković
    Dalibor Tonković
    Vladimir Radovanović
    Senad Šahmanović

    Senad Šahmanović


    SENAD ŠAHMANOVIĆ (1982) completed three years of undergraduate studies (BA) and Specialistic studies of film and TV direction at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Cetinje – Montenegro. During the study he shot two short films, two short documentaries, several commercials and music videos. He also worked as an assistant director in film and theater. He took part in many workshops and panel discussions related to film and television (Berlinale Talents, Sarajevo Talent Campus, Nisi Masa, Midpoint, Balkan Documentary Discovery). His short film, TRANQUILITY OF BLOOD (2015), was screened so far in more than 50 international festivals (Tampere Film Festival, Odense Short Film Festival, Busan SFF) The film also won several awards: Grand Prix for Best Film at the Short Film Festival in Drama – Greece. Since January 2015 he collaborates as a director in the National Television of Montenegro, documentary department. His second short THE ROAD (2018) was presented at several international film festivals. He is currently working on SIRIN, which will be his first feature film.

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