SRB / MNE / SVN 2014 87’
DIRECTED BY: Ivan Ikić
SCREENPLAY BY: Ivan Ikić
PRODUCED BY: Milan Stojanović
CAST: Željko Marković, Nenad Petrović “Flash”, Jasna Djuričić, Mirko Vlahović, Marina Vodeničar
With cold precision and without judgement, Ivan Ikić observes several young citizens of a small, Serbian town. Their lives are focused around the neighborhood carpet-hanger and football club, while their primary form of expression is violence. The main character is the fatherless Luka. “Barbarians” is far removed from the typical tale of sensitive youth lost in ruthless reality. It is a terrifying portrait of an unbelievable, hopeless world, where violence has no justification – it is a value in itself, not the means to fight for a better life.
Born in 1982 in Belgrade. He completed his studies in Film and Television directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and was named the best student of his generation. He attended Berlinale Talent Campus and Berlinale Dox Clinic in 2008. In 2010, he finished his feature documentary “Tarot Serbia!”. “Barbarians” is his feature film debut.