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04.10.12 Marina Galperina

With Clip’s looming Serbian release, director Maja Miloš previews one of the scenes that make up the film — an interaction shot by the young actors themselves on cellphone camers. This is her star, Isidora Simijonovic, being unsettling — from her convincing panting to her awkward dirty talk. Opening in Serbia shortly, Clip is a gritty look at the dismal reality […]

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02.03.12 Marina Galperina

The Rotterdam Film Festival’s audience is split on Maja Miloš’ Clip film and whether it’s an exploitative nightmare or a revelation. The film is dark, very sexually explicit and shot on cellphone cameras by the actors. The actors are all 14, 15 and 16 years old. […]

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01.03.11 Marina Galperina

A photograph of a $1.3 million Modigliani painting was recently discovered at Serbian war criminal Goran Hadžić’s friend’s house. Hadžić is wanted for war crimes, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and genocide, and, presumably, plans to survive in hiding by hustling in on the art market. Now that it’s in the news, they can’t snag […]

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06.29.10 Marina Galperina

This year’s Fantasia Film Festival brings a bundle of Serbian films to Montreal. Featuring: our previously previewed picks — the rural XXX cabaret of Life and Death of a Porno Gang and everyone’s favorite newborn-raping snuff star in A Serbian Film — and more. […]

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04.22.10 Marina Galperina

What is it with Serbia and snuff porn? While not as ostentatious on shock factor as A Serbian Film, Mladen Djordevic’s Life and Death of a Porno Gang seems like another sexually explicit gorefest, but it’s set in rural Balkan, so let’s go. Trailer is very NSFW. […]

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03.17.10 Marina Galperina

Porn and metaphorical monsters seem to be SXSW trends this year, but one film goes above and beyond in combining both. According to the peripheral chatter, all it needs is someone to pop up at the end and say, ‘The Aristocrats!’ […]

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