The long-awaited film in Serbia, particularly in the city of Bor where it was shot, continues to torment me, even ten days after it had its premiere. My first impression which I immediately shared on Facebook with my friends after viewing were: God d**n it .. What a bl**dy disappointment! My thoughts are a bit calmer after these ten days, and hopefully, more objective.
Let me explain first why I experienced the film as a disappointment, not just a personal disappointment because of bad movie (which cost me about two hours of life and many, many nerves), but also as a disappointment of a director that I personally know, since we are, by chance, former neighbors and former classmates, and a disappointment for a town I live in.
The film is most terribly and painfully boring, and I think that there cannot be any dispute of that, whatever are the other qualities or flaws that film may possess. The plot of a movie is virtually non-existent, so the "Tilva Ro" can be called as movie" only in a abstract and general sense, as a set of loosely connected images and scenes.
Now to present (unfortunately the only) virtue of this film. Images that I mentioned, were beautiful in some moments! The film was shot on surreal locations of surface copper mine, which, by its colors and texture, extracted the movie from the complete disaster that hanged over it during all ninety minutes.
The second critical flaw is acting, that is, more precise, technical and semantic (un)quality of verbal discussions and body language of its main characters. None of the naturčik" teenagers of course, were expected to shine in this regard, but I was personally expecting at least to understand what they talked about?! (I mean, what's the point if people can not even understand what they're talking about ?!) Unfortunately, most of the movie is lost in some background noise, a quick burst of attempted sentences and a parody of Eastern Serbia dialect. The main characters are irritating and bl**dy stupid, and the only characters from the film with which I was able to establish any relationship were minor, mostly negative characters, which, paradoxically, 'cause of extremely poor performance of the main characters, turned positive!
The third essential aspect of movie which failed to develop is the point of the movie. idea. I mean, aren't they supposed to tell us something on the end? The only thing the film shows is the absolute idiocy and disorientation of a generation of teenagers who do not know what to do with their life. Yes, I agree, the country is fuc*ed up, the town of Bor is fuc*ed up, but these characters would be lost and ruined even if they were born on the virgin green fields of Switzerland!
Rating 3 (out of 10) is knowingly exaggerated because of my love for the hometown and national cinema in general. Great pity for the young director and his, with undeserved euphoria shrouded, firstborn ... We can only hope that his next film would offer little bit more sense.
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