Serbia, 2012, 113 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany/France/Croatia/Slovenia
Topics: Drama, Political, War
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Serbian English Sub-Titles
Awards: Sundance: Special jury prize, Sarajevo: Audience Award
Bosnia, 1993: In the midst of the Yugoslav wars, Marko, a Serbian soldier, witnesses a brutal attack on Haris, a Muslim civilian, by three fellow soldiers. Marko intervenes and saves Haris, but must face the wrath of his countrymen.
Serbia, 2008: The war is over but the wounds of the conflict are still open, and the events of 12 years ago still reverberate for those who took part in them. Marko’s father is rebuilding a church in the countryside. When the son of one of the soldiers from the first episode offers his help, he hesitates. Marko’s friend, a renowned surgeon in Belgrade, faces terrible choices when told to operate on one of the three soldiers, now on the verge of death.
As for Haris, he now lives in Germany and is faced with a unique opportunity to repay his debt. "Circles is a film about guilt," director Golubovic explains. "About whether it is only the ones who committed the crime who are culpable, or whether it’s also those who witnessed the crime and failed to prevent it."
Winner: Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival
DIRECTOR: Srdan Golubovic
Producer: Jelena Mitrovic, Alexandre Ris
Editor: Marko Glusac
Screenwriter: Srdan Koljevic, Milena Pota Koljevic
Cinematographer: Aleksander Ilic
Music: Mario Schneider
Principal Cast: Aleksander Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac, Nikola Rakocevic, Marko Janketic
Filmography: The Trap (2007)
Absolute Hundred (2001)
Print Source: Memento Film International
Official Film Website