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DirectorStefan Ivancic
ProducerMina Djukic – Film House Kiselo Dete
CastOgnjen Zlatic, Dubravka Kovjanic, Igor Bencina, Nikola Stanulovic, Mihajlo Petkovic
WriterStefan Djordjevic, Andrijana Stojkovic
CameraStefan Djordjevic
EditorDragan von Petrovic, Milena Z. Petrovic
SoundJakov Munizaba
ScreeningSat 10 November | 13:15 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Sun 11 November | 14:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Original TitleKamen u ruci
Length14 min

Screened in ACID Cannes selection, this short feature brings up an embittered 11-year-old boy’s perspective on his parents’ separation. Dutch Premiere


Industrial wastelands of the small town in Serbia provide a playground and a safe space for a 11-year-old Ivica. He is spending his days exploring the abandoned terrains with a group of peers. Today he is in a less exploratory mood, as he learns about the most disturbing event of his life – his parents’ divorce.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Belgrade Documentary and Short FF, 2017 – Best Director | FeKK Ljubljana Short FF, 2017 – Grand Prize | ACID Cannes FF, 2017 | Interfilm, International Short FF Berlin, 2017 | Film Front, Serbia 2017 – Special Mention | Basta Fest, Serbia 2017 – Best Cinematography | Motovun FF, 2017 | European Film Festival Palic, 2017 | Thessaloniki IFF, 2017 | Pula FF, 2018 | Fribourg IFF, 2018

Director’s bio

Stefan Ivancic (Yugoslavia, 1985) graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade. His short film SOLES DE PRIMAVERA (2013) had its international premiere at FID Marseille and has been selected at festivals such as Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Torino and Seville, among other. His documentary 1973 (2014) had its premiere at Visions du Reel and his graduation film MOONLESS SUMMER (2014) was selected for the Festival de Cannes, Cinefondation. His films have received a great number of national and international awards.

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