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    • New Talents Open Call
      Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF) began in The Netherlands in 2008 with the idea to offer Dutch and international audiences a unique glimpse into the cinema of their neighbors from Eastern and Southern Europe. This annual event presents the most recent, exciting, and thought‐provoking films, from countries with small, but often powerful film industries, that… Read more: New Talents Open Call
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DirectorSrdan Golubovic
ProducerBas Celik; A.S.A.P. Films, Neue Mediopolis, Vertigo, Propeler Film, SCCA/pro.ba, ZDF Arte, Arte France
WriterSrdan Golubovic, Ognjen Svilicic
CameraAleksandar Ilic
EditorPetar Markovic
CastGoran Bogdan, Boris Isakovic, Milica Janevski, Nada Sargin
Original TitleOTAC
Length120 min
CountrySerbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Slovenia/Germany/France

Premiered and awarded at Berlinale 2020, this exciting drama is made by one of the best contemporary Serbian directors, Srdan Golubovic. A compelling family tragedy of parents in their search of justice and their desperate acts as they attempt to protect their children, inspired by a true story. The film is shortlisted for the European Film Academy or ‘European Oscars’.


Seeing no exit from absolute poverty, Biljana commits a last desperate act and ends up in a psychiatric ward. Social services take her children away from her husband Nikola, with the justification that their level of poverty is unacceptable for children to live in. This awakens an unseen determination in Nikola to bring back his family by embarking on the risky trip. When he decides to start a 300 kilometres journey to the capital, on foot, he seems delusional. Many people he meets along the road are persuading him out of his ideas, offering alternative solutions in an attempt to dispel his hope. However, his determination never ceases and he never loses hope. This road movie is a search for justice, a struggle of an ordinary man against a corrupted bureaucratic system. Based on true story of a man who walked across half of Serbia to appeal losing his children. Fantastic performance of the Croatian actor Goran Bogdan.