dir. DJORDIJE PETROVIC
A seemingly idyllic family weekend in the countryside, shaken up by a father’s recent love affair.
Nebojsa comes to the countryside with his wife and son, to celebrate his mother’s birthday. The family is trying to spend an idyllic weekend together, but the harmony is shaken up by Nebojsa’s recent love affair.
MAMUT | 2023 | 19 min | Serbia
|Vahid Dzankovic, Jelena Mihajlovic, Marko Miljkovic, Aleksandra Pleskonjic
FESTIVALS & AWARDS (SELECTION) Screen Power Film Festival – Best First-Time Filmmaker | FLIGHT – Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova | Wales International Film Festival | Serbest International Film Festival
“Mammoth” is a film about different ways a family struggles with communication and honesty. My (anti)hero is the father, a middle-aged man who cheated on his wife, can’t approach his son, scared of getting old and fearing death. He feels like a dying species – he’s the “mammoth”. His actions hurt the ones around him, and each in their weird, clumsy ways, tries to cope with their struggles: a woman hurt by his husband’s infidelity, a son trying to figure himself out in the midst of the scandal, a lonely grandmother who just wants to see her family more than once a year.
Đorđije Petrović was born on 28/05/2001 in Podgorica, Montenegro. He started his studies in 2020 at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, module Film and television directing. During the first two years of his studies, he directed seven short films, four short fiction and three documentaries. Some of them were screened at multiple local and international film festivals. (“Mammoth” – Wales International Film Festival, Serbest International Film Festival; “Someday We’ll Laugh About This”- Visegrad Film Forum, Short Shot Fest; “Summer Day Beams” – Best Film at the Smotra kratke video forme Podgorica; Short Documentary Film Festival Bistre Reke).