On the outskirts of Serbia’s capital, Belgrade lies one of the biggest landfills in Europe – Vinča. Once an archaeological site of the European Neolithic, this toxic place, unsettled by fires, is a workplace for a community of plastic bottle collectors – Bottlemen. In this documentary-western, we follow the last days of this community before their jobs become obsolete, as we focus on the struggle of a good-hearted boxer, Yanika, to be a group leader in a chaotic system.
Nemanja Vojinovic studied film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where he graduated in 2012. His short documentary film Reality, Fuck off won awards at regional and international festivals. In 2013, he directed his first feature film Where is Nadja? He made his feature documentary debut as a director and producer with Las Distancias (2017), in which he followed emigrants from Cuba to the United States. Nemanja is a Member of the Association of Documentary Filmmakers of Serbia, DOKSERBIA.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sarajevo Film Festival – Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary
DIRECTOR: Nemanja Vojinović
COUNTRY: Serbia, Slovenia
PRODUCTION: Rt dobre Nade
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