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Teenage Marija arrives at an institution for children and youth with mental disabilities, where she befriends fiery Dragana. When they both fall in love with the more withdrawn Robert, their relationship turns sour. Condemned to a life of isolation and rigid rules, the three teenagers yearn for freedom and human connection. Driven by their newfound feelings, the girls bring chaos into the delicate balance of the institution and their violent confrontation will grow into a desperate search for a way out. Devoid of melodrama, this unusual love story is made even more authentic by the fact that the lead roles are played by wards of a youth home. The film premiered in Venice, where it won the prestigious Europa Cinemas Label Award.
Ivan Ikić (1982, Belgrade) studied film and TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. His debut feature, Barbarians (2014), won Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary, going on to screen at numerous festivals. In 2016, he was selected for Cannes Cinéfondation Residence, where he developed Oasis.