BELGRADE: Dragan Marinković’s fifth feature Leeches / Pijavice will have its national premiere in the Serbian film programme of FEST 2019, the most popular film festival in Serbia. The film is a Serbian/Croatian/Macedonian coproduction.
Eriter Petar Mirić expressed views which were in opposition to the principles of the current political regime at the time of a huge socio-political crisis in Serbia. A close encounter with the state security apparatus plunges him into a life marked by paranoia and search for truth. The script was penned by Dragan Marinković, Dušan Spasojević, David Albahari based on David Albahari’s novel.
The key roles are played by Nikola Đuričko, Lazar Ristovski, Iva Mihalić, Marijana Janković, Toni Mihajlovski, Tihomir Stanić and Petar Božović.
The film was produced by Serbia’s Zillion Film and Marebo, in coproduction with Ivan Maloča through Croatia’s InterFilm Produkcija and Vladimir Blaževski through Macedonia’s Pank Film, with the support of Film Center Serbia.
Shooting took place in Belgrade (Serbia) and in the region of Istra (Croatia) in April-May 2017. The local distributor is MCF Megacom Film.
Credits:Director: Dragan MarinkovićScriptwriters: Dragan Marinković, David Albahari, Dušan SpasojevićDoP: Boris GortinskiCast: Nikola Đuričko, Lazar Ristovski, Iva Mihalić, Marijana Janković, Toni Mihajlovski, Tihomir Stanić, Petar Božović