LJUBLJANA: Barbarians is the first feature movie by Serbian director Ivan Ikić who graduated in Film and TV Directing as the best student of his generation.
He directed several short films, TV commercials and documentaries, including Tarot Srbija! and in 2008, he attended the Berlinale Talent Campus.
The major part of the 613,000 EUR budget, 478,000 EUR, was provided by the Serbian production company SENSE Production. The rest came from the Montenegro production company OR (70,000 EUR) and the Slovenian production company Restart (65.000). The film has been also cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture Serbia (200,000 EUR), Film Center Serbia (45,000 EUR) and the Ministry of Culture Montenegro (20,000).
Barbarians is the story of a troubled teenager who is a leader of local football club fans and discovers that his father, who was believed to have disappeared in Kosovo conflicts, is in fact alive and asking for him. The film premiered in Karlovy Vary where it won Special Mention in East of the West Competition.
Production Credits: Production Company: Sense Production Co-Producers: Restart Production, ORProducer: Milan StojanovićDirector: Ivan IkićScreenwriter: Ivan IkićDirector of Photography: Miloš JaćimovićColorist: Janez FerlanEditor: Dragan von PetrovićSound Designer: Vladimir Živković, Vladimir UspenskiProduction Designer: Zorana PetrovCostume Designer: Biljana GrgurMake up: Tijana Draguljević, Marija KovačevićCast: Željko Marković, Nenad Petrović “Flash”, Jasna Đuričić, Marija Rakić