Scene from the film Old Mountain
Scene from the film Old Mountain
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Old Mountain

  • Serbia
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In a Serbian village on the slopes of Stara Planina live 15 households. The youngest man in the village is 70 years old. The film gathers the intimate thoughts of the inhabitants of this village, whose wait for death is marked not by loneliness but by a common bond. The reduced nature of their daily life speaks not of poverty but of a spiritual wealth. Though without heirs or much of a future, they are not crushed by their solitude, but thankful for the life given to them. By observing their life, which is focused on the details of daily tasks, through deliberate movement and silent gestures, we discover people in harmony with the cycles of nature. In presenting their most intimate reflections on isolation, wilderness, life, love, this film is a testament of their preparations for their journey.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Goran Stanković
  • Cinematography
    Dragan Vilodović
  • Editing
    Marija Matović, Ivan Tanović
  • Sound
    Jakov Munižaba
  • Runtime
    18 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Serbia
  • Production
  • Awards
    • •BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM – 58th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia, 2010.
    • •3 AWARDS GRAND PRIX, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CAMERA - International ethnological film festival “FESTEF”, Kucevo, Serbia, 2010.
    • • 2 AWARDS - AUDIENCE AWARD, BEST SCREENPLAY - International Film Festival “Velika Plana”, Serbia 2010.
    • • AWARD FOR BEST FILM “SILVER HEART OF SLAVONIJA - International Ethnological Film Festival Slavonija, Croatia, 2010.
    • Official selection on festivals: Nominated for Silver Eye Award at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Kustendorf Film Festival (Organized by Emir Kusturica), International Film Festival Cambodia 2010, International Ethnological Film festival Belgrade 2010, is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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