Feature film, in full development
Original title: Prvi maj (Ilijin povratak)
Genre: Social drama, psychological thriller
Length: 100 min
Writer/director: Mladen Djordjevic
In co-operation with Corona Film (RS), Agitprop (BG) and Homemade Films (GR)
Supported by Film Center Serbia, Greek Film Center and Bulgarian National Film Center
A small, withering town in Serbia. The factory, which once employed the entire town and the surrounding villages, is closed. Led by Mysterious Elijah, a group of former factory workers take revenge on their exploiters.
About the director:
Mladen Djordjevic’s debut feature fiction film The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (2009) was presented at over 50 international festivals, winning 14 awards. Mitch Davis, the selector of the Festival Fantasia in Montreal, compared Djordjevic with authors such as Gaspar Noe, Lars von Trier and Michael Haneke, writing that The Life and Death of a Porno Gang did for Serbia what Clockwork Orange did for Great Britain.
He was born in 1978 in Belgrade. He graduated Film & TV Directing at Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade with the feature documentar film Made in Serbia, which later premiered at Belgrade Film Festival FEST and went into cinema and DVD distribution in Serbia. He directed several short films (Living Dead, Hunger, Shaving Foam) and documentaries (Ali Hamad’s Story, Straight Through the Wind).
Since 2014, he is programming FEST, Belgrade Film Festival.