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Strahinya and his wife, Ababuo, both 28, left Ghana at the beginning of the migrant crisis. They managed to reach Germany but were deported back to Belgrade. Serbia may not be Germany, but Strahinya does his best to start a new life. He works hard to secure asylum, trying out as a football player for a local club and working as a volunteer for the Red Cross. The process, however, is lengthy and Ababuo, a passionate woman aspiring to become an actress in London, feels unfulfilled in their life. One night, a new group of Syrian refugees arrive, on their way to Western Europe. One of them is Ali, a charismatic left-wing activist. Ababuo initially mocks him, but, the very next day, leaves Serbia with him, providing no explanation. Strahinya sets off along the Balkan migrant route for completely different reasons than anyone else: for love. A re-imagining of the medieval Serbian epic poem Banovich Strahinya in which contemporary African migrants take the place of Serbian national heroes. Urgent and timeless at the same time, this adaptation raises questions about identity, tradition, race and love.

Serbia, Luxembourg, France, Bulgaria, Lithuania, 2021
Out of competition
Stefan Arsenijević
Stefan Arsenijević, Bojan Vuletić, Nicolas Ducray
Ibrahim Koma, Nancy Mensah-Offei, Maxim Khalil, Rami Farah, Nebojša Dugalić…
Jelena Stanković
Vanja Kovačević
Martynas Bialobžeskis
Miroslav Mogorović (Art & Popcorn); 
Gilles Chanial (Les Films Fauves), Alice Ormières, Myrina Mané (Surprise Alley), Borislav Chouchkov (Chouchkov Brothers), Kestutis Drazdauskas (Artbox)
Art & Popcorn (Serbia), Les Films Fauves (Luxembourg), Surprise Alley (France), Chouchkov Brothers (Bulgaria), ArtBox (Lithuania)
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MCF MegaCom Film
2021 Strahinja BanovićAs Far as I Can Walk
2008 Ljubav i drugi zločiniLove and Other Crimes
2005 Izgubljeno - nađenoLost and Found (omnibus)
2003 (A)torzija(A)Torzion (short)
2002 Mala jutarnja pričaLittle Morning Story (short)
2021 - Karlove Vari, Braća Manaki - Bitolj, Haifa, Pingjao, Luksemburg, Monpelje, Kinenova - Skoplje, Solun, Sevilja, Zagreb, Kairo, TrstKarlovy Vary International Film Festival, Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers Film Festival - Bitola, Haifa Film Festival, Pingyao International Film Festival, CinEast Film Festival Luxembourg, Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film CineMed, KineNova International Film Festival Skopje, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Seville European Film Festival, Zagreb Film Festival, Cairo Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival
2021 - Karlove Vari:
Gran pri Kristalni globus za najbolji film, nagrada za najboljeg glumca (Ibrahim Koma), Specijalno priznanje žirija za direktorku fotografije Jelenu Stanković, nagrada Ekumenskog žirija, nagrada žirija mreže Evropskih prikazivača Europa Cinemas Label; Kinenova Skoplje - najbolja režijaKarlovy Vary International Film Festival:
Grand Prix Crystal Globe, Best Actor Ibrahim Koma, Special Mention by the Jury for Cinematographer Jelena Stanković, The Ecumenical Jury Award, Europa Cinemas Label Award; KineNova Skopje - Best Director


25. Feb

Time: 19:30
Price: 500 RSD
Kombank dvorana, Hall 1

26. Feb

Time: 10:00
Price: 300 RSD
Kombank dvorana, Hall 1

26. Feb

Time: 17:00
Price: 500 RSD
Cineplexx Galerija Belgrade - Hall 3

26. Feb

Time: 19:30
Price: 300 RSD
Dvorana Kulturnog centra

26. Feb

Time: 21:00
Price: 500 RSD
Cineplexx Galerija Belgrade - Hall 5

27. Feb

Time: 19:00
Price: 300 RSD


Stefan Arsenijević graduated Film and TV Directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade (Serbia), where he now teaches film directing at the Master studies. His short film (A)torsion (2003) won Golden Bear at Berlinale, European Film Academy Award and the Oscar nomination. Stefan directed one of six stories for the project Lost and Found (2005) that premiered Berlinale Forum. His first feature Love and Other Crimes (2008) premiered at Berlinale Panorama Special and later on participated at numerous international film festivals and winning awards. Stefan co-wrote feature film Practical Guide for Belgrade with Singing and Crying (premiered at Karlovy Vary 2011) with writer/director Bojan Vuletić who also directed the film. The two cooperated again on the screenplay for Stefan’s second feature As Far As I Can Walk (2021). Stefan is a Program Manager of Goethe-Institute’s professional training program for Southeast European film directors First Films First since 2015. Member of European Film Academy.

Kritike / Reviews:

It’s a surprising and exhilarating blend of contemporary refugee story, love triangle and medieval Serbian poem.

Alissa Simon, Variety


Serbian director Stefan Arsenijević is back with a surprising concept and an accomplished film telling the story of two African refugees looking for their place in Europe.

Vladan Petković, Cineuropa

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