MILAN
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 3
Director Michaela KEZELE
Country Germany/Serbia
Year 2007
Running Time 23’
Color/B&W Color
Genre Fiction
Premier Status Asian Premiere
Introduction
takes place during the 1999 NATO air-raids in Yukoslavia. Milan, a six years old boy, and his 19 years old brother Ognjen live with parents in a small village not very far from Belgrade. Despite the daily air-strikes, the family tries to live a normal life. Ognjen promises his little brother to play ‘hide and seek’ in the afternoon and Milan gets to the meeting point in the forest on time. He is completely unaware of the fact that he will never see his brother again… Milan starts looking for him, but instead of finding his brother, he finds someone else: and American pilot hiding in the woods after his plane crashed down… describes the impossible attempt of a family to avoid the every-day horror of the war. It is a personal story in the shadows of the anonymity and obscurity during war-time.
Director
Michaela KEZELE
Born in Munich in 1975. She studied for two years at Music Academy and graduated in 1997 with a diploma in Acting. After graduation, she worked in Germany and Croatia as an actress. She also studied at Film & Television Academy in Munich.