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04 Oct 12

Serbian Road Movie Premieres in Belgrade

The first-ever Serbian road movie shot in the US premiered Wednesday night in Belgrade.

Danilo Lucic
BIRN Belgrade

Ljuljaska (Swing), written by Ana Ivanovic and directed by Tamara Drakulic, tells the story of two Serbian radio hosts who are searching for the American musician Jack Oblivian along the famous Route 66 in the south-western US. Inspiration for the film was Ivanovic and Drakulic’s radio show, also called Ljuljaska.

Filming took place in Arizona, Oklahoma, Memphis and Las Vegas with post-production done in Belgrade. The total budget was a modest 8,500 Euros.

“Our budget wasn’t low, it was less than that,” said Drakulic. “We had to avoid shooting on a tripod in NY, because that would mean you have a production and you would need permission from the authorities.”

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