• The Sky above Us
        • The Sky above Us

          • Country:
          • Serbia, Netherlands, Belgium, 2015
          • Group:
          • Horizons
          • Duration:
          • 100’
          • Director:
          • Marinus Groothof
          • Screenplay:
          • Marinus Groothof
          • Cast:
          • Nevena Ristić, Nada Šargin, Hristina Popović, Nikola Rakočević, Miloš Timotijević, Tihomir Stanić, Slobodan Ninković, Mladen Andrejević, Mladen Sovilj, Boris Isaković, Stefan Bundalo, Ljuma Penov, Marko Gvero, Ana Bretsnajder, Jovana Gavrilović
          • Festivals:
          • Cinematography:
          • Ruben Impens
          • Alain Dessauvage
          • Ferry de Pater
          • Ian Marien
          •  Sander Verdonk, Denis Wigman, Stefan Mladenović
          • Production:
          • CTM Pictures, Entre Chien Et Loup / Art & Popcorn / Heretic
        • Showing

          03. Mar | 16:30 | 300 RSD
          Sava centar

          04. Mar | 17:00 | 250 RSD

        • SYNOPSIS

          Every day Ana, Sloba and Bojan put their lives at great risk, simply by going to work. Their jobs are in or next to the National Television building in Belgrade, which because of the war has become a strategic target for NATO bombings. All three force themselves to deal with the fear, in order to hold on to their ordinary lives. But "ordinary" has ceased to exist some time ago. The actress Ana (35) wants to stay loyal to the theatre she loves dearly, but which is located next to the TV building. Although secretly terrified, she keeps compelling herself to go. To escape from reality, the hip youngster Bojan (23) immerses himself in the club scene with its sex, drugs and house music. Broadcast technician Sloba (46) has sent his wife and son to safety out of town, but has stayed behind to earn their livelihood. That’s his mission and nothing can deter him from it. Every night Belgrade transforms from a vibrant city into a military target. While the bombs fall from the sky above, Ana, Bojan and Sloba struggle with the question: How can I survive, while staying sane in an insane world?

          Marinus Groothof


          After finishing his studies in cinematography on the Dutch Film Academy in 2004, Marinus engaged himself in the writing and directing of short films. His second short film Morning to Noon, which he also produced, won second prize at the NBC Universal Shocking Shorts contest. NBC immediately acquired the broadcasting rights for the film. In 2009, his short film Sunset from a Rooftop was awarded Best Short Film at the Dutch Film Festival. His short film Mirroring won Best Short Film at the Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival in 2011. 

          2014       The Sky above Us



          2015       Rotterdam


          The Sky Above Us studies the way ordinary people maintain their daily routines, while imprisoned in a violent and absurd situation.

          Marinus Groothof, Director