Director / writer Maja Miloš brings a very intimate and sexually-charged perspective on Serbian teenage culture in her debut film Clip // Klip. Miloš mixes together mobile phone cameras and professional-grade recording devices in order to stitch together the story of a young girl and her rebellious journey into physical pleasure and pain. Her social-commentary-infused premiere has earned the Belgrade-born director a multitude of reactive chitchat due to the explicit imagery, and its borderline porno-reality / staged balancing act. Check out more plot info as follows (via IFFR 2012):
“Clip is not another ‘coming-of-age’ story about the complexities of adolescence. Miloš has made an honest and non-judgmental portrait of teenagers caught in sexual and social turmoil. Sexually explicit and emotionally disturbing, it goes beyond borders and even further.
Jasna is a beautiful girl in her mid-teens. Disillusioned by her life in a remote Serbian town with a dispirited mother and terminally ill father, she opposes everyone, including herself, and goes wild, experimenting with sex, drugs and simply killing time. But gradually, this desperate protest helps her come to terms with painful reality.
In her first feature, Maja Miloš (1983) explores the disturbing state of adolescence as bravely and honestly as her protagonist explores herself. Isidora Simijonovic, also a debutant, gives a striking and fearless performance full of contrasts. Together they create a highly dynamic and vibrant portrait of wasted youth lost in the search for identity.
Miloš sets this ‘classical’ coming-of-age story in the world of contemporary teenagers obsessed with pornographic images, virtual reality and soft violence, meanwhile exploring the blurring boundaries between sex and affection, simple pleasures and true love, brutality and tenderness. Above all, Clip examines the shifting family and social values in present-day Serbia, where the generation gaps are extreme, placing everyone between disintegrating traditions and uncertain contemporary morality.”
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Trailer for Clip // Klip.
A clip from… Clip // Klip.