Klip. A rebellious teenager’s relentless exploration of her new-found sexuality is the theme to this bold and very explicit drama. Fourteen-year-old Jasna (the mesmerizing Isidora Simojonivic) lives in a dreary Belgrade suburb with her critically ill father and a nagging mother, so she flees with her gang of friends into a world of drug and alcohol-filled parties, always recording the debauchery in clips on her cell phone. She seeks comfort through her thuggish boyfriend, but he treats her as nothing more than a roughed-up sexual plaything, and as her loneliness mounts, Jasna finds herself unable to control her desires…or her life. Winner of the Tiger Award for Best Film at the Rotterdam Film Festival, the film has generated controversy all over the world (and has been banned in Russia) for its raw, graphic sexuality among the teenage cast. Like a Serbian take on Larry Clark’s Kids, CLIP is courageous, uncompromising filmmaking and marks an extraordinary debut for its gifted writer-director Maja Milos. Drama, International.
“Sex, Drugs and Videotapes. A different kind of Serbian Film.” – Chorus & Echo
“An explosively energetic tale of dysfunctional love and explicit sex among the post-Facebook generation.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“One of the most unflinching and controversial portraits of teenage lust, longing, anguish, and rebellion ever captured on camera.” – Movie Maker Magazine
“CLIP will court controversy due to its young teenage cast and sequences of highly explicit sex acts…demands attention.” – Screen International
“A wonderful debut film.” – TheaterThoughts.com
“Astonishing…certain to generate a hurricane of controversy.” – Variety
About the Director: Maja Miloš was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1983 and graduated in Film Directing at the University of Arts in Belgrade in 2008. She directed 11 short films during her studies, including Interval (2003) and Si Tu Timazin (2004). In 2005, she took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus and in 2006 she attended the Documentary Film School in Paris. CLIP is her first feature-length film.
Regarding CLIP: I’m interested in making films in which the social aspect is very important. I want to tell stories about people who live in a society that haves a lot of problems and on which way those problems determinate their lives. – Maja Miloš