Feature film, Drama
Premiere March 10, 2012

Director: Jelena Bajić-Jočić
Writer: Radoš Bajić
Director of Photography: Predrag Jočić
Music Composer: Aleksandar Sanja Ilić
Editor: Stevan Marić
Production Design: Jasna Dragović
Costume Designer: Vesna Teodosić
Make-up Artist: Dušica Vuksanović
Sound Recordist: Darko Glišić
Sound Designer: Igor Perović

  • Synopsis

    The film “Ice” represents an apotheosis of loyalty and love. The story focuses on the lives of archetypal characters and metaphorically represents the inexorable uprooting of a Serbian family during the 1970s, the demise and disappearance of hamlets and villages in the magnificent Šumadija, the most beautiful region of central Serbia.

    Set in Šumadija’s Radomilje village during the period of false bliss in Yugoslavia during the last decade of Tito’s life – in 1976, the dramatic plot focuses on 20-year-old villager Milivoje, living with his mother Stana, grandfather Životije and grandmother Saveta. Milivoje is torn and haunted by the portentous and foreboding memories of the harrowing death of his father in a quarry 10 years earlier, when he was still a boy. Clandestine love between his mother and man called Miroslav, living in the neighboring house across the hill, makes his drama and suspicions even stronger. 

    The screenplay for the film “Ice” is based on the themes of the 1976 monodrama of the same name, written by renowned Serbian scriptwriter, actor and director Rados Bajic.

    “Ice” is the debut work of a director Jelena Bajic –Jocic, of which she said:

    This is a poetic elegy of people torn between heaven and earth, a film of state of mind, internal conflict and the most delicate of apprehensions, atmosphere, nostalgia and melancholy. It is a tale of lost happiness and dreams, fears and transience, the supremacy of fate and the laws of nature, the gratitude and cruelty of nature, the inability of man to change that and influence the course of his own life…

    With its universal message, “Ice” strongly asserts the fundamental virtues and values of life, love, honesty, justice, dignity, honor, kindness, respect… Accordingly, and despite the fact that it is a Serbian story, in terms of place of origin and residence, its design of a unique national identity within a traditional, anthropological and cultural context, “Ice” has the ambition to establish broad communication and recognize its viewers wherever in the world they may be.

Cast: Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, Nela Mihajlovic, Olga Odanovic, Momcilo Otasevic, Nenad Jezdic, Radoslav Milenkovic, Nedeljko Bajic, Biljana Misic, Dubravko Jovanovic

Special guest stars: Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Rados Bajic


·         Cyprus International Film Festival – Nicosia, Cyprus (2013)
- Golden Aphrodite – Best Feature Film: Jelena Bajic-Jocic
- Best Production Design in a Feature Film: Nedeljko Bajic, Predrag Jocic, Jelena Mila
- Best score in a Feature Film: Aleksandar Sanja Ilic
- Best Cinematography in a Feature Film: Predrag Jocic
·         Feature Film Festival - Nis, Serbia (2013)
- Empress Theodora – Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nela Mihailovic
- Best actress – Audience Award: Nela Mihailovic
- Best Foreign Actor: Momcilo Otasevic
·         International Film Festival – Khabarovsk, Russia (2013)
- Prize for the Best Debut Film: Jelena Bajic Jocic
- Prize for the Best Film Music: Aleksandar Sanja Ilic
·         Peloponnesian Corinthian International Film Festival, Greece (2013)
- Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nela Mihailovic
- Best Cinematography in a Feature Film: Predrag Jocic
- Best Production Design: Nedeljko Bajic, Predrag Jocic, Jelena Mila
- Nomination for Golden Pegasus Award, Grand Prix of the Festival

·         Jahorina Film Festival, BiH (2013)
- Golden Gentian
·         Serbian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
– Crystal Prism Award (2013)
- Crystal Prism – Best Visual Effects: Dusan Ivanovic, Muhamed M’ Barek, Srdjan Vasic
·         Serbian film festival Inc, Australia (2013)
- People’s choice awards
·         International Music Film Festival, Parma, Italy (2014)
- Grand Prix, Violetta d’Oro – Best Soundtrack

- The film has been nominated in the categories:

- Best Debut Film: Jelena Bajic Jocic
- Best Film Editing: Stevan Maric
- Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nela Mihailovic
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olga Odanovic
- Best Original Score: Aleksandar Sanja Ilic
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Dusica Vuksanovic

International screenings:

Raindance Film Festival, London, UK
Festival of Serbian Film, Australia
International Film Festival of India, Goa, India
Pune International Film Festival, Pune, India