Director Srdan Golubović

Production year 2020

Length 120min.

Country Serbia/France/Germany/Croatia/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina


A small town in Serbia. Nikola, day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will be placed in foster care. Despite Nikola's best efforts and several appeals, the head of the social services centre refuses to return his children and his situation seems hopeless. But when Nikola discovers the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Against all odds and driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children.


Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Panorama Audience Award | Berlinale, Germany, 2020

FEDEORA Jury Award – Best Film, Best Actor, Stella Artois Prize | FEST IFF, Belgrade, Serbia, 2020


Srdan Golubović
Srdan Golubović



Jelena Mitrović, Čedomir Kolar, Alexander Ris, Marc Baschet, Danis Tanović, Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić, Danijel Hočevar, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Adis Djapo


Srdan Golubović, Ognjen Sviličić

Director of Photography

Aleksandar Ilić

Production designer

Goran Joksimović, Predrag Petrović

Music by

Mario Schneider


Erik Mischijew, Corinna Fleig, Bruno Tarrière


Petar Marković


Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin, Milica Janevski, Muharem Hamzić, Ajla Šantić, Vahid Džanković, Jovo Maksić, Milan Marić, Nikola Rakočević

Production company(ies)

Film House Bas Celik, Asap Films, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion, Vertigo, Propeler Film, SCCA

Srdan Golubović

Born 1972, in Belgrade, Serbia. Golubović studied Film Directing in the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts, Belgrade. His first feature film, Absolute Hundred, participated in the main sections of over 30 international film festivals (San Sebastian, Toronto, Thessaloniki, Cottbus, Rotterdam, Pusan, etc) and won 10 international and 19 local awards. His second feature film, The Trap, had its world premiere in 2007 in Berlin (Forum) and has won over 20 international awards. It was shortlisted for The Oscar for the Best Foreign Film. Circles participated at L’Atelier for the 2011 Cannes IFF and won the International Relations Arte Prize. He currently teaches Film Directing at the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts, Belgrade.


Absolute Hundred (2001), The Trap (2007), Circles (2013), Father (2020)

FILMS 2020