The film Oaza, directed and written by Ivan Ikić, is Serbia’s candidate for an Oscar nomination in the category of international feature films. The prestigious film magazines such as Variety, Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap have ranked the film among the 25 favourites for the nomination and subsequent win, the Serbian Film Centre says.
A co-production between Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France and the Netherlands, the film premiered and won awards at the 77th Venice Film Festival in the Venice Days selection, and at many other festivals.
The story of Ikić’s film is set in an institution for children and young people with special needs and revolves around a love triangle between two girls and a young man. The cast includes Valentino Zenuni, Tijana Markovic and Mariana Novakov, while the roles of educators are played by Marusa Majer and Goran Bogdan.
The project was supported by the Serbian Film Centre, the Dutch Film Fund, the Film Centre of Slovenia, the European Commission through the Creative Europe programme and the pan-European co-production fund Eurimages.
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