Balkan Spirit

Original Release: July 10, 2013 (UK)
Directed by: Hermann Vaske
Written by: Hermann Vaske
Produced by: Kathrin Brinkmann, Sabine Bubeck-Paaz, Hermann Vaske
Running Time: 80 minutes

Filmmaker Hermann Vaske explores the creative Balkan world in the hopes of understanding the meaning of "Balkan spirit", by interviewing philosopher Slavoj Zizek and various artists. However, the term's complexity very quickly becomes apparent and it seems increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to define the Balkans' geographical location, its people and its culture. Indeed, contradiction, chaos and change is at the Balkans very core.


Participants

Marina Abramovic, Angelina Jolie, Eleni Angelopoulos, Banic, Zelimir Baric, Adrian Botan, Osman Bozkurt, Goran Bregovic, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ada Condeescu, Taraf de Haidouks, Dimitar Dereliev, Nikola Djuricko, Murat Ertel, Abel Ferrara, Flaka Haliti, Flakan Haliti, Renos Haralambidis, Isabelle Huppert, Sejla Kameric, Ki-duk Kim, Sofija Knezevic, Korado Korlevic, Emir Kusturica, Nikola Ljuca, Branko Lustig, Dusan Makavejev, Anamaria Marinca, Jovan Marjanovic, Boban Markovic, Marko Markovic, Cãtãlin Mitulescu, Masa Neskovic, Phedon Papamichael, Jelena Petosevic, George Pistereanu, Dragan Sakan, Bahar Sarah, Zoran Surlan, Caliu Viorel, Natasa Vojnovic, Jasmila Zbanic, Slavoj Zizek, Baba Zula


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Trivia
Filming Dates: 2011
Filming Locations: (view all)
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Piran, Slovenia
  • Sofia, Albania
  • Filmed while Angelina Jolie was doing press junkets for her movie In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) and also includes some on set footage.