Clip (film)

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Clip
Clip Poster.jpg
Directed by Maja Miloš
Produced by Srdan Golubovic
Jelena Mitrovic
Written by Maja Miloš
Starring Isidora Simijonovic
Cinematography Vladimir Simic
Production
  company
Film House Bas Celik
Release date(s)
  • April 12, 2012 (2012-04-12) (Serbia)
Running time 102 minutes
Country Serbia
Language Serbian

Clip (Serbian: Klip) is a 2012 Serbian drama film directed by Maja Miloš. The film was released on April 12, 2012 and stars Isidora Simijonovic as Jasna, a poor girl living in Belgrade who regularly engages in dangerous and hedonistic behavior. The film received some controversy for its sexually explicit content, as Simijonovic was fourteen years old during filming. As a result, the movie was banned in Russia.

Synopsis[edit]

The teenage Jasna (Isidora Simijonović) copes with her troubled life by recording the world around her using her cell phone camera. Her father is dying from a terminal illness and her mother is ill-prepared to cope with both the inevitable death of her husband and her day-to-day life as a mother. When Jasna's crush Đole realizes her feelings and that she will do anything for him, he begins to take advantage of her sexually without actually reciprocating her feelings. As the movie progresses, Jasna begins taking drugs and skipping school.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

While creating Clip, Miloš wanted to make a movie that was intimate without becoming an exploitation film.[1] She also chose to use 14 and 15 year old actors as opposed to actors around 18–19 years old, as Miloš did not feel that the older actors brought a sense of rawness or freshness to their acting.[1] While filming, Miloš planned to have a body double on set for Simijonović's sexually explicit scenes, as she was a minor during the filming of Clip. Miloš also received permission from Simijonović's parents, who were also on set during the movie.[2] Despite this, the movie was banned in Russia.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception for Clip has been mixed to negative and the movie currently holds a rating of 54 on Metacritic (based on 4 reviews) and 43% on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 7 reviews).[3][4][5] FIPRESCI noted that reception for the film at the International Film Festival Rotterdam was extremely divisive and that the movie's subject matter brought about heated reactions.[6] The Hollywood Reporter's review was somewhat mixed but ultimately stated that the film "may not ultimately have much original to say, but it still says it with great vigour and passion."[7]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maja Milos". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Clip filmmakers respond to Russian ban of film". Screen Daily. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Clip". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Clip". Metacritic. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lost Generation: A Serbian Version". NYT. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Gray, Carmen. "License to Shock?: Maja Milos' Clip". FIPRESCI. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Clip (Klip): Saravejo Film Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 

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