Miloš Ljubomirović finished under graduate studies on Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade, then masters studies on Faculty of Dramatic Arts (Film and TV production program). He won 7 national and international awards for his short films, 4 of them with his master’s thesis that he both produced and directed – short film SHADOWS. Faculty of Dramatic Arts awarded that film with “Dejan Kosanovic Award” for best film in masters studies.
Grandma Rada is looking forward to opportunities to see her son after so many years via Skype with computer that she do not know how to use.
Attached to the project: co-writer, director, producer
Looking for: co-producer
Keywords: grandma, skype, computer, grandchildren, family reunion, patience, countryside
first draft of the script
15 minutes of conversation between Marija and Jovana while the’re waiting for DNA test result that should prove that Jovana is Marija’s daughter stolen from hospital at birth.
Attached to the project: director, producer
Looking for: co-writer
Keywords: ‘Stolen’ Babies, DNA testing, mother?, daughter?
2014 SHADOWS, short film, writer/director – Prvi Kadar International Film Festival: Best student film EX YU selection, KRAF Kragujevac: Best film, Kraljevski Filmski Festival: Best film in national selection, Faculty of Dramatic Arts: Best film in masters studies
ENT. COUNTRYSIDE -DAY
Granny Rada is in big business. She is making bread, preparing food, looking at the time on her watch. After that she’s going to the stove, checking the pie, beans and soup. Stove will be monitored several more times in the future. Granny’s taking a sip of coffee during short breaks in food preparing, then adding spices to the meat and cutting potatoes. She is placing in the soup some of the potatoes cut into cubes. Meanwhile, pie is done. Instead of pie, granny’s placing the dish with bread and dish with the meat and potatoes in the oven. On two occasions she’s returning to mix potatoes and to roll the bread, and then making cream, and putting filling on cake. She’s putting a lot of effort in order for the filling to be evenly distributed. Granny’s looking at her watch, and then making two salads. She’s putting vinegar into one of salads and making browned flour for beans and soup, taking out from the oven dish with bread and putting another. She is rolling finished bread into a rag, then looking at her watch. The excitement is more and more visible on her. There is sound of cars entering into the yard. Rada is getting out with excitement. There is slurred clamor of children and greeting, then squabbling. Danica with daughters Milica (9), Marija (10) and son Luke (20), and Snežana with daughter Jovana (14) and son Stevan (10) are going into the living room. Luka is carrying bags in his hands, after him grandmother Rada goes in, she is also carrying things.
Luka is putting things down on the couch, granny Rada is doing same. Then she looks with pleasure room full of children.
Jovana is gathering brother and sisters, and together they are going to the bathroom to wash their hands. Laughter and screams are being heard from the bathroom. Rada is going to the kitchen where she finds her daughters.
Snežana is taking plates and leaving to set them on the table. Danica is looking food on the stove.
Children are getting back from the bathroom and taking their places at the table. There’s a quarrel about one spot at the table, but Luka calms kids down. Granny Rada is putting food on the table, with help of Snežana and Danica. The girls are removing carrot from the soup, Jovana doesn’t want salad with vinegar, Stevan wants drumsticks and potatoes immediately. Everyone has some requests and grandmother Rada is trying to please everyone. Snežana is helping with the moving of food from one table to the other.
Granny Rada starts getting up from the table and bringing another plate. The atmosphere is becoming more chaotic and louder. Granny Rada is observing it. Nobody’s paying attention to her. Everyone is busy with their own problems.
“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)