Scriptwriter of the Month: Bojan Vuletić

Bojan Vuletić is Serbian director and scriptwriter whose second feature film REQUIEM FOR MRS. J has been successfully touring the festival circuit since its premiere at 67
th Berlinale. The film has been also chosen to be a Serbian candidate for Academy Awards.

Check out the trailer for the film:

And if you would like to know a bit more about Bojan’s work check out his profile at:

Bojan took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.

What makes the 5 films on your Top 5 list so special?
They are so special because each of them remind me of a time when I realized why I want to do this job, why I’m doing this job and why the film making is the best job in the world.

Why did you decide to go into film?
It was not a decision. It was a need. I had to. I was infected with all that film provokes: emotions, logic, rationality and dreams.

Commercial films or art house?
I think this is a false dilemma. Film can only be bad or good… Honest or dishonest. It depends on what your motives are for doing it.

How and when did you begin writing?
I began writing long before I got into film. It was the first time I felt the need to express something. Later writing, pictures and music got merged.

Where do you like to write the most?

What kind of music do you listen while writing?
It depends. Mostly I listen to score music, jazz and minimalists: Mertnes, Nyman, Glass, Ten Holt, Recih. Sometimes I listen to folk and ethno music.

Where do ideas come from?
No idea! But I know that when you see it is coming you have to calm down and stop doing what you have be doing. When you see it coming, you mustn’t do anything! Sometimes you have to sit, or lie down. But those few moments you need to be silent, not talking, not listening to anyone or anything, and just try to catch it or feel it.

If you could go anywhere in space and time, where would that be?
Where space and time are irrelevant – in Dreams.