Village Without Women

Srđan Šarenac
Three brothers live in a small village with no women, situated high in the mountains of southern Serbia, close to the border with Kosovo. Their greatest desire is to find brides. They have already tried, unsuccessfully, in nearby Serbian villages, but no local woman is willing to live on the top of a mountain.

Srđan Šarenac

Srdjan Šarenac is an award-winning filmmaker and producer. He co-produced the short fiction I Do Not Dream (2008) by Ivana Lalović, which premiered at the 65th Venice Film Festival. He co-produced and directed the feature-length documentary, Village Without Women (2010), which had its premiere in the official selection at IDFA, screened at 80 other film festivals, winning 14 awards, and was released in 50 countries. The Road Movie (2016), which he co-produced, premiered in competition at IDFA and was screened at 80 film festivals including Hot Docs and True/False, winning three awards. It received a nomination for the Academy Awards in 2019 for Best Feature Documentary and was distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories in 80 cinemas across USA and Canada. In 2017, Šarenac directed and produced Two Schools, screened at 30 film festivals, including ZagrebDox and Sarajevo Film Festival, and winning three awards.

General sponsor

Selo bez žena

France, Croatia, Serbia
2010, 81'

Directed by:
Srđan Šarenac

Estelle Robin You, Igor A. Nola

Produced by:
Les Films du Balibari, in co-production with Mainframe Production


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Festivals & Awards:

WORKSHOPS / PITCHING FORUMS: ZagrebDox Pro 2008 - BEST PITCH AWARD, FESTIVALS: ZagrebDox 2010; IDFA 2010; Cinequest 2011 (San Jose, USA); Documenta Madrid 2011 - second jury prize for original full-lenght film ; Krakow Film Festival 2011; Open City London 2011; Pärnu International Film Festival 2011 - People's Award of Estonia for short documentary film; International Festival of Sustainable Development Films EKOTOP 2011- Slovak Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Family Award; International Documentary Film Festival ASTRA 2011, Sibiu - Best Film from Eastern Europe; The International Debut Film Festival SCENECS 2011, Amersfoort - The Dutch Golden Stone for Best Documentary Film; SCAM Award 2012, Paris; International Film Festival Listapad 2012, Minsk - Best Documentary Film