Regional Competition

In Praise of Nothing

Boris Mitić
Screening time  
26.02. / Monday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Wednesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3  
01.03. / Thursday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 2  
Iggy Pop narrates - in simple childlike verse – Nothing's weekend on Earth.

In Praise of Nothing is a satirical documentary parable in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home to come and talk to us, for the first and last time. The documentary footage of Nothing was shot by dozens of directors of photography at locations in 70 countries, the music was composed by Pascal Comelade and The Tiger Lillies, while, addressing us in verse, is Iggy Pop as the voice of Nothing.


Boris Mitić

Boris Mitić was born in 1977 in Leskovac, Serbia and currently lives in Zagreb. He worked for some of the most prominent media for several years before deciding to pursue documentary filmmaking. His four documentaries (In Praise of Nothing, Goodbye, How are you?, Unmik Titanik, and Pretty Dyana) have screened at over 200 festivals, received 25 awards and aired at 20 international TV stations. He teaches ‘real-politics’ of documentary film in Europe, America, Asia and online, and writes satirical columns for magazines Playboy and DOX.

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Slatko od ništa

Serbia, Croatia, France
2017, 78'

Directed by:
Boris Mitić

Screenplay by:
Boris Mitić

Roman Bondarchuk, Vitaly Mansky, Michael Glawogger, Alicia Cano, Nedžad Begović, Teco Wong, Talal Khoury, Niklas Kullström

Edited by:
Boris Mitić

Pascal Comelade, The Tiger Lillies

Boris Mitić

Produced by:
Dribbling Pictures, Anti-Absurd, La Bête

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2017; CPH:DOX 2017; Locarno International Film Festival 2017; Moscow International Film Festival 2017; Sarajevo Film Festival 2017; Sofia International Film Festival 2017; DocPoint Helsinki 2018; DocPoint Tallinn 2018; Stockholm International Film Festival 2017; Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2017; Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2017