Regional Competition

The Working Class Is Off to Paradise

Marko Cvejić
Screening time  
27.02. / Tuesday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 2  
03.03. / Saturday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
03.03. / Saturday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
The film documents the stories of the former working class, which has fallen on hard times in the transitional society of contemporary Serbia.

It shows the daily lives of five workers of bankrupt industrial giants, in Zrenjanin – a city that was once one of the most important economic centres of Yugoslavia. This intimate drama, whose aesthetic is imbued by the leisurely pace of Vojvodina, is a new look at the forgotten heroes of the working class. They are still, perhaps without good reason, hoping that the future will bring at least a glimmer of stability, respect for social values and dignity of past times. Every day they battle time, the system and poverty. Their stories are not only those of contemporary Serbian society, but also a wider picture of the modern world.


Marko Cvejić

Marko Cvejić was born in 1978 in Zrenjanin, Serbia. He graduated in film and theatre directing at the Art Academy in Novi Sad. He is also the founder of the independent film and video production company Mandragora Film, which has produced more than ten of his short and feature length films. Cvejić is interested in the syncretism between documentarism and fiction, which is a dominant characteristic of his work. Unburdened by language, space and national identity, his films present the broad cultural diversity of the Balkans.

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Radnička klasa odlazi u raj

Serbia, Slovenia
2017, 79'

Directed by:
Marko Cvejić

Screenplay by:
Marko Cvejić

Aleksandar Kalezić

Edited by:
Aleksandar Ljiljak

Vitja Balžalorsky, Jošt Drašler

Marko Cvejić, Tom Gomizelj

Produced by:
Mandragora film, Luksuz produkcija

Festivals & Awards:

Beldocs – Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival 2017; Martovski Festival – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2017