Regional Competition

4 Years in 10 Minutes

Mladen Kovačević
Screening time  
26.02. / Tuesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1  
28.02. / Thursday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Saturday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 2  
This alpine story is an intimate display of an unusual journey and adventure of the first Serbian mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest, screened at Hot Docs and awarded with a Special Mention at Visions du Réel.

Cassettes that had been collecting dust for 17 years now reveal extraordinary film material. Vintage footage of alien landscapes and mystical mental states, shot by the first Serbian man to climb Mount Everest, Dragan Jaćimović, is woven together with puzzling excerpts from his diary, comprising an experimental meditation on a journey to eternal glory and then back to the banality of everyday life.


Mladen Kovačević

Mladen Kovačević is a director and producer born in Serbia in 1978. He studied film directing in Belgrade, London and Cape Town. In just a few years after graduation, he directed several documentaries, most notable of which is his debut, Unplugged (2012), which screened at Visions du Réel in Switzerland and was awarded several prizes, including the award for best Serbian documentary film at the 2013 Beldocs. He participated at the ZagrebDox Pitching Forum with his film Wall of Death and All That (2016), after completion, screening in regional competitions of various other international festivals. 4 Years in 10 Minutes (2018) is his latest film.

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4 godine u 10 minuta

2018, 63'

Directed by:
Mladen Kovačević

Screenplay by:
Mladen Kovačević

Dragan Jaćimović

Edited by:
Jelena Maksimović


Iva Plemic Divjak

Produced by:
Horopter Film Production

Festivals & Awards:

Visions du Réel 2018 – Special Mention, Jury Burning Lights; Beldocs 2018 – Grand Prix; Hot Docs 2018; RIDM 2018; Sarajevo Film Festival 2018; Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 2018; Pančevo Film Festival 2018