The small village of Skillet in the west of Ireland, 1920’s. Harry Maloney, as weathered and craggy as the landscape that surrounds him, is tormented by dreams in which he is transformed into a tree, only to be cut down and rendered into coffins. Harry lives with his son Gus in a falling-down house on the edge of town, a house whose decay began when Harry´s favourite son died violently a couple years earlier, soon thereafter followed into the grave by his heartbroken mother.
Harry believes that “a man is measured by his enemies”. So he picks George, pub owner, entrepreneur and undoubtedly the most powerful man in town, as his personal adversary. Unfortunately, his son Gus falls for Eileen, the girl whom George, also the village matchmaker, has just brought to Skillet, and Harry has to make a deal for their wedding. When he finds out that George is having an affair with his son´s new wife, he tries to rally the village into a witch hunt. Eventually all efforts to destroy his enemy backfire and lead Harry to his own destruction. –Bavaria Film
He was raised by his grandparents in Niš, following the divorce of his parents, and 14 years later returned to Belgrade where he worked in his stepfather’s cinema.
He graduated from the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). He directed many documentary films and TV dramas for TV Belgrade. His first feature film was Beach Guard in Winter), released in 1976. It was entered into the 26th Berlin International Film Festival. Two years later, his film The Dog Who Loved Trains was entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival in 1978. —Wikipedia