"...I focus on the pain, the only thing that's real". Tilva Rosh describes a mood, a lifestyle, the ordinary disorder of a peculiar group of young, free people. I didn't recognize myself into those guys, but I was able to feel and to experience the magic of that suspension, the scratches upon their souls. And that was because this movie is great, under every aspects.
There are many “last summer of youth” movies, but Tilva Roš stands out because of its stylishly distant cinematography, authentic (feeling) cast, and the social context of a Serbian town battling with the consequences of the economic downturn. Although most of the time the viewer is hanging with the Jackass-generation, the film gains strength and depth from the scenes with their parents.
Some echoes of Gus Van Sant, in the way adolescence is depicted. With a respectful distance, without ever being patronizing or condescending. Good investigation of the asymmetries that happen when teenage friends are growing up at slightly different speeds. A nice movie that shows how belonging and peers pressure works its mysterious ways on the youtube generation - and the post-jackass youngsters.
I liked this film about unremarkable adolescence and the extremely stupid things that desperate boredom can make teenagers do. The bit where he grates his knee with a cheese-grater has to be up there among the top cinematic moments. But the film has a depth to it with the parallel story of the strike by the parents' generation against privatisation and the lack of proper employment opportunities for their kids.
The everyday life of young Serbian skaters trapped in-between growing up, and staying teens. Pretentiously "indie" at times, a bit ethnographical at others, with some nice shots as well as with some rough/boring edges. Overall: I wasn't at all impressed but I wouldn't say it's a bad film either.
Difficult to watch at times this is a commendable effort at commenting on adolescence, boredom, capitalism and ambition among the inhabitants of a Serbian mining town struggling to keep it's workers happy. An ex-skateboarder myself I was easily able to draw parallels but just as easily saw through some of the artifice. Beautifully shot! 3 stars
I just finished watching this film. What I liked the most is photography and music (animal collective in here). Actors here are all around my age so I totally understood their jokes and problems. Also, the director wanted to point out economic situation in Serbia which is I guess, very bad. All in all, I enjoyed watching it.