The Black Pin enters the Oscar race for Montenegro
by Vladan Petkovic
- Ivan Marinovic's Sarajevo competition title is Montenegro's fourth Oscar candidate since the country gained independence in 2006
The Ministry of Culture of Montenegro has revealed that its selection committee has chosen Ivan Marinovic's debut feature, The Black Pin [+see also:
interview: Ivan Marinovic
film profile], as its submission for the Best Foreign-language Film Academy Award.
The comedy about a priest in a small village who is trying to keep his family together after his wife's death, while a group of his parishioners tries to make him sell his land, stars Nikola Ristanovski, Leon Lucev, Bogdan Diklic and Jelisaveta Seka Sablic. It is a co-production between Montenegro's Adriatic Western and Serbia's EED Productions, and it world-premiered in the competition of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Belgrade-based Soul Food handles the international rights.
The Black Pin is only the fourth Oscar submission from Montenegro since the country gained independence in 2006. This year, it was represented by the Croatian majority co-production You Carry Me [+see also:
interview: Ivona Juka
film profile], directed by Ivona Juka.