French/Serbian/German Doc Landscapes of Resistance Gets USA Digital Distribution


    BELGRADE: New York-based distribution company Grasshopper has acquired USA non-theatrical and digital distributions rights for Marta Poivoda’s long documentary Landcapes of Resistance / Pejzaži otpora. The French/Serbian/German coproduction was awarded the Heart of Sarajevo for best documentary at the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival.

    The film tells the story of Sonja, who was one of the first female partisans in Yugoslavia and a member of the resistance in Auschwitz. For over ten years, Popivoda and Sonja’s granddaughter, co-writer Ana Vujanović, recorded their conversations with the former resistance fighter. The documentary travels through the landscapes of her revolutionary past, as her memories start to intertwine with the filmmakers’ own confrontation with rising fascism in Europe today.

    Marta Popivoda wrote the script together with Ana Vujanović.

    The film premiered in the competition programme of the Rotterdam IFF last winter, and received awards at the Jeonjou IFF, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and Cinema du Réel in Paris. The domestic premiere has been set for the Belgrade’s Beldocs International Documentary Film FF 9-16 September 2021.

    Landscapes of  Resistance was produced by Jasmina Sijerčić for France’s Bocalupo Films together with Dragana Jovović and Marta Popivoda for Serbia’s Theory at Work, and La Lucarn' (France). Marta Popivoda lives in Germany and she is the German coproducer although without a German production house.

     Film Center Serbia, the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Fund supported the project.