”Sexually explicit and emotionally disturbing, it goes beyond borders and even further.” — Rotterdam Film
Welcome to a raw and visceral world where intimacy is taken and resold in a high-risk game and everything you thought you knew about young people’s relationships is redefined. In Sarajevo, Jasna (the phenomenal Isidora Simijonovic) is trying to find herself and looking for love. Like so many others of her generation, she is alienated and seeking social anchors. Her limits are elastic; her reality more and more distorted. While young Serbian cinema is currently enjoying the spotlight, it’s clear that this first film by the young Maja Milos stands brilliantly apart from the pack. We need to go back to Larry Clark’s Kids to see a film as dramatically powerful and emotionally charged, a challenging and original statement on today’s youth.
Between extreme and horrific emotional violence and the grace of finding tenderness where you least expect it, Clip is the shocker of this year’s festival. Winner of the grand prize at the prestigious Rotterdam Festival, it is without a doubt the most subversive love story you’ll see this year. That it’s controversial goes without saying—this is the kind of cinema that shocks and disturbs, all while daring to show beauty.