Nemanja Ćeranić - The director
S on’s Will possesses a style that was influenced by Japanese yakuza films from the ‘70s, and Hollywood’s adventurous films. As a director, I was drawn to the idea of bringing together two different kinds of film traditions, especially mixing the structure with an atypical ellipsis, which creates a unique impression on the viewer, making it look like two film stories blending into one.
T he style is similar to noir films that are transposed into a different world. In that way, you experience a hyperstilization which you can see in films such as “Blade Runner” by Ridley Scott, and “Streets of Fire” by Walter Hill. That which is significant about this film is the scenography and usage of certain props, because they build up a specific film world, mixing rich styles of different cultures, and by that, making it completely eclectic. The exteriors are cold, wet, and dark, while the interiors are bright and rich, with an accent on neon colours blue and red. Locations that have caught our eyes are the industrial zones of Belgrade, so that the representation of a distopic world can reach its full capacity.
W e were inspired by the idea to shoot a multilayered genre film, full of suspense, with clear poetics, that is allegorical, exciting, and emotional. A film that has the potential to be both a repertoire, and a festival film. By bringing together two young artists, Nemanja Ceranic and Strahinja Madzarevic, with whom our co - producer had already worked with on two different projects, like the short feature film “Farmer” which was shown on over a dozen of film festivals, with the similar poetics, and revenge motive, they have a downright attitude about making a thrilling subversive film “Son’s Will”, that can have a successful festival, and cinema life. With that in mind, I also wish to encourage filmmakers in Serbia to shoot genre films, because the number of that kind is slowly degrading.