Sweet Sorrow

Serbia, 2023


Kinematografska kuca (SRB), Marinis Media (HR), 93mins


Dolby 5.1


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Just (Kids) Competition), Cottbus Film Festival


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Relja’s (16) grandmother has died. His mother, Olga (46), a cold and controlling woman, had such a bad relationship with her so refuses to organise the funeral. Relja is not too bothered about it either. When he delivers the sad news to Ana (16), the girl he is desperately in love with, she feels struck by his loss and for the first time shows affection towards him. Relja realises there might be a way to turn the tragedy into an opportunity, and engages in organising the funeral secretly and against his mother’s will. Cleverly and unscrupulously, Relja manoeuvres between love and death.

Cast & Crew

Producers - Milos Ivanovic, Kosta Djordjevic, Bojana Andric

Co-Producer - Ivana Marinic Kragic

Featuring - Pavle Cemerikic, Branka Katic, Denis Muric, Alisa Radakovic

Cinematographer - Bojana Andric, SAS

Music - Filip Mitrovic, Sound: Micun Jaukovic

Kosta Djordjević

Kosta Djordjević


Kosta is film and TV director from Belgrade whose short film Street Walker competed at Locarno / Pardi di
domani and won him the prize for the best director at the International Student Film Festival Hyperion.
His first feature Trolling had international premiere at Warsaw film festival in 2013 and wide national theatrical
release in Serbia. In 2019, Love Cuts, his sophomore feature won honourable mention at Dances With Films film festival and
best film award at Evolution! Mallorca IFF. Since 2018, Kosta is directing regionally acclaimed TV series – Black Sun, Ubice moga oca and ER.