|East Coast Premiere|
|Crew: ||Producers: Zeljko Mirkovic -
Dusan Gajic - Screenwriters: Dusan Gajic Zeljko Mirkovic - Screenplay: Dusan Gajic, Zeljko Mirkovic - Cinematography: Miodrag Trajkovic, Nikola Majdak - Editing: Pavle Nikic - Music: Dejan Ilijic, Aleksandar Stevanovic - Sound: Aleksandar Perovic - Production: Optimistic film, SEETV
A century ago Rogljevo was incredibly prosperous for a remote village in far eastern corners of Serbia. The wines of Rogljevo were to be found at exhibitions in Bordeaux and Paris. But today this region is poor and deserted. Suddenly a French family moved in to grow grapes and produce wine. They believe they have discovered a promised land, one of the top five wine regions in Europe. Their arrival sparked high hopes with some villagers - and great resistance and mistrust with others. Can Rogljevo yet again live out of its wine?
Zeljko Mirkovic, director and producer. His last position was Professor of Film and Digital Media in the USA. The founder and owner of Optimistic Film production company since 2007. He graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Arts and got his master’s degree at the Bournemouth University Media School, UK. Currently he is completing his PhD thesis „Documentary Film and War“ at the Belgrade Faculty of Media and Communications. Zeljko Mirkovic has won 58 international awards. Feature documentary Tesla Nation (2018) is a 2020 official Academy Awards candidate. Feature documentary The Second Meeting (2013) was a 2014 official Academy Awards candidate.
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