Leeds International Film Festival 2013 Review - Circles (2013)

Circles, 2013.

Directed by Srdan Golubovic.

Starring Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac, Nikola Rakocevic, Hristina Popovic, Boris Isakovic and Vuk Kostic.

Synopsis:

In the midst of the Bosnian war, Marko a Serbian soldier witnesses a brutal attack against Haris, a Muslim civilian, by three fellow soldiers. Marko interferes and saves Haris, but is beaten to death by the infuriated soldiers. Fifteen years later when the war is over, Marko’s father and best friend both encounter ethical dilemmas when one of Marko’s killers reappears in their lives.

One tragic event is still having lasting effects 12 years later in Srdan Golubovic’s Circles, a three-strand drama about the war in Bosnia. Though undeniably intriguing in its earlier scenes, as writers Melina Pota Koljevic and Srdjan Koljevic and director Golubovic drip-feed information, this well-acted drama is too predictable in its resolution to greatly distinguish itself. Amongst films about the after-effects of war,
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