THE WITCH HUNTERS

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Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Content Advisory: Some scenes may be frightening to the youngest viewers.

Ten-year-old Jovan has cerebral palsy, and his parents do everything in their power to make his life as normal as possible. His days are filled with school, homework, physical therapy, and an imaginary world where he’s known as the superhero Shade. His carefully constructed world is disrupted when a new student, Milica, becomes his new deskmate. As their friendship deepens, Milica opens up to Jovan and tells him about her parents’ impending divorce. She determines that her father’s new lover is a witch who has cast a coercive love spell on her father. With the help of meticulous research, Jovan and Milica create a daring plan to save her father.

THE WITCH HUNTERS is director Rasko Miljkovic’s first feature film, and it has been delighting young audiences all over the world since its world premiere at the 2018 TIFF Kids International Film Festival, where it won the Young People’s Jury Award. It’s a poignant tale about friendship, overcoming life’s challenges, and self-acceptance.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Sundance Kids

COUNTRY Serbia/Macedonia

RUN TIME 86 min

LANGUAGE Serbian

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Pluto Film DistributionNetwork GmbH

WEBSITE http://www.plutofilm.de/

EMAIL daniela@plutofilm.de

PHONE +49(0)3021918220

Credits

Director
Screenwriters
Producer
Co Producers
Director Of Photography
Editor
Sound Design
Music
Production Designer
Actor

Artist Bio

Rasko Miljkovic

Rasko Miljkovic was born in Belgrade in 1991 and graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. After his student years he made several short films and documentaries, as well as numerous commercials and music videos. His short films, including Kris (2017), Save (2015), and Takes Three for a Murder (2014), received support and awards locally and internationally. Miljkovic worked as a lecturer for young talents at Bašta Fest and Cinema City, both in Serbia.