Serbia, Slovenia, 2023, 84’
Director: Nemanja Vojinović
On the outskirts of Serbia’s capital, Belgrade lies one of the biggest landfills in Europe – Vinča. Once an archaeological site of the European Neolithic, this toxic place, unsettled by fires, is a workplace for a community of plastic bottle collectors – Bottlemen. In this documentary-western, we follow the last days of this community before their jobs become obsolete, as we focus on the struggle of a good-hearted boxer, Yanika, to be a group leader in a chaotic system.
Festivals / Awards: Sarajevo Film Festival – Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary, Free Zone – Best Regional Film