Frost is a modern fairytale based on a local balkan myth. The film will mythologize balkan folklore and give it a global appeal. It will be shoot in eastern part of serbia: the idea is to adopt the existing locations to appear magical and somewhat unreal.
Frost explores beliefs, tradition, superstition, the psychology of the characters, all this thru a fantasy and thriller genre elements. The main character explores herself, her search is interior as much as it is a crime investigation story. This mixture makes it ideal for making a fresh and exotic film which will be an art- house fantasy film.
Fantasy elements in the film will be treated and crafted accordingly in the highest cinema standards. The art-house style will be present through framing, sound, camera angles...In the overall treatment of the content. Therefore frost will be able to communicate with a wide audience - arthouse film audience and box-office cinema goers, especially with dedicated genre lovers.
We received the support of media development fund as of eurimages co-production development fund. In serbia, we received script and project development support from serbian national film fund. In may 2019. We received production support from film center serbia.
Pavle Vučković is born in 1982. In belgrade, serbia. Finished faculty of drama arts in belgrade, film and tv directing department. Twice awarded at the cinefondation competition of cannes film festival for short films run rabbit run (2003.) and minus (2007.). Run rabbit run was shown in various festivals such as Busan film festival, cottbus film festival, Mar del Plata, Kyev, Milano... Film is in the collection of Museum of Modern Art- New York and was shown in Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and in London Tate Modern. Apart short films, he is making music videos, commercials and tv shows.
His first feature film Panama premiered in Cannes Film Festival 2015 Official Selection-Special screenings section. Panama had distribution to more than twelve territories around the world: Germany, UK, South Korea, Japan, Ukraine…
Frost is a modern version of an east Serbian myth about a dragon that takes human shape and finds a lover among humans. This myth ends with the death of the dragon, and I felt this killing of a dragon as a metaphorical killing of a mystical and spiritual part of human life. Like every fable, Frost too, explains the world and our experience of it, it gives us a story about the dangers of not believing and not having myths anymore.
In Eastern Serbia, there is a legend about a dragon that occasionally chooses a human lover. Once the dragon chose a young man from a village and visited him every night in a shape of a beautiful girl. The young man fell in love with the dragon-girl and started losing interest in everyday life. During the day he was depressed, all he ever wanted was for the night to fall when he could be in the arms of his lover.
The young man’s mother figured out what was going on and decided to save her son. One night, while he was with the dragon-girl, she sneaked into his room and burnt the skin the dragon left behind each time he took a human shape. Instantly, the dragon died. The next day, the young man lost his mind from grief and early frost covered the village, destroying the crops.