International Works in Progress
The Tower of Strength
A hunted child will find refuge in the house of the enemy.
The host faces a terrible choice: save the child's life or risk losing his own family.
In WWII a boy finds shelter in the home of Nur Doka after fleeing from Muslim fascist persecutors. When the same paramilitary unit demands the boy's execution, Nur must choose between his honour and the lives of his family. Nur, a Muslim and an Albanian opened his home to a child of the Christian faith during a time when one's name and nationality were matters of life and death in the Balkans. When Nur runs out of options, he is faced with a choice that will define his legacy. What will Nur do?
In the midst of WWII, a boy finds shelter in the home of the legendary Albanian war hero Nur Doka after fleeing from fascist persecutors who killed his parents and burned down his village. However, when the same paramilitary unit demands the boy's execution, Nur must choose between his own honour and the lives of his family. Nur, a Muslim and an Albanian, opened his home to a child of the Christian faith during a time when one's name and nationality were matters of life and death in the Balkans. When Nur runs out of options, he is faced with a choice that will challenge his principles and define his legacy. The question is: what will Nur do? The film re-examines the value of an individual human sacrifice as the issue of collective vs. personal interest, through the prism of two different worlds: the world of honor and the world of war.
Imagine a powerful collaboration between Jews and Palestinians, coming together to make a movie about transcending national and religious boundaries and embracing our shared humanity. Can you envision Russians and Ukrainians, Indians and Pakistanis, North and South Koreans, Turks and Greeks, as well as Albanians from Kosovo and Serbs and Montenegrins, joining forces to create a film that showcases how we can unite as human beings? In this case, it is Albanians from Kosovo, and Serbs and Montenegrins who have collaborated to bring this film to life. Our ancestors viewed each other through the sights of rifles for decades, and in Kosovo, killings and insecurity continue to occur daily. The scars of those wounds are still present today, both within them and within us. That is why our upcoming film, featuring a Muslim hero who selflessly sacrifices everything to save an innocent Christian child, holds a deeper significance beyond being a mere work of art.
I hold a strong conviction that this esteemed festival will serve as a pivotal platform for us to forge strategic partnerships for our film, in that modest part that we lack. Our foremost objectives include securing the collaboration of final sound post-production (mastering and sound mixing). Additionally, we are actively seeking engagement with sales agents, festivals (world premiere and other festival premieres), and a spectrum of stakeholders, including distributors, broadcasters, and potential assoc. co-producers, post-production service providers, and similar entities.
I firmly believe that our film possesses the potential to resonate on an international scale, and I am confident that this potential will manifest itself, rendering it a compelling prospect beyond national borders. The fact that our film has earned a place within this exclusive and discerning selection reaffirms my belief in its inherent strength and the boundless possibilities it holds.
Film director, university professor of Film directing, Head of dept. FILM AND MEDIA at the National University of Montenegro; National Delegate of the Assembly of Assoc. of European Film Directors (FERA), President of the Council of Montenegro Int. Film Festival, Member of the Film Committee of the Montenegrin Academy of Arts and Sc. (CANU), Ph.D. in Filmology, and Alumni of the prestigious Fulbright Program IVLP US Dept. Of State. Vukcevic has a parallel career as a prominent theatre director.
A View from the Eiffel Tower, 2006 The Kids from Marx and Engels Street, 2014
Milorad Radenovic manages the production sector in Galileo Production MNE as an executive producer and is responsible for the executive production of more than 30 projects (feature films - including international co-productions, documentaries, promo films, TV commercials, and music videos - including regional and international co-productions), many of which were rewarded on regional and international festivals.
The Kids from Marx and Engels Street, 2014 The Balkan Noir, 2016 Obraz, 2024 The Sample, in production