Sara and Alisa's friendship comes to an end after Sara opens up about her sexual urges. As Alisa grows evermore distant, Sara descends deeper into loneliness, eventually leading her into a horrifying emotional state.
An intense friendship between Sara and Alisa comes to a strange and abrupt end after Sara opens up about urges beyond physical desire. Oppressed by her environment, Alisa grows ever more distant, leaving Sara to struggle with nightmarish solitude and repression which begins manifesting itself in a monstrous form.
Written by Miroslav Zivanovic and Slobodan Jakovljevic
Performed by 'Alisa'
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Otvorena is a nice Serbian indie film about desire and repression of it
Momir Milosevic is a young Serbian director with strong passion for horror films. His latest film, Otvorena, which premiered on FEST - International Film Festival in Belgrade, is also his first feature. It tells the story of Alisa (Jelena Puzic), who finds out that she is very attracted to her friend from school, Sara (Milena Djurovic). Her needs are not met by Sara, and Alisa slowly begins to fall into depression which is often manifested in horrifying and grotesque way. Sara's rejection is partly driven by the environment, especially by a school psychologist, who suggests that they should not see each other for some time. Otvorena is beautifully shot in gorgeous black and white photography, which perfectly suits film's themes and overall atmosphere. It succeeds in keeping the viewer's attention for a whole time. The only problem is too formal and sometimes wooden dialogue which is grammatically perfect. People in Serbia don't talk like that and it is unconvincing a little bit. But other than that, main actresses are very good at physical acting and showing emotions. I hope that Momir will direct more films, and I believe that he's got the strength to provide something fresh and rewarding for Serbian cinema.
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