ABOUT THE FILM
Prince Lazar is one of the most significant historical figures in rich Serbian history, a character numerous myths and legends were created about, a character whose name is a synonym for freedom of the Serbs. Prince Lazar’s life and death became a myth over the centuries, a myth where people do not tell the difference between truth and fantasy, between tradition and historical facts.
Educational feature film PRINCE LAZAR follows life of prince Lazar Hrebeljanović from his birth and growing up on the court of Tzar Dušan over his wedding with Milica and his progress to the title of a prince, building of the Serbian capital of the time – town of Kruševac, all the way to the Battle of Kosovo.
The film stars Vojin Ćetković as older prince Lazar, Biljana Nikolić as older princess Milica, Miloš Đurović as young prince Lazar, Marta Bjelica as young princess Milica. Goran Dimitrijević is the narrator in the film. The film is part of Marko Marinković’s master thesis at History Department of Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.
The plan of the author is to make a 45-minute film to be primarily used as a teaching aid in all schools in Serbia.
The film presents life of Prince Lazar at the most important moments of his life since his birth to the Battle of Kosovo.
The plot starts with his growing up and getting a title on the court of Tzar Dušan. We follow his development as a soldier and dedication to his duties on the court together with his complete devotion to the Tzar. The film shows love relationship between Milica and Prince Lazar that leads to the blessing for their marriage given by the Tzar.
A part of the film is dedicated to building of the medieval Kruševac as the capital and strengthening of Lazar’s power in Serbia together with his wish to make Serbia a powerful state on the Balkans again. After successful defence from more and more frequent Turkish overruns, prince Lazar prepares himself for the final conflict on the Kosovo field.
older prince Lazar
older princess Milica
young prince Lazar
young princess Milica
Lazar as a child
Stanoje Bojanin, PhD
Mentor on the project
Dragica Koljanin, PhD
“Saint Prince Lazar”
Director of photography
- to be part of history textbooks
- to be shown in museums and tourist associations
- to be useful for the town, Serbia, Serbian diaspora, the Church, embassies around the world
- to be used by future generations as a reconstruction of cultural-historical heritage
BIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR
Marko Marinković was born in Kruševac in 1991. He graduated in history at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad in 2014. He finished his master studies in 2015 with the thesis “Film in History Teaching”. He has been teaching history and civic education in primary school “Jovan Popović” in Kruševac since September 2015. He spends his free time making films.
He directed and wrote a script for the play “HIP LOVE HOP”, a teenage love story with elements of hip hop dance . Its premiere was in the Kruševac Theatre in 2011 and later it was performed several times on the stage of Culture Centre Kruševac.
He also directed two video clips for the bend “John Wayne” which were broadcast on MTV.
He has released a feature-length film “Fallen Angel”. Its premiere was on the Festival of Serbian film fantasy in Belgrade. It also had its foreign premiere on the festival GermanyAfterDark.
His latest film is a short film “The Nightguards”. Its premiere was on the Festival of Serbian film fantasy in Belgrade, where it won a prize for visual effects. The film was presented on 10 more festivals all over the world.
Besides the film about prince Lazar he is also working on a feature-length film ”PROMISE”.
So far we have had support of the following companies and institutions:
The author gives special thanks to the following persons:
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Account number: 265-0000004572156-18
Recipient: Marko Marinković, Reiffeisen Banka AD
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