Original Title : KRS

English Title : KARST

Year: 2015

Duration : 70 Minutes

Screening Format : DCP

Produced by : Adriana Ferrarese & Vladimir Todorovic (Tadar Studio)

Creative Producer: Adriana Ferrarese

Directed by : Vladimir Todorovic 

Screenplay: Vladimir Todorovic 

Edited by : Seamus Haley

Dop : Vladimir Todorovic

Original Music : Brian O’reilly











An Italian diplomat choses an almost inaccessible Montenegrin karst landscape as a perfect spot to build his dream house. He hires an architect and a local stonemason family. While taming this envirorment, they learn how to work and function despite obvious cultural differences. From the initiation to completion, both the landscape and its people gradually reveal themselves. Vladimir Todorovi, tells , above all, the story of an invasion. A foreign body enters into a beautiful and timeless landscape and a clash of cultures happens , between the foreign owner and « his » local workers. But the clash is non-violent, nor is the tone of the film bitter or sarcastic toward this « rich invader ». Both strong and gentle, ambitious and modest, Karst is a film on social differences. An apparently purely observational narration subtly hides a second powerful and dense layer, which gives to a seemingly  « small » story a major socio-political magnitude.

(Paolo Moretti- Visions du réel 2015) 


Sergi est un riche diplomate italien amoureux du Monténégro. Avec l'aide de Goran, un architecte local, il décide de faire construire une maison dans une vallée éloignée et incontaminée de roche karstique près du Lac Skadar, par une famille de maçons de la région.  Au fur et à mesure que la maison prend forme, entre déflagrations, explosions de roche et « clash culturel », une relation d’échanges et de confiance se tisse entre le riche diplomate et la famille de maçons des JANKOVICS, malgré l’immense décalage des cultures.






Vladimir was born in Zrenjanin, Serbia. He is a filmmaker and visual artist.

His generative film, SILICA-ESC has been awarded Special Mention at the Visions from the Future 2010 Iridescent Worlds and jury recommended work for Japan’s Media Art Festival.

His debut feature WATER HANDS premiered at the 40th international Film Festival Rotterdam 2011.

WATER HANDS received a Special Mention award at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 2012 and Best Feature Film Award in flEXiff 2011, Sydney.

His second  film DISAPPEARING LANDSCAPE premiered in Rotterdam in January 2013.

His films and projects participated in numerous festivals and exhibitions including: Busan International Film Festival, Paris Project, FEST, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, CINDI, Cottbus, BIFFES, SEAFF, Five Flavours Film Festival, Punto y Raya, Adventures in Motion, Cinemanila,  39th and 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Impakt, ISEA2010, Ars Electronica, File2011, l'Alternativa 2010, Curtas Vila do Conde, Rencontres Internationales 09, Videoformes, ICA Singapore, ISEA08, Enter3, Wired NextFest, Dislocate07, ISEA06, Siggraph 06, Transmediale 05, File 2004, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Machinista, Entermutlimediale 2, WRO 05, Museum of Contemporary Arts Belgrade, and many others.






Selected by at the Docu Rought Cut Boutique of the Sarajevo Film Festival 2015 and Last Stop Trieste Lab ot the Trieste Film Festival 2015


World Premiere : Visions du réel 2015


Sarajevo Film Festival 2015-Official Selection


DokuFest 2015- Official Selection


UnderhillFest- Official Selection-Special Mention of the Jury


Belldocs- Official Selection


Singapore Film Festival 2015- Official Selection


Trieste Film Festival 2016- Born in Trieste Section


Inhabitant Film Festival 2016- Official Selection


EtnoFilm - Official Selection -Croatia


Edoc- Ecuador- Official Selection


Jakarta Experimental Film Festival -Official Selection


BAM- Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo- Sole Luna Film Festival- Official Selection


SEEfest- Los Angeles- USA- Official Selection