Private Project

East to East

East to East is a short documentary questioning the definition of the East through the lense of three different cultures. It is inspired by the journey of two contemporary artists, Jisook Min and Taegon Kim, from Seoul to Strasbourg, via Belgrade.

And you, what is your definition of the East?

  • Marija Momić
    "Our fathers, mothers and their children," a feature- length fiction; 75 min; 2017,
  • Ana Sremac
    2015) Izgleda da smo sami / Looks Like We Are Alone (short) - režija: Katarina Koljević (2016) Povratak / The Return (long feature) - režija: Predrag Jakšić (2016) Skitnica i udovica (medium) - režija: Miloš Čolić (2016) Devojčice koje se šišaju na kratko / Girls Who Cut Their Hair Short (documentary, short) - režija: Jelica Jerinić
  • Lazar Arsović
    Sound design
    Nasi ocevi, majke i njihova djeca (2017) (sound designer) / (sound effects editor), Nikog nema (Short 2017) (sound recordist), One Night (Short 2016/II) (sound recordist), Incarnation (2016) (boom operator), Petar's Day (Short 2016) (dialogue editor), If the Sheep Were Pink (Short 2015) (boom operator), Britva (Short 2015) (boom operator), Umir krvi (Short 2015) (boom operator), Dobar sused (Short 2015) (boom operator), Jana (Documentary short 2014) (boom operator), Blackness (2014)(sound recordist), Matura (Short 2013) (boom operator), Do granice (Short 2013) (boom operator)
  • Miloš Jovanović
    Music composer
    Milos Jovanovic is a musician and composer who lives in Belgrade. He is the organizer of Front festival, encouraging public to enjoy classical music in unorthodox locations. Milos is also music director at Takeover project, an international program encouraging more young people being presented into arts venues. Since 2015, he is the director of the music school « Škola muzike i pevanja » in Belgrade. In 2017, he conducted and orchestrated Queen Real Tribute with symphony orchestra and choir concert.
  • Julia Rajacic
    Producer of this short movie, Julia Rajacic is before all the curator from the exhibition “A dream space” that launched the idea of the video project itself. Through the production of “East to East”, she has been particularly driven by a transcdisciplinary interest, and curious to bring out a dialogue between cinema and contemporary art.
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Susret Dva Istoka
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Art-based, experimental, documentary
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Serbia
  • Language:
    French, Korean, Serbian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Canon 7D DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kraljevski filmski festival
    August 31, 2017
  • French Institute Belgrade
    February 10, 2017
    Premiere during the exhibition closing party at the French Institute of Serbia
  • Festival of authors film Belgrade
    November 26, 2017
  • International festival of short film SHORT FORM
    Gornji Milanovac
    September 27, 2017
Director Biography - Marija Momić

Marija Momic is a professional cinematographer and filmmaker from Serbia, born in 1989 in Belgrade.

She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, under th Photographic image program with the theme ’’ Portrait as a document of a Generation’’.

After Graduation, she devoted herself filming documentaries and experimental films. She has been particularly interested in experimental visual study of collective unconscious. Her films are also dealing with particular subject, and how the individual faces the world today.

Her experimental films took part in several festivals of Video art in the Balkans.

She currently lives and works in Belgrade.

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Director Statement

When I think of the East I think of it as the End.

We are all looking at ‘something’ at the End, but that ’something’ for each one of us is different.

In my life, light has always been the main engine. When I first encountered the universes of Taegon Kim and Jisook Min I felt a genuine need to record something of that visual stimulus that I felt. At that time I had no words to describe what I was seeing and feeling, but I knew that words didn’t really matter, I was interested in reactions.

When the exhibition ‘A dream space’ ’in a busy street of the eastern city opened I knew exactly where to put my camera. So while I was standing behind a black curtain looking at people’s reactions I realized in some respects I envied them.