Experiencing Interruptions?


In order to break the everyday monotony, three village women secretly go on a trip together to hunt wild boars. After a series of unexpected events, they discover their passion for a different kind of prey.

  • Bojana Babić
  • Bojana Babić
    Wild Game (2017)
  • Maja Popović
    Barbarians (2014)
  • Milan Stojanović
    Oasis (2020), Barbarians (2014)
  • Dragana Varagić
    Key Cast
  • Emina Elor
    Key Cast
  • Szilvia Krizsan
    Key Cast
  • Maja Radošević
    Stitches (2019), The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)
  • Ana Todorovski
  • Nikola Janković
    Sound design
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    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2020
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  • FEKK - Ljubljana Short Film Festival
    August 20, 2020
    World Premiere
    International competition
  • International Short Film Festival - Film Front
    Novi Sad
    October 30, 2020
    National premiere
    National competition
  • PÖFF Shorts - Black Nights Film Festival
    November 18, 2020
    Baltic Premiere
    International competition
  • BRNO16 - International Short Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    December 4, 2020
    International competition
Director Biography - Bojana Babić

Bojana Babić is a filmmaker from Serbia, currently based in Tallinn. She graduated in Screenwriting and Writing for Performance at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade in 2015. In 2017 she earned a Master’s degree in Film at Kino Eyes – European Movie Master divided between the University of Lusófona (Portugal), Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland) and the Baltic Film and Media School (Estonia). During her studies she wrote the short film "Wild Game" (directed by Jeronimo Sarmiento), which screened at more than 50 film festivals, including Palm Springs International ShortFest, Satisfied Eye International Film Festival and Brno16. She also co-wrote two feature films which were produced in Serbia and Latvia: a comedy "Diamond of Bojana", directed by Milan Karadžić (distributed in cinemas across the US, Germany and Austria in 2017) and "Upurga", a mythological thriller directed by Ugis Olte (expected in 2021). Bojana participated in international screenwriting and directing workshops including Talents Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014), EASTWEEK - Script Writing Workshop for New Talents in Trieste, Italy (2014), Young Cinephiles in Pula, Croatia (2015), GoEast Talentlab, Germany (2017) and POWR Baltic Pitch, Estonia (2018). "Feral" is her directorial debut.

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Director Statement

In the 90s I spent all my school holidays in a small village in the north of Serbia where my grandparents used to take me in order for me to “be in the fresh air”. Thanks to my grandmother’s ability to make friends with many of the women in the village, I was able to listen to the stories about their everyday lives, their families, marriages, children, their plans for the future that they eagerly shared with my grandmother over coffee and cigarettes. On one of those occasions, I remember one of our neighbours sending me to stand by the door to warn her in case her husband arrives. “It makes him very angry when I smoke”, she would say with a rebellious smile. What I quickly learned from these stories was that even though these women would do equally demanding chores as their husbands and work just as hard, they were not entitled to the same benefits. Today, just like in the 90s, most women in the villages of Serbia are not allowed to have their own savings, they do not own the houses they live in and they cannot spend their free time in the village bars. Instead they are confined to the narrow space of a household which they can rarely leave and even there they are expected to follow strict rules. In Feral, I wanted to explore the possibilities of women breaking the physical and mental borders of this confined space through a twisted, surreal, dark narrative.
The three protagonists, Andjela, Jelena and Svetlana, decide to take up hunting, which has always been regarded as a strictly male activity in their community. In the beginning, they are only guided by curiosity – they have never shot anything in their lives and they would like to know how this feels. They go on their first hunting trip quietly and with a lot of insecurity, just the way they live their lives. But as they overcome the challenges, a transition happens that neither of the three had expected. They gain self-confidence and courage through the act of killing men. These men are not real, but rather representations of power that suppresses them and stops them from speaking and acting freely. Only when they learn how to oppose this power, will they be able to become liberated.