The documentary film “Signs of Life“, directed by Marko Nikolić, has achieved great success at film festivals. It has won many awards for best documentary, including ones in Cannes @Cannes Shorts, Los Angeles @SICAFILM,The Los Angeles International Film Awards. audience award for best documentary @Eastern European Film Festival, best original music award @Eastern European Film Festival and other places.
Recently, the film had its successful domestic premiere in Belgrade at Beldocs -International Documentary Film Festival.
The next screening is at the 21st San Francisco Documentary Festival, playing at the Roxie Theater and online from June 1–12, 2022.
The documentary looks at the fate of long-abandoned hotels in Serbia and how they have altered over time. Ex-hotel employees share their personal stories of triumphs and disappointments, as well as the values and aspirations that united them throughout their time working there. People, places, and hotels have changed over the past few decades as a result of changes in society. This poetic film explores the idea that deserted hotels are a metaphor for lost ideals. But there’s still hope. There are signs of life there. This is a visually stunning film, with haunting original music and astonishing sound design.
Marko Nikolić, director and editor
Nebojša Miljković, producer
Obrad Kokotović, director of photography
Janja Lončar, composer
Miloš Drobnjaković, sound designer