Goran Paskaljevic, the Serbian director is all in praise for the Kerala audience while he was present at the 18th International Film Festival, which was held at Thiruvananthapuram. The director said that Kerala audience are the best in the whole world.
Goran Paskaljevic said that he loves to see the movies of
directors like Mrinalin Sen and Satyajit Ray, but he finds it quite
unfortunate to witness any one similar to these personalities at
present. Paskaljevic opined that artists should know to criticise
their own works and they should also accept if they went wrong.
"Critics can help us to understand our fault," he added.
Being the producer of his own films, the director said, "I can never compromise in script depending upon the wishes of distributors and therefore produces my films. Potential directors have to sacrifice considering the market. It's a fight, but we are losing unfortunately. Distributors are afraid that they are going to loose money." The director also revealed his difficulties and turmoils while making films in his homeland.
When asked about the current trends in Serbian film industry, he said that East Europe has made some wonderful films that are for the good cause, Serbian directors are giving more prominence to serious subjects at present.
While expressing his unhappiness in Hollywood films, the versatile director frankly spoke that they are becoming repetitive which results in stories to be predictable. "I love simple stories because audience can relate with it, they have to leave the theatre with some emotion," he concluded.