OASIS

By Ivan IKIĆ

HERETIC - as SALES

Social issues - Completed 2020

Three teenagers living in an institution for people with special needs have to navigate newfound feelings of desire as well as envy, when an unexpected love triangle forms between them, threatening to spill over into confrontation and desperate measures for any way out.

Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2020
Label Europa Cinemas
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • SERBIA, SLOVENIA, NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
    • Languages
    • SERBIAN
    • Duration
    • 121 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ivan IKIĆ
    • Writer(s)
    • Ivan IKIĆ
    • Producer(s)
    • Milan STOJANOVIC (SENSE PRODUCTION), Marija STOJANOVIC (SENSE PRODUCTION)
    • Synopsis
    • Upon her arrival at an institution for people with mental disabilities, Maria becomes fast friends with the equally fiery Dragana. When it becomes clear that they are both in love with the more withdrawn Robert, their relationship is upset and gradually grows into a dangerous game of hide-and-seek to win him over. Condemned to a lifetime of hiding away from society, the three teenagers' profound longing for independence and human connection takes hold. Driven by their newfound feelings of desire and jealousy, their impulsive actions topple the delicate balance preserved by the institution's stifling rules and spill over into confrontation and desperate measures to find any way out.
      Set in an actual institution and featuring its young residents in their first ever attempt at acting, OASIS takes us into a world society looks away from, in order to tell a powerful story about what it means to be alive, needed and loved, and how life will always find a way to burst through the cracks.