The Black Pin

  • Ivan Marinović
  • Montenegro, Serbia
  • 2016.
  • 93'
  • Igla ispod praga

A black-humoured drama about Petar, a cranky priest who returns to his idyllic little village in Montenegro to take care of his ill mother. He is convinced that God has shut his eyes to human suffering. His wife has left him, his mother recognizes him only occasionally, and his rebellious teenage son is making his life even harder. This is, however, not the end to his suffering. When the villagers get an attractive offer to sell some land, Petar refuses to sell his share. Attempting to chase him away, a group of vengeful locals start causing him trouble and manage to persuade the whole superstitious village that Petar is the root of all their problems. Having won the hearts of audience and critics alike, The Black Pin was Montenegrin entry for last year’s Academy Awards.

Subtitles: EN

Ivan Marinović

Born in Montenegro in 1984. He graduated in directing from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). He is the author of several short films, experimental projects, and acclaimed documentary Praise the Sea, Stick to the Shore. The Black Pin is his feature debut.

The Black Pin

Ivan Marinović
Ivan Marinović
Nikola Ristanovski, Leon Lučev, Seka Sablić, Filip Klicov, Bogdan Diklić, Ljubomir Bandović, Dragana Dabović, Kristina Stevović, Goran Slavić, Mirko Vlahović, Dejan Đonović, Tihana Ćulafić, Stevan Radusinović, Momo Pićurić
Đorđe Arambašić
Ivan Vasić
Ivan Marinović, Vladimir Vasiljević
Adriatic Western, EED Productions
Festivals & Awards
Sarajevo Film Festival 2016; Bosphorus International Film Festival 2016 – Best Actor (Nikola Ristanovski); Sofia International Film Festival 2017; Vilnius International Film Festival 2017