Ozone interview with Opera Diva & 2017 Serbian Film Festival Ambassador in AU – Milijana Nikolic Part 1

                                   OPERA DIVA

                              MILIJANA NIKOLIC


Milijana Nikolic, a highly respected arts and cultural force, is the 2017 Festival Ambassador. Serbian-born Nikolic, who holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Belgrade, is a leading international operatic mezzo-soprano.  Later this year she will be onstage for the first time with the Vojvodina Philharmonic Orchestra in Novi Sad. In early 2018, Nikolic will perform in Italy - Trieste (Teatro Verdi) and Bari (Teatro Petruzelli) in the role of Azucena for the opera Il Trovatore. Since moving to Australia in 2007, she continues to be a proud supporter of the Serbian Film Festival.




The annual Serbian Film Festival (SFF) is returning to Australia for the 17th time. Films will be screening at Hoyts cinemas from 24 Nov to 10 Dec across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Fremantle. Over the past 16 years, audiences through Australia have viewed over 100 Serbian feature and documentary films.

SFF commenced in Brisbane 7 years ago. The films will be screened at Hoyts cinema at Sunnybank.

Visit: hoyts.com.au

Serbian films at the festival:

SFF - OUT OF WOODS – This emotional story follows the struggle of Stojanka, a grandmother who had to leave the city life and return to her home village, to raise two grandchildren because her son and daughter in law left to find work overseas.

SFF - HERD – This hilarious satirical comedy is about life behind the camera. More often than not a greater drama precedes a film or TV drama which we see on the screen.

SFF - REQUIEM FOR MRS J - Jelena’s husband died a year ago and despite sharing her flat with her two daughters and mother in law, she feels tired and lonely and she has had enough.

SFF - SANTA MARIA DELLA SALUTE – The film narrates a tormented love story between one of the most famous Serbian poets, Laza Kostic (1841 – 1910) renowned for his sublime poetic puns and word coining and an enchanting your girl – Lenka, educated and refined daughter of a wealthy landowner, Lazar Dundjerski.

SFF – TRAIN DRIVER’S DIARY – The film is about accidental ‘killers’. Statistics show that during their career every train driver unintentionally ‘kills’ 15 to 20 people.

More info:          hoyts.com.au/movies/events/serbian_film_festival