Filming of The Black Pin , which is set amidst the natural and wild beauty of the Luštica peninsula, is to commence next month. As part of our cultural support programme, Luštica Bay is sponsoring the film which will be showcasing the inherent beauty, vibrant culture and unique heritage of Montenegro.
The Black Pin tells the story of a priest called Peter who finds himself at odds with the other inhabitants of his small, rural parish when he opposes a large property sale. This leads, inevitably, to some tumultuous situations. We won’t expand any further as we don’t want to spoil the plot.
The Black Pin is a quirky and comical production that has already been met with great success, having achieved first place at the Montenegrin National Film Competition. Working with Marinovic on this project are a number of international producers and actors, including Serbian director and producer Mina Djukic, Croatian actor and producer Leon Lucev, as well as Macedonian producer Robert Jazadziski.
When we met with Ivan, we discussed his inspiration behind The Black Pin .
“The film is inspired by several events both from contemporary Luštica villages and from people that lived here half a century ago who directly inspired the story. Additionally, a number of my own life experiences are, on many levels, part of this story” says Ivan.
Every year, in cooperation with the Tivat Municipality, the Luštica Development supports various cultural and educational projects and events through sponsorship and donations.
“It was only natural for us to support a film that showcases the beauty of the Luštica peninsula. People will be able to get a real sense of the culture and traditions of this special place” said Bojana Saranovic from Luštica Development.
To learn more about Ivan Marinovic, read our Q&A here ; stay tuned for our next post on the history of the Montenegrin film scene.