Mina Đukić was born in 1982 in Sombor, Serbia. Today she lives and works in Belgrade. She has a degree from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Belgrade. Her short films have already been awarded several prizes. Furthermore, she has realised commercials for various agencies. She loves to mix styles and genres, creating bizarre situations and to let her subtle, slightly disturbing humor come into play. Together with the filmmakers Nikola Ležaic and Urus Tomic she founded the production company Film House Kisole Dete in 2008. Nikola Lezaics TILVA ROS was produced by her and has been nominated for the European Film Awards 2011. THE DISOBEDIENT is her feature film debut as a director.
What happens to a friendship formed in childhood, when people go their separate ways? Leni (24) visits her home village during the summer and works in her parent’s pharmacy. Lazar (24) left the village three years before to study in Germany. When Lazar’s father dies, the young man returns to attend the funeral. So he and Leni meet again.
Together they explore Yugoslavia’s landscape and thus the memories of their childhood. At the same time their adult selves travel with them and deliver them to a crossroads: will they go wherever their relationship takes them or will they part ways in the end?
Oscillating between childhood and the threshold of adulthood, they are accompanied by the warning voice of Minja Subota, the cult star of children's television, the symbol of parental reason and the conventions of adulthood. At the same time they meet the ten-year-old Ćora, whose insouciance allows them to look back on their own childhood.
THE DISOBEDIENT (NEPOSLUSNI) is a road movie. However, neither asphalt or gravel determine their journey, but the attempt of their child-selves to flee from the reality of growing up – an escape, away from expectations and constraints. The film questions the boundaries between objective facts and subjective imagination, between individual dreams and social conventions, between the real and surreal.