Making its world premiere in the World Dramatic competition at this month’s Sundance Film Festival is Srdan Golubovic’s anticipated ensemble drama “Circles.” Indiewire has the exclusive trailer ahead of its debut in Park City on January 18.
The filmmaker’s third feature (his last film was 2007’s “The Trap,” short-listed for an Oscar for best foreign film) unfolds as a triptych to tell a morally complex story about revenge and forgiveness. Here’s the official synopsis per Sundance:
Marco, a Serbian soldier on leave during the war, returns to his Bosnian hometown. When three fellow soldiers accost Haris, a Muslim shopkeeper, Marco intervenes, but it costs him his life. Twelve years later the war is over, but the wounds remain open. Marco’s father is rebuilding a church when Bogdan, the son of one of Marco’s killers, appears looking for work. Meanwhile in Belgrade, Marco’s friend Nabobs, a renowned surgeon, debates whether or not to operate on another of Marco’s killers. And in Germany, Haris—now married with a family—strives to repay his debt when Marco’s widow arrives seeking refuge.