Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 2015
Run Time: 92 minutes


Nenad rides to school in an armored tank, traveling from his Serbian enclave into hostile Albanian territory. He has no friends his age; only his dying grandfather and an elderly priest awaiting a new bell for his church. But even in war-torn Kosovo, not all innocence and magic of childhood can be destroyed. When two Albanian boys hesitantly befriend Nenad, and when Nenad arranges for them to ride in his tank, barriers begin to break down. Suddenly, life becomes an adventure of discovery and questioning. New possibilities emerge, even as old hatreds hold fast and rear their ugly heads. ENCLAVE swirls with a sublime beauty between a grand wedding, the arrival of the long-awaited bell, and other events that one may assume will bring the divergent nationalist communities together. One night, as a new outburst of ethnic violence erupts, the bell is a symbol to be destroyed, and the young new friendships are tested. With visual poetry and relentless power, ENCLAVE pulls the viewer towards a stunning conclusion. (In Serbian with subtitles) –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 9:30 PM

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

Goran Radovanovic

Goran Radovanovic was born in 1957 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He studied in Munich on a scholarship from the Goethe Institute and is a member of the European Film Academy.

"Casting" (2003), "Chicken Elections" (2005), "The Ambulance" (2009), "With Fidel Whatever Happens" (2012), ENCLAVE (2015)

Nico Hain

Goran Radovanovic

Axel Schneppat

Andrija Zafranovic

Principal Cast
Filip Subaric, Denis Muric, Nebojsa Glogovac, Anica Dobra, Miodrag Krivokapic, Metodi Jovanovski, Qun Lajqi, Goran Radakovic

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