Živković Samardžić client, West End Production, victorious at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival

by ZS Law

“Stitches”, a drama about Serbia’s missing babies scandal, produced by Uliks Fehmiu and Milena Trobozić Garfield for Živković Samardžić’s client West End Productions, has won this year’s Europa Cinemas Label prize and 2nd place Panorama Audience Award at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival.

Film, directed by Miroslav Terzić, stars Snežana Bogdanović as a seamstress who believes her baby has not died, as she was told at the maternity ward, but separated from her at birth to be sold into an illegal adoption market. 

We congratulate Uliks Fehmiu, Milena Trobozić Garfield and everyone at West End Productions on well-deserved awards. 

“Živković Samardžić has advised West End on their various projects for more than a decade and are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this complex production that also included co-producers from the several countries in the region,” said Uroš Đorđević, Živković Samardžić Partner, who led the team advising on the production. “We were also familiar with the background of the story and its importance for the Serbian society, since we have already successfully represented investigative journalist Saša Leković and broadcaster B92, that have produced and broadcasted a series of documentaries investigating the same missing babies scandal almost a decade ago. We have ultimately won a defamation case for Leković and B92 at the Appellate Court in Belgrade in 2012,” added Đorđević.

After its world premiere at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, “Stitches” will have its Serbian premiere at the 47th International Film Festival FEST 2019 in Belgrade.

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