Chicken elections

Goran Radovanović. 2005. Serbia. 48’

CHICKEN ELECTIONS is a film about the contemporary society in rural Balkans. In this story an old Serbian peasant woman is trying to learn how to operate a used mobile phone given to her by her grandson, a local traffic policeman. Finally, when she somehow learns how to use it, she dies. Thus, this story turns into a metaphor of dying province and the absurdity of the development in transition countries. Chicken Election is funny, sad and beautifully ironic story about solitude, depopulation, about death before death.