Documentary » Dokumentarac | 35 and layered than we take for granted. Telenovelas always represent a black and white world, while I propose a telenovela in all shades of grey and in a multicolour format.” If the telenovela is important for the way Serbia experiences the Spanish world, what serves that purpose in the opposite direction, and how much were you guided by the (possible) prejudices of Spaniards towards Serbs? “Serbia and Serbian culture have a very distorted image from the perspective of Spain. Even to this day, when I meet Spaniards who’ve come to Serbia, they tell me how they are very pleasantly surprised because they thought Serbs are a closed and unsympathetic people. These are all consequences of the war. And this film aspires to break down stereotypes and show affiliation in all of its nuances.” The film had its premiere in Spain. How did Spanish viewers perceive the film and what did they find the most interesting? “The Malaga Festival is the largest festival in the Spanish language. All the most important films from Spain and South America are there, but a third of the auditorium was filled with people from the Balkans who abandoned their homeland a long time ago and watched the film with great interest. That, in a certain way, meant that I was able to tell a story that managed to reach viewers.” Tekst/Words: Nikola Marković Fotografije/Photography: Beldocs