Adapted, a documentary by Dejan Petrović will have its world premiere in the competition program of the largest and one of the most important documentary film festivals in the world – IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), which will be held in Amsterdam for the 34th time, from November 17th to 28th. The film was co-produced by the Independent Film Center “Filmart” and the production company Cinnamon Films, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and Film Center Serbia.

The short ducumentary tells the story of the only shelter for dogs in Europe, a place where stray dogs, caught on the outskirts of the city, are brought every day. By establishing a parallel between dog shelters and societies and showing the process of dog training, the film points to the universal problems we face from the earliest childhood, re-examining the need of an individual to adapt to the will of another and their authority.

Thanks to the Directorate for Execution of Criminal Sanctions of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, the film was shot in the Penitentiary in Sremska Mitrovica, one of the three prisons in Europe where the program of resocialization of convicts through dog training is implemented and the only such prison in Europe.

The film was produced, directed and written by Dejan Petrović, the director of photography is Dragan Vildović, while the editors ae Aleksandar Uhrin and Aleksandar Popović. The cameraman and sound designer is Nikola Cvijanović, and music was composed by Vojin Ristivojević.

Dejan Petrović.

The film runtime is 19 minutes and it will compete for the award for the best film in the category of short documentary film. Petrović’s previous documentary The Same was also shown in the competition program of this prestigious festival in 2017 (IDFA 2017).