A Serbian Film Gets US Theatrical Release

Srdjan Spasojevic’s “A Serbian Film”, the most infamous film that played the festival circuit last year, is surprisingly getting a U.S. theatrical release through Invincible Pictures.

In a press release issued yesterday, the company says it will be giving an edited version of the controversial film project a limited theatrical release on May 13th, while the full unedited version will be getting a simultaneous release online through the new digital movie service FlixFling.com.

The story follows an aging porn star agrees to participate in an “art film” in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia-themed snuff film.

The film has been banned from release in Australia, while only an edited version with around five minutes of cuts has been approved in the UK. Just last week Sitges Film Festival director Angel Sala was charged with the exhibition of child pornography in connection with a screening of the film and a particular disturbing scene of child rape. Said scene however is only implied and happens offscreen according to critics who’ve seen the uncut version.