Lasta (The Swallow)

Title of the film Original title: Lasta
English title: The Swallow
Hungarian title: A fecske

Production and shooting info Country of the production: Serbia - sr.yu
Year of production: 2007
Year of shooting: 2007
Length of the film: 16 min
Colouring: colour
Recording format: DVCAM
Original language: Serbian
Language of subtitle: English

Description of the content An old man finds a swallow which has fallen out of its nest and he decides to take it home. Three times a day he feeds it with the warms from the ripe cherries. As months pass by, the swallow gets used to the old man so much that it will sit on his shoulder whenever he walks in the village or will sit on his fur hat while he is loosening soil around maize seedlings. When autumn comes, the old man fears that the swallow, loving him so much, won’t fly to the south. So he decides to save some money and take it to the sea by himself.

Credits Director: Milan Belegišanin
Producer: Svetlana Paroški
Cinematographer: Ljubomir Glušica
Editor: Saša Armbruster

Company / Institution Production: RTV – DOP (Radio television of Vojvodina, Documentary Dpt.)
Distributor: RTV – DOP (Radio television of Vojvodina, Documentary Dpt.)

Ethnicity and locality Etnic group: Serbian
Continent: East Europe
Country: Serbia - sr.yu

Tipology Type: non-fiction film
Form: documentary film

Related sciences Natural science: ornithology

Keyword: way of living