Tanja Brzakovic is a Serbian director and screenwriter, known for her work on films such as "The Balkan Spy" (2015) and "The Last Summer" (2017). She has been praised for her unique visual style and her ability to create powerful stories that explore the complexities of life in modern Serbia.
Born in Belgrade in 1988, Tanja has been a passionate storyteller since childhood. She studied film at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, graduating in 2012. During her studies, she wrote and directed several student films and was the recipient of several awards.
In 2014, Tanja released her debut feature film, "The Balkan Spy". The story follows a young Serbian man who is recruited by the CIA to spy on his own country. The film was praised for its strong performances, gripping story and unique visual style. It was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and won several awards, including Best Film at the Belgrade International Film Festival.
In 2017, Tanja released her second feature film, "The Last Summer". The film follows a group of Serbian teenagers as they spend their last summer together before going off to university. The film was praised for its honest depiction of teenage life and its thoughtful exploration of coming-of-age. It was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for several awards.
In 2018, Tanja wrote and directed the short film "The Return", which follows a young woman who returns to her hometown after years away. The short film was praised for its thoughtful exploration of the tension between home and away and for its powerful performances.
Tanja has become one of the most respected filmmakers in Serbia today. She is known for her unique visual style and her ability to create powerful stories that explore the complexities of life in modern Serbia. Her work has been praised for its thoughtfulness and its strong performances, and she has become a celebrated figure in the Serbian film industry.