Branko Vilus is a prominent Serbian film director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his award-winning feature films, “The Last Serb” (2003) and “The Life of the Other” (2006).
Born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1964, Branko Vilus grew up in an artistic family. His father was a film director and his mother was a theater actress. At an early age, Vilus developed an interest in film, inspired by his parents’ work. He attended the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Dramatic Arts and graduated with a degree in film directing.
Vilus began his career by directing several short films, and eventually made his feature debut with “The Last Serb” in 2003. The film was a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards, including the Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
In 2006, Vilus released “The Life of the Other”, a drama about two Serbian soldiers facing their pasts in the Bosnian War. The film received wide acclaim, earning Vilus an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film.
Throughout his career, Vilus has continued to make films that explore themes of identity, morality, and war. He has also written and produced a number of documentaries, including “Kosovo: The Forgotten War” (2008).
In recent years, Vilus has turned his attention to television, directing episodes of the popular series “Undercover” (2010) and “Bosnian War” (2012). He has also directed the feature films “The River” (2013) and “An Ordinary Day” (2015).
Today, Branko Vilus is one of Serbia’s most respected directors. His films have been applauded for their insight and emotional depth, and he has become a symbol of the country’s vibrant film industry.