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THE FILM

 

Passion. Endurance. Change. Fear. Rebirth. Dreams. All these motives are intertwined through six life stories filmed in six countries in Europe. Even though all different the heroes of the documentary are interconnected with cycling as a way of life. It represents a common thread that sparked and touched the points of life that they have never dreamt about achieving it. The heroes also tell a story about how time for bravery is when you’re scared of something. That’s how obstacles are broken. That the loss is real if we make it so. That dreams are in our hands. A change is the highlight motive that also connects all six stories, which illustrate cycling as a medium for self-knowledgement, therapy for the mind and body, something that inspires and motivates. This is a story about adventure, about two wheels and about life. It’s about all of us.

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BIKES TELL STORIES DOCUMENTARY FILM
  • YEAR: 2014-2015
  • LENGHT: 67 MIN. / 52 MIN (TV VERSION)
  • SHOOTING FORMAT: HD
  • SCREENING FORMAT: BLUE RAY, DCP
  • ASPECT RATIO: 16:9 (1: 1,78)
  • SOUND: STEREO
  • LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SERBIAN
  • COUNTRIES: SPAIN, FRANCE, SLOVENIA, AUSTRIA, CROATIA, SERBIA
BIKES TELL STORIES DOCUMENTARY TV SERIES
  • NUMBER OF EPISODES: 5
  • YEAR: 2014-2015
  • LENGHT: 20 – 25 MIN. (TV VERSION)
  • SHOOTING FORMAT: HD
  • SCREENING FORMAT: BLUE RAY, DCP
  • ASPECT RATIO: 16:9 (1: 1,78)
  • SOUND: STEREO
  • LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SERBIAN, PORTUGUESE
  • COUNTRIES: SPAIN, FRANCE, SLOVENIA, AUSTRIA, CROATIA, SERBIA, PORTUGAL

HEROES

Cycling nomads of Portugal. After almost 20 years of not using bikes, they decided to go on a bike trip which ended after 15.000 km. They have stroked pedals, joined the tribe of bike riders, were meeting locals, volunteering in the local communities, went on their own, smiling, laughing, jumping, dancing while riding... They are those who motivate, inspire, and carry unique cycling tale.

Ana & Aleks

Portugal

One of the Spanish golden cyclists. His life is a constant bike ride. He is a specialist in Mountin bike, cross country, downhill, dirt jump, freeride, BMX… He has made his passion his profession. 20 years of experience in cycling, winning competitions, inspiring many bikers, teaching others to turn the pedals and add life to their days.

Manel Ibars

Spain

Two families, who decided to hit the road with small kids in trailers. They went to explore Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. During one year biking families Clabaut and Steiner families used to make circus shows for local kids in order to share their good mood and happiness. They want to live their dream and make people dream with them while being on wheels.

Les Patates Douces

France

Bike lover from Verona, one of the greatest examples of desire for everyday biking. She feels that her bike is part of her: “I cannot live without it… I use it for fun (I have city bike and a racing bike), to go to work, to go for shopping…during all seasons without any problem. It is true, I am proud to be cyclist and I always try to tell people what it means.” Claudia is also cycling activist involved in round tables about mobility in Verona.

Claudia Vorbilova

Italy

Lives in Graz, and his bike name is a tramp. One day he decided to quit his job and start to cycle without time limit. He came all a way to Sri Lanka. His cycle was a humanitarian mission, life change, culture exchange, and ride with no time limit. After 11.000 km he donated aid to an orphanage in Sri Lanka which was a moment of triumph for all, and this trip has changed his life in many ways. Stefan has shown that cycling can be a big life change and through the documentary I hope he will motivate others to follow their dreams.

Stefan Brandl

Austria

While he was a kid with asthma, no one could imagine that he will become a champion, who has set 14 World records. Marko is one of the World’s best super cyclists. He is also big into the Race Across America, 5.000 km in less than 10 days - the hardest sporting event in the World. His bike story is like a novel. This unique life story will show that limit is usually set just by ourselves.

Marko Baloh

Slovenia

Student of photography, Siniša Glogoški, uses every bit of his free time to travel, and biking is his great passion. A few years ago he did a trip from Croatia to Syria and this footage can tell more than any word. His cycling spirit inspired many people, and he sees cycling as a perfect way to meet people and locals.

Siniša Glogoški

Croatia

Bike activists fighting for sustainable mobility. Bosnia’s cycling guru. There is no better person in Bosnia to tell the bike story than Tihomir Dakic. Bike activists who boosted the whole cycling culture in Bosnia and put his country on the cycling map of Europe. He is one of Bosnia’s biggest promoters of cycling and sustainable transport. Tihomir says that if you push your pedals harder in life, you will reach the most beautiful thing in your life and that is the meaning of life.

Tihomir Dakić

Bosnia & Herzegovina

In spite of losing his leg, Aleksandar Vukov has done many bicycle challenges. Cycling strengthens him to overcome what he’s lost and he is one of the great examples of desire for adventure and has showed that if you're disabled you don't have to act it! Just get out and ride is his motto, and like that he did a 1.200 km bike trip.

Aleksandar Vukov

Serbia

CYCLING – WAY OF LIFE

CREW

Milan Lisica

Director and Producer

Pavle Nikić

Editor and Co-director

Dora Filipović

Sound Designer

Uroš Stojnić

Music Composer

SEE FULL CREW

  • Milan Lisica, Director and Producer
  • Pavle Nikic, Editor and Co-director
  • Dora Filipovic, Sound Designer
  • Uros Stojnic, Music Composer
  • Ivica Vidanovic, Cinnamon Production – Producer
  • Vladimir Perović – Supervisor and the documentary concept advisor
  • Ivana Pejović – The documentary concept assistant
  • Maya Astid – The logo designer
  • Marko Mijatov – The trailer animation designer
  • Bojan Dubovina – Trailer animation
  • Staša Bugarski – Web designer and developer
  • Anja Mioč – Illustrator
  • Goran Milošević – Sound recording advisor
  • Želimir Tot – Filming advisor
  • Alexander Fingleton – Lecto

Producers:

  • Portugal: Milan Lisica
  • Spain: Milan Lisica
  • France: Isa Henrat
  • Italy: Marco Palma, Claudia Vibariova, Tihomir Dakić
  • Slovenia: Milan Lisica
  • Austria: Milica Stanković
  • Croatia: Milan Lisica
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Milan Lisica
  • Serbia: Goran Đerić, Miloš Tica, Dejan Vlaški, Ljubomir Kovač, Tamara Belajić, Branislava Lovre, Marko Bokan

Translators:

  • English: Indira Janić
  • French: Kristina Koprivšek
  • Spanish: Hispanic Society of Serbia

Promoters: All those who shared my documentary idea with people they know. Like that make it to spread around. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

PHOTOS FROM THE MOVIE

MUSIC FROM THE FILM

SCREENINGS

Past screenings:

  • DAG MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
  • BELDOCS, International Documentary Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2014
  • CINEMA CITY, International Film Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2014
  • WINNER FIRST FRAME, International Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • DOK LEIPZIG, Promo screening, Leipzig, Germany, 2014
  • CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, Promo screening, Cannes, France, 2014
  • JIHLAVA, International Documentary Film Market, Czech Republic 2014
  • CINEMA, Berlin, Germany, 2014
  • CINEMA Podgorica, Montenegro, 2014
  • CINEMA Belgrade, Serbia 2014
  • CINEMA Novi Sad, Serbia, 2014
  • CINEMA Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014
  • CINEMA Sombor, Serbia, 2014

Upcoming screenings:

  • AJ JAZEERA BALKANS, September 2015