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Director  Tatjana Brzakovic
Music director  Janja Loncar
Cast  Jelena Jankovic
Writer  Tatjana Brzakovic
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Sport
Screenplay  Tatjana Brzakovic
Duration  
Country  Serbia Germany
Jelenin svet movie poster
Language  Serbian Subtitle: English Russian
Release date  November 12, 2008 (2008-11-12) (Belgrade, Serbia)
Initial release  November 12, 2008 (Serbia)
Similar movies  Balkan Spirit (2013), Arteholic (2014), Loving Glances (2003)

Jelenin svet (Jelenas World) is a 2008 independent documentary film written and directed by Tanja Brzakovic, about former World No. 1 female tennis player, Jelena Jankovic.

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Background

The film follows Jelena Jankovic over a 14-month period, and includes tennis tournaments in Madrid and Berlin, as well as her visits to her home in Belgrade.

At the beginning of the documentary, Jankovic was ranked as third best tennis player in the world. The film follows her regime as she prepares for various meets, deals with maintaining her diet, trains, meets with fans, and begins her matches.

Cast

  • Jelena Jankovic as herself
  • Snezana Jankovic as herself (Jelenas mother)
  • Ricardo Sanchez as himself (Jelenas coach)
  • In tennis matches:
  • Anna Chakvetadze
  • Elena Dementieva
  • Justine Henin
  • Ana Ivanovic
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • Reception

    When the film premiered in Belgrade on November 12, 2008, it outsold the James Bond film Quantum of Solace which opened there that same weekend, bumping the Bond film to second place in the Serbian box office.

    In speaking toward the film, Politika made note that full-length theatrically released documentary films toward Serbian athletes are rare. The appreciated that Jelenin svet celebrated the efforts of one of the best among the best in the world, and that the film was able to document Jelena Jankovics rise from third-best to worlds best. The wrote that the film is dynamic, witty and cheerful in it portrait of Jankovic, and that it allows viewers to better understand the subject of the film.

    References

    Jelenin svet Wikipedia
    Jelenin svet IMDb


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