The story takes place in Yugoslavia at the end of the 19th century, in an isolated village near the Adriatic sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that families without male heirs are cursed. When the wife of a farmer gives birth to their fourth daughter, father decides that the child will be brought up to become a so-called “Virgina” and that she will live as a man, so that she can work and be the family heir. This heartbreaking story of Virginas life is told with strong words, augmented with harsh inviroment.
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Tajvanska kanasta / Taiwan Canasta (1985) Goran Markovic, Boris Komnenic, Neda Arneric, Radko Polic, Comedy, Drama
Forty year old, unemployed architect is trying to find his way in a society’s cruel environment. In his mind, he still lives in 1968, when he was one of the protesters. The pinnacle comes when he meets a shady group of people involved in construction business.
Dupe od mramora / Marble Ass (1995) Zelimir Zilnik, Aleksandar Brujic, Vjeran Miladinovic, Milja Milenkovic, Comedy, Drama, War
Kenedi se ženi / Kenedi Is Getting Married (2007) Zelimir Zilnik, Kenedi Hasani, Salji Hasani, Beni Halitii, Drama
Kenedi is in a huge debt after building a house for his family. He finds himself searching for any kind of work to support himself, for as little as 10 EUR per day, a scarce amount to help him relief his debt. Ultimately, Kenedi decides to look for money in sex business. Initially offering his services to older ladies and widows, he expands his ‘business’ to offer sex to wealthy men. When he finds out about new liberal European laws on gay marriages, Kenedi sees prospects in looking for a “marriage material”, to renew his search for a legal status in EU. The opportunity arises during EXIT Music Festival, when he meets Max, a guy from Munich. But will their promising relationship bring the solution to Kenedi’s problems?
Panama (2015) Pavle Vuckovic, Slaven Doslo, Jovana Stojiljkovic, Milos Pjevac, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Jovan starts dating Maja casually. Slowly, her mysterious and shady behavior intrigues him. Following videos and clues over the social networks, Jovan finds indications of Maja’s parallel life. In the web of lies, pride, jealousy and passionate sex, Jovan loses himself only to find who Maja really is.
Klopka / The Trap (2007) Srdan Golubovic, Nebojsa Glogovac, Natasa Ninkovic, Anica Dobra, Crime, Drama, Thriller
“THE TRAP” is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) ‘society in transition.’ It’s a story that could happen to you. It is a film about an ordinary man, who is forced to choose between life and death of his own child. THE TRAP is a film about post-Milosevic’s Serbia, in which there is no more war, but there is moral and existential desert, about Serbia in transition, in which human life still doesn’t worth a lot, about normal life which still seems unreachable.
Mlad i zdrav kao ruza / Young and healthy as a rose (1971) Jovan Jovanovic, Dragan Nikolic, Aleksandar Gavric, María Baxa, Drama
A director with a very distinctive style, Jovan Jovanovic has filmed in 1971 one of the most significant works in the history of contemporary Serbian film. “Young and Healthy Like a Rose” is a strong visionary achievement that still looks topical today as back in the times when it was filmed and banned by the then communist censorship. A story about a young delinquent, who evolves from typical outsider to mafia boss of Belgrade seemed shocking back then; today, it is the cruel reality of our times. With incredible foresight of things to come, Jovanovic’s leading character says: “I am your future”. More poetical than Hollywood movies, much more realistic than “Trainspotting”. An exciting story about crime, drugs and the deadly grip of the secret police in Serbia. The best role of Dragan Nikolic, one of the rare ones he presented himself as a tough guy and the authentic sex symbol from this region. A slap in the face of film and other convention.
Sisanje / Skinning (2010) Stevan Filipovic, Nikola Rakocevic, Viktor Savic, Natasa Tapuskovic, Action, Crime, Drama
SISANJE is a story of a young Belgrade high school math champ Novica who gets seduced into the world of skinheads by their charismatic leader Relja. Novica joins the gang of racist skinheads in an attempt to overcome the geek status in school but soon enough he is sucked into the world of racism, violence and hooliganism, the skinhead movement takes him over and eventually he starts climbing up the ladder in the skinhead hierarchy.
Enklava / Enclave (2015) Goran Radovanovic, Milena Jaksic, Filip Subaric, Nenad Stanojkovic, Milan Sekulic, Drama
Kosovo 2004, five years after the war. Nenad, ten years Christian boy from a Serbian enclave, determined to create a proper community burial for his late grandfather, crosses enemy lines and makes friends among the Muslim majority in deeply divided, war-torn Kosovo.