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Sjaj u ocima / Loving Glances (2003) Srdjan Karanovic, Senad Alihodzic, Ivana Bolanca, Jelena Djokic, Drama, Romance
A warm romantic comedy with local Serbian flavor, “Loving Glances” marks the return of acclaimed Belgrade helmer Srdjan Karanovic to directing after a 12-year absence due to the war in former Yugoslavia and its aftermath. Film’s difficult production circumstances are invisible, however, in the mildly surreal inter-ethnic love story between two young refugees.
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Virdzina / Virgina (1991) Srdjan Karanovic, Miodrag Krivokapic, Ina Gogálová, Slobodan Milovanovic, Drama
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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