The movie

013CIFF21 Celts

Length: 106 min
Country: Servië
Language spoken: Servisch
Language subtitles: Engels
Cast: DUBRAVKA DUDA KOVJANIC, STEFAN TRIFUNOVIC, KATARINA DIMIC, ANJA İORİEVIC, OLGA ODANOVIC
Director: Milica Tomovic
Release date: 2021

Description

DUTCH PREMIÈRE A suburb of Belgrade, 1993: frustrated wife and mother Marijana (Dubravka Duda Kovjanic) arranges her eight-year-old daughter’s birthday party while her equally disaffected husband (Stefan Trifunovic) goes about his taxi-driving duties. (Oh, and he borrows a three-legged dog for the kids to play with at the party…) As the children and related adults gather at Marijana’s home - and the alcohol flows - director and co-writer Milica Tomovic etches an indelible portrait of a society on the verge of collapse. That she does so in such an entertaining and immersive way is a credit to her directorial skill. ‘Sharp and engrossing… This fluid debut feature… treats the narrative as a microcosm of its protagonist’s fraying life in general, and of Yugoslavia’s disintegration, and yet it is never blunt, broad, or simplistic. Instead, it roams through a chaotic day and boisterous night to paint a portrait of people weathering uncertain times…’ — Sarah Ward, Screen