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USA, Slovenia, Hrvatska, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia 2019, drama, thriller, 105’, Serbian with English subtitle
Stitches combines elements of thriller and melodrama, and deals with the story of newborn babies abducted from hospitals, which has been a hot social issue in Serbia recently. The script penned by Elma Tataragic tells the story of woman who firmly believes that her newborn baby was stolen from her more than 20 years ago, while she was told that her baby died.
Serbia, 2018, drama, war, 121’, Serbian with English subtitle
Stevan Jakovljević, biology professor and a participant of the World War I arrives to the 20 year anniversary of the war and the opening of the ossuary monument in the village where he spent time with his first combat unit, the fifth cannon battery.
Stevan took an unexpected leave of absence, later he was transferred, and one of the reasons he arrives to the opening of the ossuary is the desire to find out what had happened to his first war comrades, especially with his direct superior lieutenant Aleksandar. He will meet only the commander, and the fate of the fifth battery that ceased to exist in that very village will open up through their flashbacks, moments of hardship and of joy, as well as the relationship of Aleksandar and Stevan, which grows from initial intolerance into friendship. What Stevan learns from the commander will change everything – Aleksandar took a willing sacrifice for Stevan, risking court martial as well as his life.
In this story on bravery and friendship, the character of sub-lieutenant Aleksandar, whose fate we learn at the very end, will also show how the Serbian army managed to perform all those military feats, despite all hardships – because one man, the lieutenant, the superior, willingly sacrificed his life, his reputation and honour, in order to save at least one of his soldiers.
Director: Predrag Antoniijevic
Production company: Dandelion productions, Film Danas, Komuna
Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, 2019, drama, 91’, Montenegrin with English subtitle
Ana (42), Zorka (42) and Jelena (43) meet in their hometown for the 25-year high school reunion. Each one lives in a different country of the former Yugoslavia and each one has a different, but important breast issue. Fuki, their charming and mischievous classmate has special ties with all of them. Those three days, when they evaluate their lives and face the uncertain future, turn into a life changing experience. Six months later, one day will as an epilogue show the final outcome of their roads to self-realization.
Director: Marija Perović
Production company: Open box, Kino, Mitropa, Visionary thinking
Cast: Marija Škaričić, Vojin Ćetković, Dubravka Drakić, Nada Šargin, Peđa Bjelac, Jelena Đukić, Danilo Lončarević, Branimir Popović
Balkansky Rubezh/Balkan Line
Russia, Serbia, 2019, action, 128’, Russian, Serbian with English subtitle
Yugoslavia, 1999. The Russian task force receives an order to take control of the Slatina airport in Kosovo and hold it until the arrival of the reinforcements. But both the Albanian warlord and NATO generals also want to control this strategic location. The task force is squaring off with the terrorists in an uphill battle while Russian peacekeepers and NATO forces are rushing to support. Once again the world is on the verge of a big war. But for Andrei Shatalov, the commander of the task force, politics are an afterthought. His girlfriend Yasna is among the hostages at the airport…
Delirijum tremens/Delirijum tremens, Serbia, 2019, drama, 112’, Serbian with English subtitle
Dagi is a famous actor, but a heavy drinker. At one point his condition becomes critical and he ends up in the hospital where he is diagnosed with delirium tremens. Having lost sensation in his limbs, incapable of grasping what is happening around him, imagination plays tricks on him, and as he falls into delirium he finds himself in surreal situations. Once he comes round, he realizes that his life has been ruined and attempts suicide.