11/19/2021 10:00 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

Serbia 2021 106 min Serbian original version with English subtitles
Local premiere

Script: Milica Tomović, Tanja Šljivar, DoP: Dalibor Tonković, Editor: Jelena Maksimović, Production: EED Productions, Producer: Vladimir Vasiljević, Cast: Dubravka Duda Kovjanić, Stefan Trifunović, Katarina Dimić, Anja Dordević, Olga Odanović, Konstantin Ilin

Tired of replacing almonds with walnuts, butter with margarine, sex with masturbation, Marijana looks for something real. In Belgrade, 1993 Marijana throws a sleepover party for her daughter’s eighth birthday, with family and fellow parents attending. Grabbing the rare opportunity when their children are kept entertained in the other room, the parents open a few bottles in the kitchen and enjoy their reunion. Marijana suddenly realizes that she longs for more than a bunch of drunken guests and an inattentive husband, so she sets out to discover the thrills the night has to offer. She sneaks out of the house strolling around the empty streets, seeking genuine experiences instead of mere substitutes. While she reaches an orgasm and smokes a cigarette with a stranger, the party slowly disperses – just like Yugoslavia, the country Marijana and her friends were all born in.

Milica Tomović, born in Yugoslavia in 1986, graduated from the Academy Of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade/Serbia in 2011 with the omnibus film OCTOBER, which she had made together with her classmates. The film was shown in Cottbus, Trieste, and Sofia, among others. In 2016, her short film TRANSITION had its international premiere at the Locarno Film Festival and won several prizes afterwards. In 2018, she directed five episodes of “Morning Changes Everything”, a successful Serbian TV series. In 2021, she finished her feature film CELTS.

Filmography (selection): 2016 TRANSITION (short film), 2021 CELTS

Awards (selection): Audience Award (Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan 2021), “Heart of Sarajevo” Award for Best Director (Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021)


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