by Milica Tomović
Serbia, 2021, 106'
Tired of replacing almonds with walnuts, butter with margarine, sex with masturbation, a group of friends in Yugoslavia looks for something real
In Belgrade, 1993 Marijana throws a costume party for her daughter’s 8th 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.
Cast & Crew
Dubravka Duda Kovjanić, Stefan Trifunović, Katarina Dimić, Anja Đorđević, Olga Odanović, Konstantin Ilin
Production Company: EED productions
World Premiere: Berlin IFF 2021 - Panorama
Milica Tomović (1986. SFR Yugoslavia), graduated from the Academy Of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade in 2011 with the omnibus film October which she made together with her classmates. The film was shown in Cottbus, Trieste, Sofia Film Meetings, Isola Cinema and others. In 2016, her short film Transition had its International Premiere in Locarno (Pardi di domani), followed immediately by a premiere in Toronto (Short Cuts). Transition won several awards: the Golden Plaque in Serbian in the short fiction film selection of the Belgrade FF, the Heart of Sarajevo Best Short Film Award in the Sarajevo FF, the Best Director Award at the International Short FF of Cyprus and others. She directed five episodes of Morning Changes Everything, a successful Serbian TV series in 2018. In 2021, Milica finished her feature film Celts.