The Serbian Film Festival is returning to Brisbane with four new features.
Now in its 16th year, the Serbian Film Festival has brought over 100 Serbian feature and documentary films to Brisbane, and this year’s program looks to be one of the best yet.
The opening night film is A Stinking Fairytale, directed by Miroslav Momcilovic. A melodrama centred around two people who have renounced all their earthly needs (except the need for love), this is the first movie that Serbian export Zarko Lausevic has filmed in his home country after living overseas for years.
Peter Kozlina, the Sydney-based director of the Serbian Film Festival, will be in attendance to open the festival, as will popular Belgrade-based actor Milos Timotijevic.
Timotijevic is actually the lead actor in one of the other films screening at the festival, Humidity. The debut feature from director Nikola Ljuca, Humidity is a thriller set in contemporary Belgrade, concerned with the morally vacant lifestyles of the rich and shamelessly sharp-suited members of Serbia’s ruthlessly ambitious ‘new money’ elite. A critical darling, Humidity won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor (for Timotijevic) at the Belgrade International Film Festival.
Also screening at this year’s festival are The Black Pin, directed by Ivan Marinovic, and Double Trouble, directed by Rados Bajic. A comedy drama, The Black Pin stars beloved theatre and film actress Olga Odanovic, who regular attendees of the Serbian Film Festival will remember from her appearance at the 2013 festival, and the acclaimed Milorad Manda Mandic, who died soon after the film was completed.
The Serbian Film Festival will open at Hoyts Sunnybank on Tuesday 25 October, and run until Sunday 6 November. For more information and tickets, visit serbianfilmfestival.org.au.