Archive of films Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying / Praktičan vodič kroz Beograd sa pevanjem i plakanjem

Serbia / Germany / France / Hungary / Croatia
2011, 87 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2012

Set against the backdrop of a pro-European, modern Serbia, this collection of mini-romantic comedies uses intelligent humour, insight and lightly subversive irony to describe love in contemporary Belgrade in four different ways.


Synopsis

A French chanteuse, Stefan, a young driver, an American diplomat, dominatrix Melita, a German businessman, hotel maid Jagoda, Croatian policeman Mate, and policewoman Đurđa. Each in their own way, all these characters try to find their ideal match in contemporary Belgrade: after years of isolation, the city is again opening its doors to the world. The film’s protagonists are not finding the relationship lark at all easy, however; they come apart at the seams, they keep falling in love, but they also discover their roots... Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying is a collection of mini-romantic comedies. Set against the backdrop of a pro-European modern Serbia, it uses intelligent humour, insight and lightly subversive irony to describe love in contemporary Belgrade in four different ways. The filmmakers themselves note with a grin: "Although there are all sorts of conditions we still have to meet in order to enter the EU, by making love to guests from abroad, Belgrade citizens are at least one step closer to Europe.”

About the director

Bojan Vuletić (b. 1977, Belgrade) studied film and television direction at Belgrade’s Faculty of Performing Arts. As assistant director he worked on a number of internationally successful feature and documentary films. He worked with director Stefan Arsenijević as screenwriter on his notable debut Love and Other Crimes (2007), screened at KVIFF in 2008. He has also directed a series of documentary films, and is the writer behind the popular television documentary series "All That Folk” (Sav taj folk). Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying is his feature debut.

Contacts

MCF MegaCom Film
Matice srpske 69e, 11050, Belgrade
Serbia
Tel: +381 111 382 1113
E-mail: info@mcf.rs
www: www.mcf.rs

About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
   
Director: Bojan Vuletić
Screenplay: Bojan Vuletić, Stefan Arsenijević
Dir. of Photography: Jelena Stanković
Music: Rastko Čolić
Editor: Ksenija Petričić
Producer: Miroslav Mogorović, Oliver Röpke
Production: Art & Popcorn, TR9 Film
Cast: Julie Gayet, Marko Janketić, Jean-Marc Barr, Anita Mančić, Baki Davrak, Nada Šargin, Leon Lučev, Hristina Popović
Contact: MCF MegaCom Film

Guests

Bojan Vuletić

Film Director

Stefan Arsenijević

Film Crew


Jelena Stanković

Director of Photography

Marko Janketić

Actor


Oliver Röpke

Producer

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