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09.03, Сряда - 11:00, Cinema House
13.03, Неделя - 19:00, National Palace of Culture – Hall 1
14.03, Понеделник - 13:30, Lumiere
Director:  Goran Paskaljevic
Cinematography:  Milan Spasic
Screenplay:  Goran Paskaljevic , Filip David
Producer:  Goran Paskaljevic , Lazar Ristovski
Music:  Zoran Simjanovic
Cast:  Lazar Ristovski , Jasna Zalica , Jovana Mitic , Boda Ninkovic , Erol Kadic
Production:  Nova Film/Zillion Film
International distribution:  Bavaria Film International
Main programme / Closing Gala
A Midwinter Night's Dream

A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM
SAN ZIMSKE NOCI
A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM
Serbia and Montenegro, 2004, 95 min, color

Lazar returns home after ten long years in prison. He discovers that the apartment where he used to live is now occupied by Jasna, a single mother and her twelve-year old autistic daughter, Jovana. They are Bosnian refugees who have been squatting and have nowhere else to go. Both Lazar and Jasna are attempting to turn the page on difficult pasts: he is trying to forget his incarceration – and the activities that prompted it – and she is trying to forget the husband who abandoned her. Lazar empathises with Jasna and allows her and her daughter to stay. Little by little, these social castaways form a tight kinship, as they grow closer together. They slowly become strong enough to leave behind their previous burdens and start a new life in a country eager to move toward a better future, but not yet able to break away from the legacy of its shattered past.

GORAN PASKALJEVIC
Born in 1947 in Belgrade. He studied at FAMU in Prague during the years 1967-71. He began mainly by making documentaries and shorts. In 1976 he made his feature debut with Beach Guard in Winter, which won the Critics'Award at the Berlin IFF. He has won many important festival awards.
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