It has been five years since Nina ́s daughter went missing and only during the cigarette breaks do we get to follow her hunt for the perpetrator as she returns to Montenegro for one last time. A revenge told in 20 cigarettes.
This documentary feature addresses the question of how gay men lived and could live their lives under 'real socialism'...
A Macedonian family from Bitola at the turn of the twentieth century tries to survive, preserve its roots and remain together.
Balkan Baroque is a real and imaginary biography of the Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramovic. Rather than a mechanical reproduction of the artist's work, the film tries to create a new reality by translating the performances into cinematographic images that intensify the fictional context of the film. Abramovic plays herself, but ,appearing in multiple forms, blurs her own identity. Memories and fantasies intermingle with day to day rituals. The chronological narrative often breaks to reflect the interior voyage of the protagonist from the present to the past and back to the present. The result is a visually impressive film. Balkan Baroque had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, 1999.
The story of a small detachment of Russian soldiers, thrown at a special operation in Kosovo in the midst of a military conflict in 1999. Confronting Albanian gangsters and NATO soldiers, valiant paratroopers try to keep a strategically important airport and rescue Serb captives, who otherwise have a tragic fate.
What Swiss director Stefan Schweitert did for accordion music and for yodeling (Accordion Tribe, Cinequest, 2005; Echoes of Home, Cinequest 2008) he now does for traditional Balkan music. This wonderful film is also a love story – and a door into a world of musical wonders.
Filmmaker Hermann Vaske explores the creative Balkan world in the hopes of understanding the meaning of "Balkan spirit".
In this entertaining, clever satire, it is the beginning of World War II and a group of con artists and thieves decide to pose as musicians under the rubric "The Balkan Express".
He has a miraculous gift to inspire people with happiness. 'Einstein in cinema', two tine winner of Palme d'Or at Cannes, musician, citizen of Yugoslavia - professor Emir Kustirica never laces his shoes, walks around shaggy-haired and eats wolfberries... His life - feeling of immediacy and freedom. At the end of Earth, in the land where telephone pole is poured with a watering pot and a pig day after day gorges an old rusty car Kusturica builds his own village Kustendorf. Where wry houses are named after immortal persons, where Johnny Depp watches over Dostoevsky and deep under the ground there is a cinema.
Documentary in which Réka Kincses explores the life of her father, the politician Elod Kincses who served as the second chairman of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania.
Wolves hunt their prey in the valleys between high-ranging dunes, bears and lynxes wander through dense primeval forest, and the big lakes are a magnet for hundreds of bird species. That is the so-called «Balkan». Today the «Balkans» stand for a Europe that hardly exists elsewhere. The mountains of Montenegro harbour one of Europe's last primeval forests with trees over 400 years of age. In the difficultly accessible hinterland we find the Tara National Park with the deepest gorge in the Karst Mountains - the 1.300 meters deep Tara gorge. Nearby Lake Skadar is home for 270 species of birds; no other lake in Europe can claim such diversity. Europe's last coastal forest area can be found in Albania and in Bulgaria and Romania huge bat colonies live in the cave-dotted mountains. In Serbia one can cross the «European Sahara», a desert covering a surface of 30.000 hectares.
Balkanski špijun is a 1984 Yugoslav comedy/drama. Ilija Čvorović, a former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison on Goli otok, is contacted by the police to routinely answer questions about his tenant, Petar Markov Jakovljević, a businessman, who spent twenty years living in Paris, and now has returned to Belgrade to open a tailor shop. After only several minutes, Ilija is free to go, however, he is starting to suspect that his tenant might be a spy. As the movie goes on, his paranoia increases and more people gets involved: his wife, his daughter, his brother, Jakovljevic's friends.
An eminent communist wants to make his son a respected person so he could live without much trouble. He fails to accomplish that due to his son's different vision of success.
A modernized comedy of Branislav Nusic's novel, about the life and work of a "small manufacturer", his professional and familial relations.
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Comprised of images shot by amateur photographers and German soldiers in the Balkans from the twenties through the forties, BALKAN INVENTORY was begun by Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi in response to the tragedy unfolding in the former Yugoslavia.
Movie about secret relations between Yugoslavian, Serbian and Croatian secret police during last 50 years. Here in Balkans truth and lies are so much mixed and it lasts so long that no one knows the difference. That is why this fictitious story looks so true.
To avenge the murder of her husband, Mirna dedicates herself to the destruction of the beautiful but villainous Sura who ships arms to the Middle East in exchange for drugs. Aiding her in this task is handsome undercover agent, Marc.
This is the story of the multinational and ethnically conflicted assembly of apatrides from war torn ex-Yugoslavia, hired by a crippled war merchant to sew labels upon fake jeans and participate in drug smuggling ring. Forced and humiliated into doing such work they are locked up in a Paris cellar where they find out that their Western fate brings even worse temptations then the war in Yugoslavia that made them leave the motherland.
Balkan Düğünü, is a Turkish TV series which has started to broadcast on September 11, 2009 on Show TV.It mostly takes place in Republic of Macedonia.
Based on the novels "Bijela Jutra" (White Mornings) and "Marsevski korak" (March Step) by Robert Naprta, who is also the writer of TV Series "Balkan Inc.". led by All Star Cast. The main character is a cop who browses trough the streets and city's underground where he finds himself in a series of unsolved murders, drugs, smugglers, corrupt government officials, sex, hookers and blackmail. His Name is Marko Prilika - called Cens (Chance). Even though he's a cop, he's no stranger in a world of cocaine use and hookers.
The Second Annual Balkan Music Awards were held in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria for the second time. The previous year's main winner of the show with the title "Best Song of Balkans 2009" was Željko Joksimović with Ljubavi representing Serbia with 37 points, followed closely by Flori Mumajesi with Playback from Albania with 31 points. Balkan Music Awards was originally broadcast by Balkanika Music Television, and also by 11 other television stations in the Balkans.
A historical fiction drama and thriller set in the turbulent period of the late 1930s in the Balkans as a place where high politics, local interests, capital and crime all merge together.
The Scent of Rain in the Balkans is a Serbian television series, adapted from the novel of the same name by Gordana Kuić. Consisting of fourteen episodes, it was directed by actor, director and producer Ljubiša Samardžić, and produced by his wife Mirjana. The series was broadcast on the RTS1 once in a week from 11 December 2010 to 11 March 2011. The Scent of Rain in the Balkans was filmed in Belgrade, Sarajevo, Zagreb and Dubrovnik. The sequel to the series, The Blossom of Linden in the Balkans, is expected to be premiered in 2011.