Written and directed by Nicolas Wagnières

 

 Production : Benjamin Poumey

 

 Cinematography : Denis Jutzeler, Benoît  Peverelli

 

 Sound : Masaki Hatsui

 

 Sound editing : Eleonora Polatto

 

 Sound mixing : Martin Stricker

 

 Editing : Damián Plandolit

 

 Music : Filippo Gonteri

 

 Shooting format : 5K / 16mm

 Screening format  : DCP 2K / HD File

 Sound : 5.1 / 2.0

 

 Contact : Benjamin Poumey

 +41 22 800 38 93 / bpoumey@c-sideprod.ch 

HOTEL JUGOSLAVIJA

Feature documentary by Nicolas Wagnières

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

 

Erected in Belgrade in 1969, the Hotel Jugoslavija was a mythical place. It was the biggest hotel of the Balkans, both a symbol and a witness to the different moments that shaped the country : From Tito’s Yugoslavia to Milosevic’s Serbia ; from Socialism to corrupted economic liberalism.

Today awaiting the renovation works that will give it its glory back, it is haunting Belgrade landscape, as a reflection of a Serbian society in search of new points of reference.

By exploring the building’s various spaces and eras, by collecting the memories of those who used to inhabit it, the director – of Yugoslavian origin by his mother but born and raised in Switzerland – creates a singular space-time where surface a collective unconscious as well as a part of his own identity.

 

With support from l’Office Fédéral de la Culture (DFI), Cineforom et la Loterie Romande, RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse,  Suissimage, PTC – Radio Television Serbe, La Ville de Genève – Département de la Culture, Canton et République de Genève, la bourse “Brouillon d’un rêve” du SCAM.  

 

 

HOTEL JUGOSLAVIJA TRAILER English subtitles from C-Side Productions on Vimeo.

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