Feature documentary by Nicolas Wagnières
Sao Paulo Mostra Internacional de Cinema 2017 – New Directors Competition
Berlinale 2018 – Panorama Dokumente
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018 – International Competition
Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2018 – International Competition
Beldocs 2018 – Special Screenings
Subversive Films Festival 2018 – Wild Dreamer Award
Polyloid Film Festival 2018
History Film Festival 2018 – International Competition
Architecture Film Festival 2018
PerSo Perugia International Social Film Festival 2018 – International Competition
Film Fest Gent 2018 – Global Cinema
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, it is still 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.