A Good Wife / Dobra žena
Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia 2016

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directed by Mirjana Karanoviæ, drama, 90 min, eng subtitles written by Mirjana Karanoviæ, Stevan Filipoviæ, Darko Lungulov
with Bojan Navojec, Mirjana Karanoviæ, Hristina Popoviæ, Jasna Djurièiæ,Ksenija Marinkoviæ, Marko Nikoliæ

Friday 21.10.2016 - 20.30, Cinématheque
Sunday 23.10.2016 - 18.30, Cinématheque

Milena is a middle-aged woman living a comfortable life with her husband and two teenage children. They have a big house in a Belgrade suburb and two cars – this is a dream life for an average Serbian. She quietly tends to her looks, dutifully cooks and entertains, and meets her friends for choir practice. She makes love with her husband and they socialise jauntily with a group of old friends. But unsettling realities are beginning to seep into Milena’s consciousness and disrupt her ordered world. A visit to a doctor and an old VHS tape suddenly crush her quiet family life into pieces. We hear her thoughts – things she never thought about before, doubts she would always shut out before they were fully formed – gradually growing and eventually suffocating her unless dealt with.A Good Wife is the story of how a serious secret reverberates in Milena’s life and eventually changes her. It is the directorial debut of the Serbian star Mirjana Karanoviæ, who also excels in the lead role of Vesna.

Belgrade IFF 2016 (Best Actress – Mirjana Karanoviæ, Best Film in National Selection)
Sarajevo FF 2016 (Arte International Relations CineLink award)
Pula FF 2016 (Golden Arena for Croatian Minority Coproductions)


With the support of the Serbian Embassy in Brussels

Lorsque l’on lui diagnostique un cancer et qu’elle découvre simultanément l’horrible passé d’un mari qu’elle croyait «idéal», Milena, 50 ans, qui menait jusqu’alors une existence de rêve dans une banlieue chic de Belgrade, tombe de haut. Dans son premier film en tant que réalisatrice, Karanovic excelle dans le rôle de l’actrice principale et capte l’attention du spectateur à mesure qu’un horrible dilemme occupe les pensées de Vesna.

Belgrade IFF 2016 (Meilleure actrice - Mirjana Karanoviæ, Meilleur film dans la sélection nationale)
Sarajevo FF 2016 (Relations CineLink Arte Prix international)
Pula FF 2016 (Golden Arena pour Coproductions minorité croate)


Avec le soutien de l'Ambassade de Serbie à Bruxelles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqSs3gGmrc http://www.thisandthat.rs/?films=a-good-wife http://cineuropa.org/f.aspx?t=film&l=en&did=302518 http://cineuropa.org/id.aspx?t=filmography&l=en&did=62383