Directed by Milica Tomović, drama, 106 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Tanja Šljivar, Milica Tomović
With Dubravka Kovjanić, Stefan Trifunović, Katarina Dimić, Anja Djordjević
It is winter 1993. Bill Clinton is elected president, Audrey Hepburn dies, and Al Pacino is about to win an Oscar for Scent of a Woman. In the suburbs of Belgrade, Marijana throws a Ninja Turtles-themed costume party for her daughter Minja´s 8th birthday, with family and other parents attending. The country is in disarray, still entangled in the Yugoslav Wars, and all that can be done is try to hold it together—much like Minja´s mother and father. The house party presents an opportunity for everyone to let off some steam.
Cleverly written, smartly filmed and delightfully acted, Celts is an incisive, mischievous social dramedy, which uses a light touch for some sensitive issues, and it does so with charm.
The film premiered in Berlinale's Panorama.
Sarajevo IFF 2021 (Best Director)
Molodist IFF 2021 (Best Feaure Film, Fipresci Prize)