Directed by Vladimir Perišić, drama, 98 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Vladimir Perišić, Alice Winocour
With Jovan Ginić, Jasna đuričić, Miodrag Jovanović, Lazar Kocić, Pavle čemerikić
Belgrade, 1996. During the student demonstrations against Milošević ’s regime, 15-year-old Stefan, is going alone through the hardest revolution of all. Sharing a tender relationship with his single mother (interpreted by Jasna Đuričić, Quo Vadis Aida), he will have to learn the hard lesson of disobedience and what ‘being (in)different’ truly is.
While we are seeing the collapse of the Serbian society: electoral frauds, rallies and counter-rallies, families and friendships breaking down due to political convictions & ideologies and shameless negotiations with human lives, a crack opens in the world of Stefan. Is his mother an accomplice of the crimes, or she is just his gentle and loving mother, his protector in life?
Lost Country is an intimate, slow-burning political drama, magnificently portraying the struggles of a boy who is trying to understand the complexity of a social truth at a time when staying indifferent is not an option. With a remarkable performance by non-professional actor Jovan Ginić, Perišić’s sophomore feature is a cinematic tour de force, bringing us to the heart of Serbia’a political turmoil in 1996/97.
The film, co-produced by Luxembourg’s Red Lion, had its world premiere at the Cannes Critics’ Week 2023.
Cannes FF 2023 (Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award)
Sarajevo FF 2023 (Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor)
CinEast is proud to host the Luxembourgish premiere of the film, in the presence of the director Vladimir Perišić and co-producer Vincent Quénault.
With the support of Film Fund Luxembourg