Requiem for Mrs. J.
Year: 2017 / Country: Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, France, Russia / Runtime: 94 min. / Language: Serbian
Mrs. J, a former administrative clerk, decides to complete all her chores: wash a sink full of dishes, go to the store, and dig up an old family pistol. Her late husband's pistol. She is determined to kill herself with that gun on the anniversary of her husband's death. In a week’s time. She is prepared to finish all private and administrative works so that she may commit suicide in the way she wants. But to start doing all that she needs just one thing - a certificate about her employment over the past 20 years. In a country which is going through social transition, this will be highly complicated. Because living in transition is complicated. And dying is even more complicated.
Production company: SEE Film Pro SRB with Geopoly Film BGR and Skopje Film Studio MKD
Co-production company: Surprise Alley,France
Producer: Nenad DUKIC, Pavlina JELEVA and Tomi SALKOVSKI
Co-producers: Alexander RODNYANSKI and Alice ORMIERES
Executive producer: Miroslav MOGOROVIC
Written and Directed by Bojan VULETIC; Cinematographer Jelena STANKOVIC; Production design Zorana PETROV; Edited by Vladimir PAVLOVSKI; Costume designer Lana PAVLOVIC; Make up artist Jasmina Mina LILIC; Sound designer Boris TRAYANOV
CAST: Mirjana KARANOVIC, Jovana GAVRILOVIC, Danica NEDELJKOVIC, Mira BANJAC, Vucic PEROVIC, Neven BUJIC, Srdjan TODOROVIC, Boris ISAKOVIC, Pavle DJORDJEVIC
Festivals and Awards
2018 - 6. Balkan Florence Express, Italy
2017 - 67. Berlin International Film Festival, Germany / Panorama Special - World Premiere; 45. FEST Belgrade International Film Festival Belgrade Serbia / National selection - Best Film Award, Best Director Award, Best Screenplay Award, Best Actress Award (Mirjana Karanovic); Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria / Competition - FIPRESCI Award; Kino Pavasaris Vilnius, Lithuania - Competition; goEast Film Festival Wiesbaden, Germany / Competition - Golden Lily Award; 70. Cannes International Film Festival ACID Programme, France