2011. Serbia. Srdjan Dragojevic. 115 min.
New York premiere
Monday, January 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. Serbia. Directed by Srdjan Dragojevic. With Nikola Kojo, Milo Samolov, Hristina Popovic. A small group of gay activists in Belgrade strikes an uneasy alliance with a war-hardened Serbian crime boss whose fiancée demands an extravagant wedding only gay theater director Mirko and friends can provide. In exchange, macho Limun reluctantly agrees to provide security for their planned Pride parade. Inspired by Belgrade’s tense 2010 Gay Pride parade, and set shrewdly against the lingering xenophobia of the 1990s Balkan War, writer-director Dragojevic’s surprisingly hilarious, deeply humane comedy—a Serbian box office smash—is a rollicking, poignant take on a vital human rights issue. In Serbo-Croatian; English subtitles. 115 min.