Honeymoons. 2009. Serbia/Albania/Italy. Directed by Goran Paskaljevic

With Honeymoons, which was shot in part in Tirana, Albania, Serbian filmmaker Goran Paskaljevic (who was the subject of a midcareer retrospective at MoMA in 2008) became the first director to make a Serbian-Albanian coproduction—a courageous endeavor given the current antipathy between the two countries. Paskaljevic, who was himself exiled during Slobodan Milosevic’s rule, remains an unsentimental humanist who believes in crossing borders both national and metaphorical—and he makes such crossings the subject of Honeymoons. In a “new” Europe that strives to free itself from frontiers, two unrelated, loving couples must leave their hometowns, but they find their efforts to move forward unexpectedly stymied by national boundaries.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film.

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