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Hotel Jugoslavija
Archived: Hotel Jugoslavija (2017)

director: Nicolas Wagnières

composer: Filippo Gonteri, Filippo Gonteri
With: voice: Nicolas Wagnières

Archived
duration: 78 minutes
Documentary

Official Selection - Global Cinema

"The Hotel Jugoslavija in Belgrade was once the talk of the town, regularly hosting international heads of state in its heyday of the 70s and 80s. Eventually taken over by criminals and brutally bombed by NATO in 1999, it has lost most of its former glory. Nevertheless, you can still make a booking for just over €30 a night. The film is a curious mix of the art-essay - replete with suggestive voiceover and cinematography of empty hallways, taken when the hotel was under renovation - and the traditional talking-heads documentary, asking former workers about their memories of the hotel. This approach blends together rather well, showing that understanding the past is always going to be a strange mixture of fact and subjective fabulation." (Taste of Cinema)

"Swiss filmmaker Nicolas Wagnières' documentary is an intimate exploration of the history of the titular Belgrade hotel and its relation to the country it was named after. A competently made documentary, with a minimalistic score and sound design, and precise cinematography and editing." (Cineuropa) 

Credits

director: Nicolas Wagnières
composer: Filippo Gonteri, Filippo Gonteri
screenplay: Nicolas Wagnières
Editor: Damian Plandolit
Cinematography: Denis Jutzeler, Benoït Peverelli

production company: C-Side Productions

More info

dialogue: French, Serbian
subtitles: Fr subt.
country: Switzerland
year: 2017

Filmography

NICOLAS WAGNIÈRES: Hotel Jugoslavija (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

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