Germany, 90 min, HD, Current Affairs
The documentary film Yugoslavia Triptych features three separate personal stories reflecting upon the deeply buried emotional scars haunting the Balkans for over 20 years. Milan, a documentary filmmaker of Canadian/Serbian origins is highly perturbed by the recent death of a young Frenchman in the city centre of Belgrade. As a sign of defiance against brutal acts of violence by the Serbian right wing hooligans he decides to partake in the highly disputed Belgrade Gay Pride Parade 2012 with unforeseen consequences. Aida, a Bosnian Muslim living in Germany revisits her home town of Foča 19 years after her dramatic departure as a young girl. While talking with former neighbours and friends she slowly comes to grips with the terrifying truth behind her family’s dramatic escape in 1992. Marija, a Macedonian, takes a very personal look at the wild Balkan turbo folk music scene of her adoptive city of Berlin where mediatised kitsch, women with a liking for easy cash and war lords turned businessmen converge. Through emotional experiences of Milan, Aida and Marija the documentary film Yugoslavia Tryptich presents a poignant look at the contemporary Balkans.
Director of photography:
Nikola Majdak Jr
English, French, German, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian
time prints OHG
Erkelenzdamm 59/61 Elisabeth-Hof, Portal 1a
D-10999 Berlin, Germany