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Requiem for Mrs. J.

DirectorBojan Vuletic
ProducerNenad Dukic – SEE Film Pro; Geopoly Film, Skopje Film Studio, Non-Stop Production, Surprise Alley
WriterBojan Vuletic
CastMirjana Karanovic, Jovana Gavrilovic, Danica Nedeljkovic, Mira Banjac, Vucic Perovic
EditorVladimir Pavlovski
CameraJelena Stankovic
Screening3 November 2017 | 21:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
4 November 2017 | 19:30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Length94 min
CountrySerbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, France

An award-winning film: premiered at this year’s Berlinale and won the Best Film Award at the GoEast Wiesbaden. A compelling black comedy about life in transition and a desperate widow planning her final days. Screenings will be followed by Q&A with the actress Mirjana Karanovic. Dutch Premiere


Mrs. J. is a middle-aged widow living in a modest post-communist flat in Belgrade with her mother in law and two daughters. After losing her job, she falls into a deep existential crisis. Although film brings an effective, Kafkaesque treatment of life in the Balkans, the fate of Mrs. J., played with great devotion by iconic Serbian actress Mirjana Karanovic, can be easily imagined in other countries affected by the global economic crisis. Moreover, it’s a family drama with a lot of emotion and love. The director points out: “In a way, until we reach death in one moment we cannot start living again.”

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Berlin International Film Festival, 2017 – Panorama Special | goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden 2017 – Best Film | Sofia International Film Festival, 2017 – FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film | FEST Belgrade International Film Festival, 2017 – Best Screenplay, Director, Actress, Belgrade Victor for the Best Film in the national selection | Academy Awards 2017 – Serbian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film