NEW YEAR’S PROGRAM OF THE MOST WATCHED FILMS IN THE MOVIE THEATRE OF THE CULTURAL CENTER OF BELGRADE
The Cultural Centre of Belgrade Movie Theatre
1st – 10th January 2023
Ticket fee 300 dinars
January 9th and 10th
North Macedonia, Hungary, Belgium, Albania, 2020 / 101’
Director: Milcho Manchevski
Cast: Sara Klimoska, Natalija Teodosieva, Kamka Tocinovski, Nenad Nacev, Nikola Risteski, Petar Caranović, Ratka Radmanović
Three Macedonian women have to contend with control over their bodies, tradition, loyalty, pregnancy and adoption. They have not set out to change the world or society, but their struggle to become mothers makes them unlikely heroines. The three bittersweet stories, one medieval, two contemporary, mirror and contrast one another, exploring themes of love, trust and motherhood.
PARALLEL MOTHERS / MADRES PARALELAS
Spain 2021, 123’
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Israel Elejalde, Rossy de Palma…
Two women coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatised. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in those hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and becomes complicated, changing their lives in a decisive way.
* For PARALLEL MOTHERS actress Penelope Cruz won Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival last year, as well as Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Actress In A Leading Role.
* Verity magazine critic Owen Gliberman said that PARALLEL MOTHERS is Pedro Almodovar’s best film since his work ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, an indescribably serious film, so directly sculpted and emotionally solid on earth that there is no distance between the audience and the screen.