FEST 2003 - 31st International Film Festival - Belgradeby fest-belgrade | created - 08 Dec 2013 | updated - 23 Jan 2014 | Public
The first FEST, under the slogan “A Brave New World” was opened on the 9th of January 1971 in Dom Sindikata, with the screening of Robert Altman’s Mash. Envisioned as the annual review of the best films of the season, the Belgrade International Film Festival - FEST – evolved to become one of the most important festivals on the continent and a pillar event of Belgrade's cultural life and an indispensable element in the coming of age of many generations of film amateurs.
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1. The Quiet American (2002)
R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.
Votes: 25,009 | Gross: $12.99M
2. The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.
Votes: 12,739 | Gross: $47.89M
3. MVP: Most Vertical Primate (2001)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
MVP 2 opens with the lovable Jack being ousted from his hockey team, the Seattle Simians, and having to hit the road after being falsely accused of league misconduct. Jack ends up in the ... See full summary »
4. The Duke (1999)
G | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When his nephew tries to wrest control of his estate from him,the Duke of Dingwall removes the boy from his will and leaves everything to his dog
6. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him.
Votes: 631,714 | Gross: $164.62M
7. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Votes: 188,235 | Gross: $170.69M
9. House of Fools (2002)
R | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story.
Votes: 2,432 | Gross: $0.06M
12. Hafið (2002)
Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
A rich father in a fisher village plans to take on the project of writing his life story. But first he has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something...
Votes: 1,500 | Gross: $0.06M
13. Halbe Treppe (2002)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
Two pairs, each married for quite a long time, are living in a small east German town. The film focuses on the relationships between each of the four people and what happens when an affair ... See full summary »
16. It's All About Love (2003)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller, Romance
It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star,... See full summary »
Votes: 7,407 | Gross: $0.01M
17. Ledina (2003)
92 min | Drama
The story takes place in a dilapidated building in the blocks of New Belgrade, whose tenants constantly fight and do bad things to one another. In the same building lives a quiet and young ... See full summary »
18. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
Votes: 38,009 | Gross: $0.18M
19. The Man Without a Past (2002)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or ... See full summary »
Votes: 19,172 | Gross: $0.92M
21. Pinocchio (2002)
G | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Despite guidance from the Blue Fairy and the love of his father, a wooden puppet's curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.
Votes: 6,855 | Gross: $3.68M
22. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a journey across the Outback.
Votes: 24,808 | Gross: $6.17M
24. Read My Lips (2001)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.
Votes: 11,895 | Gross: $1.36M
25. Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)
92 min | Drama
This series of vignettes offers ruminations on time, fate and other human mysteries, Each of the film's seven directors conjures a scenario that speaks to some facet of universal experience.
26. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
R | 114 min | Drama
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
Votes: 23,621 | Gross: $4.89M
28. This Is Not a Love Song (2002)
94 min | Thriller
The small time criminal Heaton is anxiously waiting for the release of his close friend Spike, after spending a couple of months in prison for being caught with 87g of marijuana. Heaton ... See full summary »
29. Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
123 min | Crime, Drama
During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »
Votes: 1,696 | Gross: $0.12M
30. About Schmidt (2002)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama
A man upon retirement, embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.
Votes: 113,135 | Gross: $65.02M
31. Voyna (2002)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, War
During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
32. 25th Hour (2002)
R | 135 min | Drama
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.
Votes: 157,466 | Gross: $13.06M
33. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 325,187 | Gross: $45.06M
35. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.
Votes: 121,438 | Gross: $17.84M
36. Solaris (2002)
PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Votes: 71,652 | Gross: $14.97M
37. Spider (2002)
R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Votes: 32,094 | Gross: $1.64M
38. The Hours (2002)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.
Votes: 110,041 | Gross: $41.68M
41. The Second Wife (1998)
122 min | Comedy, Romance
In the early 1960s, a Sicilian single mother marries an older, crass widowed truck driver. When he is arrested trying to smuggle an antique, she ends up falling in love with her handsome stepson.
42. La vie nouvelle (2002)
102 min | Drama
The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape.
43. Sex and Lucia (2001)
R | 128 min | Drama, Romance
Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Votes: 31,490 | Gross: $1.49M
44. Novo (2002)
R | 98 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance
Those who loved Graham yesterday shouldn't count on today. Those who love him today risk being heartbroken tomorrow... Suffering from recurring memory loss, Graham is restricted to a ... See full summary »
45. PORN.COM (2002)
28 min | Short
Veteran film director Matty Bonkers, a Hollywood legend, arrives in Berlin for an honorary retrospective tribute. While introducing his film Mockery, he receives a phone call from his ... See full summary »
47. Szép napok (2002)
99 min | Drama
Peter returned from prison in his native city, in the hope that it will begin happy days. With surprise he learns that his sister became a foster mother to the newborn boy, but a real ... See full summary »
49. Friday Night (2002)
Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears. Needing to get out and have a change of scenery, she jumps in her car to go to have ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,622 | Gross: $0.16M
50. Wet (1994)
29 min | Short
The attractive Davida enters a shop shortly before off-time and wants to buy a bathtub. Just the manager is still there. As business is not well, he is willing to stay longer. Davida wants ... See full summary »
52. Hukkle (2002)
Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old... See full summary »
Votes: 3,181 | Gross: $0.05M
54. Le fils (2002)
99 min | Drama, Mystery
A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Votes: 7,730 | Gross: $0.07M
55. I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old (2002)
110 min | Drama
Fifteen year old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, refuses the unwanted attentions of carpet salesman Amir - until Amir's mother talks Taraneh into accepting Amir's marriage ... See full summary »
56. Reka (2002)
50 min | Drama
A story of jealous love and betrayal that end up decimating a small group of outcaste lepers who have been banished from participation in Yakut community life.
58. Satin rouge (2002)
100 min | Musical, Drama
After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst looking for Salma late one night, Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and ... See full summary »
Votes: 762 | Gross: $0.23M
59. Zendan-e zanan (2002)
106 min | Drama
Spanning 18 years in an Iranian women's prison, this follows two women: the new prison warden, a tough as nails devout Muslim who has served in the army on the Iraqi front, and a young ... See full summary »
60. Ararat (2002)
R | 115 min | Drama, War
Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.
Votes: 10,816 | Gross: $1.55M
61. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
R | 172 min | Drama
The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.
Votes: 5,821 | Gross: $3.79M
62. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 122,923 | Gross: $4.06M
65. Japón (2002)
R | 122 min | Drama
A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.
66. K (2002)
85 min | Drama, Fantasy
Three stories. We see, but little is explained. In "The Married Couple," a salesman pays a call on an old customer who is with his wife in the upstairs bedroom of their ill adult son. ... See full summary »
67. Kukushka (2002)
PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, War, Comedy
The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end.
Votes: 6,593 | Gross: $0.24M
69. Namehay bad (2002)
75 min | Drama
A group of uneducated cadets is sent to a snowy Iranian military outpost for basic training where they are toughened up and abused, and two of them make a difficult adjustment to military ... See full summary »
73. Fine mrtve djevojke (2002)
Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Thriller
A lesbian couple rents an apartment in a seemingly normal building which happens to be populated with all kinds of freaks. Initially kind but unaware of their secret, a landlady tries to ... See full summary »
74. Hiçbiryerde (2002)
90 min | Drama
Sükran who works at pay box of Haydarpasa is around 40 ages. She has a son whose name is Veysel. He works in a factory. She suffered from her husband's political actions, so she wants to ... See full summary »
75. Occident (2002)
105 min | Comedy
Occident is a bittersweet comedy that focuses on the growing tendency of Eastern European youth to migrate west. When the amicable Luci (Alexandru Papadopol) and his beautiful lover Sorina ... See full summary »
76. Rapsodiya v byalo (2002)
86 min | Comedy, Drama
This is a story about a woman, but not completely a woman, because she is funny and plump, because she is a comedienne and being a female comedienne is very difficult work. During the whole... See full summary »
78. Rezervni deli (2003)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
Embittered widower, Ludvik, spends his nights transporting illegal refugees in his van from Croatia, across Slovenia, and into Italy. The young and inexperienced Rudi acts as his helpmate. ... See full summary »
79. Slepa pega (2002)
88 min | Drama
Lupa finds the drug addict Gladki who escaped from the hospital. She locks him in a rented room with the intention of helping him get rid of his addiction. But in between the walls of the ... See full summary »
81. Elegiya dorogi (2001)
48 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy
From a misty night into the dark exposition rooms of a museum to ponder philosophically at paintings by 'Pieter Jansz Saenredam', 'Hercules Pieterszoon Seghers', Hendrikus van de Sande ... See full summary »
83. Fassbinder in Hollywood (2002)
57 min | Documentary
Though he never actually worked in Hollywood, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who died in 1982 at the age of 36, was influenced greatly by Amercian studio films of the 1950s and the convention of... See full summary »
Votes: 85 | Gross: $0.16M
84. Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002)
180 min | Documentary
A filmmaker's inquiry into transcendence becomes a three-hour trip across countries and cultures, interconnecting people, places and times. From Toronto, the scene of his childhood, Peter ... See full summary »
86. Im Spiegel der Maya Deren (2001)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.
Votes: 305 | Gross: $0.01M
89. Zmey (2002)
75 min | Drama
As an executioner for the state, a father kills in order to buy his son more time to live. The boy, who dreams of flying a kite with his father, is an invalid desperately in need of an operation the executioner cannot afford.