FEST 2009 - 37th International Film Festival - Belgradeby fest-belgrade | created - 30 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 Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Votes: 30,987 | Gross: $3.77M
2. Le silence de Lorna (2008)
R | 105 min | Drama
Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie - he needs... See full summary »
Votes: 7,385 | Gross: $0.34M
3. A Christmas Tale (2008)
Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama
The troubled Vuillard family is no stranger to illness, grief, and banishment, but when their matriarch requires a bone-marrow transplant, the estranged clan reunites just in time for Christmas.
Votes: 5,831 | Gross: $1.06M
4. Changeling (2008)
R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Votes: 211,456 | Gross: $35.74M
5. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Votes: 31,852 | Gross: $0.48M
6. Revolutionary Road (2008)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Votes: 164,071 | Gross: $22.91M
7. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Votes: 146,654 | Gross: $31.84M
9. Elite Squad (2007)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Votes: 87,464 | Gross: $0.01M
11. Everlasting Moments (2008)
Not Rated | 131 min | Biography, Drama
In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.
Votes: 4,659 | Gross: $0.61M
12. Vanished Empire (2008)
105 min | Drama
The film's story takes place in Moscow in the 1970s. Its plot unfolds around the love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same university. They argue, make up, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 426 | Gross: $0.01M
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.
Votes: 13,062 | Gross: $0.24M
16. The International (I) (2009)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.
Votes: 83,515 | Gross: $25.45M
17. Tamo i ovde (2009)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
In two interconnected stories Robert, a jaded middle-aged New Yorker, goes to Serbia to make quick cash by marrying someone for U.S. immigration papers. The plan goes awry when the promised... See full summary »
Votes: 920 | Gross: $0.03M
19. Buick Riviera (2008)
86 min | Drama
The story of Buick Riviera is told through fates of two men, both Bosnian (ex Yugoslavian) emigrants, belonging to the two different religious groups that fought for the city of Sarajevo ... See full summary »
20. Pokrajina St.2 (2008)
Unrated | 90 min | Crime, Thriller
The burglars Sergej and Polde steal the valuable painting "Landscape No.2". By coincidence Sergej also takes a mysterious document dating back to the end of the World War II. Instructor is ... See full summary »
21. Prehod (2008)
86 min | Horror, Thriller
A painter named Vlado paints a portrait of an unknown woman. When the portrait "becomes alive" and the woman in the painting shows up at the artist's exhibition opening, Vlado's life is ... See full summary »
22. The Reader (2008)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Votes: 204,414 | Gross: $34.19M
23. Burn After Reading (2008)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
Votes: 267,032 | Gross: $60.36M
24. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
Votes: 92,790 | Gross: $18.59M
27. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Votes: 33,842 | Gross: $3.49M
29. Profils paysans: La Vie moderne (2008)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
Third documentary of a trilogy produced on the long term (together with Profils paysans: l'approche (2001) and Profils paysans: le quotidien (2005)), showing the simple lives of farmers in contemporary Southern France.
31. Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo (2008)
83 min | Documentary, Crime, Family
My grandmother??s lodging house situated at the corner of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo streets in Mexico City. When I was ten years old I met one of them. His name was Jorge Riosse. My grand... See full summary »
34. Les plages d'Agnès (2008)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography
Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.
Votes: 1,939 | Gross: $0.24M
36. Un lac (2008)
90 min | Drama
The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the ... See full summary »
38. Los bastardos (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task, each day the same pressure to find money. They go about their daily ... See full summary »
39. Un autre homme (2008)
89 min | Drama
Psychological drama about a young, inexperienced film reviewer who falls for the charms of a well-established female colleague. A challenging look at the essence of film critique as well as an erotic encounter between two unequals.
40. Aleksandr. Nevskaya bitva (2008)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Adventure, History
Young prince Aleksandr has to hold out against two enemies - the Horde in the east and the Teutonic order and Sweden in the west. He discovers that some boyars are plotting against him and ... See full summary »
41. 33 sceny z zycia (2008)
100 min | Drama
A successful artist, married to a famous composer, must suddenly deal with a number of crises, from the death of the family dog to the illness of her father and absence of her husband.
42. Pescuit sportiv (2008)
84 min | Drama
The story of some ordinary people who undergo a relationship crisis, as well as a consciousness crisis - people who find themselves in an extreme situation and give up their principles.
45. Cuvari noci (2008)
87 min | Drama
Mahir is married to Geraldine for three years and still they have no children. So Mahir becomes convinced that he is pregnant. From that moment, he keeps throwing up.
46. Niciji sin (2008)
100 min | Drama
Ivan, a 36-year old ex-rock singer and a disillusioned war veteran who lost both legs in the recent Croatian Homeland War, discovers a dark family secret, which fundamentally changes his life he now wants to end.
47. Shultes (2008)
100 min | Crime, Drama
A once-promising athlete whose career was cut short due to a tragic injury turns to a life of crime, and receives an unusual gift that leads him to make a series of rash decisions.
48. Anarak vordu veradardz (2008)
88 min | Drama
This is the story of a family in which the father is a wise, rich man, the eldest son is a well-off businessman, the youngest is still searching for himself, and the middle son is the ... See full summary »
49. Podarok Stalinu (2008)
97 min | Drama
A Jewish child deported to Kazakhstan is saved and adopted by Kasym, an old Kazakh railway-man. Kasym gives him a Kazakh name, Sabyr, that in Kazakh language means humble. The child grows ... See full summary »
52. Zivot i smrt porno bande (2009)
90 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
Young director Marko, after several unsuccessful attempts to shoot his first feature film, makes an acquaintance with a porn director Cane and starts making films with him, showing his ... See full summary »
53. Gagma napiri (2009)
90 min | Drama
A young refugee and his mother flee war and ethnic cleansing in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the ... See full summary »
55. Salamandra (2008)
84 min | Drama
Argentina during military dictatorship in the early 80s: Hoping for a new life after being released from prison, Alba takes her six-year-old son Inti with her to a remote hippie village in ... See full summary »
56. La rabia (2008)
85 min | Drama
A forbidden passion story happening before the eyes of children, when a married woman with a mute daughter gets into a steamy relationship with a single father of a teenage boy. The husband... See full summary »
57. Una semana solos (2007)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of children, age 7 through 14, are left home alone at a house in a secluded community in the countryside. Their innocence is gradually corrupted as they experiment with ... See full summary »
59. Acné (2008)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
At the age of 13, Rafael Bregman has already lost his virginity, but has never kissed a girl. With his pimple-riddled face, his dysfunctional family, and a lowered self-esteem, getting this... See full summary »
62. Kodomo no kodomo (2008)
122 min | Drama
An elementary school girl becomes pregnant to one of her classmates. The other students keep the secret and follow the pregnancy with interest. Eventually it is the students who deliver the baby.
63. The Chaser (2008)
Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes.
64. Serbis (2008)
R | 87 min | Drama, Romance
A drama that follows the travails of the Pineda family in the Filipino city of Angeles. Bigamy, unwanted pregnancy, possible incest and bothersome skin irritations are all part of their ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,193 | Gross: $0.06M
66. Heosuabideuleui ddang (2008)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
(Korean with English subtitles) A loner, a gypsy-like character, Jiyoung Jang, is an amateur sculptor that lives a very isolated life. Rein, a Filipina, comes to Korea to earn money. She ... See full summary »
67. Er shi si cheng ji (2008)
112 min | Drama
Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats. Scenes of factory operations, of the workforce, and of ... See full summary »
69. A Wednesday (2008)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.
70. Identification Marks: None (1965)
73 min | Drama
After being drafted into military service, a Polish student spends his last day coming to terms with his estranged wife, visiting old friends, and savoring some last moments of freedom.
71. Barrier (1966)
77 min | Drama, Comedy
A rebellious student wants to get total independence and overcome all the barriers in his life: of money, age, status, cults and conventions. However, he meets a girl with completely different ideals.
73. King, Queen, Knave (1972)
R | 94 min | Comedy
On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful, sophisticated aunt, Martha, and begins to fantasize ... See full summary »
75. Quebracho (1974)
95 min | Drama
Set in 1910 in the Chaco. It shows the situation of the woodcutters of Quebracho, cruelly exploited by English entrepreneurs, with the support of the authorities, local police and a paramilitary body created by the employers themselves.
76. Camorra (1972)
105 min | Crime, Drama
The fast career of a young Neapolitan among contraband, gambling dens, bribes and illegality. He will upgrade its rank till the maximum level of the "Family".
77. Machine Gun McCain (1969)
GP | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A paroled armed robber and his son plan a Las Vegas casino heist without knowing that the casino is bitterly contested by the West Coast and East Coast mobs.
79. Seki snima, pazi se (1962)
101 min | Comedy
A group of young men suggest to a local tinsmith to make a movie, but he agrees only if its director would be his cousin Seki, a soccer legend of Red Star FC. Seki, though, thinks that the ... See full summary »
80. Két félidö a pokolban (1961)
140 min | Drama, War
On Hitler's birthday, the Germans decide to organize a soccer match between prisoners of war and Germans. They assign the task of organizing the team to a well known Olympics football ... See full summary »
81. Sumnjivo lice (1954)
85 min | Comedy
A small town is disturbed by the arrival of a "suspicious person", an unknown man wanted by the local authorities. During the hunt, it turns out that the suspect is no one else than the ... See full summary »
82. Pop Cira i pop Spira (1957)
82 min | Comedy
Life of the village elite, the two priest families, goes quietly in mutual understanding and friendship. The discord is inserted when a young teacher is able to marry the daughter of only ... See full summary »
83. Dr (1962)
87 min | Comedy
In the moment when Belgrade industrialist Zivota Cvijovic had dreams to marry off his son Milorad, Doctor of Philosophy, to a minister of transport's daughter, a telegram from Milorad's ... See full summary »
84. Gorod Zero (1988)
103 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this ... See full summary »
85. Trapeze (1956)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.
87. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
Votes: 10,452 | Gross: $36.00M
88. Queen Margot (1994)
R | 159 min | Biography, Drama, History
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
Votes: 14,484 | Gross: $2.02M
89. Indochine (1992)
PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance
This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,928 | Gross: $5.73M
90. Conversation Piece (1974)
R | 121 min | Drama, Romance
A reclusive, retired professor is faced with confronting modernity when a group of vulgar youths, led by an obnoxious marchesa, take up residence in his unused upper residence.
91. Marianne & Juliane (1981)
106 min | Drama
Two sisters both fight for women's rights. Juliane is a journalist and Marianne a terrorist. When Marianne is jailed, Juliane feels obligated to help her despite their differing views on how to live.
92. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama
A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist.
93. Barev, yes em (1966)
137 min | Drama, Romance
Artyom Manvelyan is a famous physicist and founder of a cosmology laboratory in Armenia. With loyalty and gentleness he keeps the memories of past war, his friends and lost love.
94. Qalaqi Anara (1978)
90 min | Adventure, Comedy
The main character of the movie decides to become a real patriot of his native country Georgia. He starts following all ancient Georgian traditions but it seems that for a modern man this ... See full summary »
95. Pastorali (1975)
95 min | Drama
A group of musicians moved into the field for testing in an atmosphere of calm, however, seeking bucolic setting, hidden deep human conflicts.