Culture 13:38 15/07/2017 Armenia

‘It is an honor to receive an invitation from such a prestigious film festival’ – Serbian filmmaker on Golden Apricot Film Festival

Requiem for Mrs. J, a film by Serbian filmmaker Bojan Vuletić, is included in the Feature Competition nomination of the 14th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival. The film tells the story of a woman who wants to commit suicide on the anniversary of her husband’s death. Bojan Vuletić is also the film scriptwriter. This year the film has won FIPRESCI Prize at 2017 Sofia IFF.

“The film shows my perception of what is happening in Serbia nowadays. I have been cared for by women, and I am closer to women’s perspective with my viewpoint, namely how they see the things especially in such a traditional country as Serbia,” Bojan Vuletić told a news conference on Saturday, commenting on the film creation idea.

In the director’s words, the transition from socialism also marked a shift in the system of values.

“Being raised among women, I have tried to tell a story that is driven from my own experience, which I have tried to show through the eyes of the weaker sex, since they always face pressure especially in my country,” Bojan Vuletić said.

He noted that the film unfolds family relationships, namely the relationship between a woman and her daughter.

The Serbian director added that he has liked Yerevan and its architecture.

“I am happy to be here. It is an honor to receive an invitation from such a prestigious film festival,” Mr. Vuletić noted.

About the film

Mrs. J, a former administrative clerk, decides to complete all her obligations: wash a sink full of dishes, go to the store, dig up an old family pistol. Her late husband's pistol. She is determined to kill herself with that gun on the anniversary of her husband's death. In a week time. She is prepared to finish all private and administrative works so that she may commit suicide in the way she wants. But to start doing all that she needs just one thing - a certificate about her employment over the past 20 years. In a country, which is going through social transition, this will be highly complicated. Because living in transition is complicated. To die is even more complicated.



Source Panorama.am
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