Athens International Film Festival

Stitches

23/09/19, 19:30, DANAOS 1
25/09/19, 19:00, ODEON OPERA 2
28/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 2

In a post-war Belgrade still recovering from a relentless experience, a woman  adamantly believes that her newborn child was stolen 20 years ago while at the time doctors had told her it had died at birth. A multi-layered and brilliantly performed psychological drama which combines the existential suspense of Cristian Mungiu films with the elements of a slow-burn thriller. The film touchingly deals with the huge wave of infant trafficking that plagued Serbia in the 90s.


SERBIA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 97΄ | SERBIAN 

A middle-aged woman in today’s Belgrade makes breakfast for her daughter and husband, goes to her tailoring shop, passes by a hospital, the police station, walks alone in the city streets, stops whenever she comes up a young child. Everything happens in cryptic silence, a paced rhythm of routine, distances, question marks and sadness that you begin to grasp when you see a cake with one candle in the middle of an empty table.

Miroslav Terzic’s second feature film depicts a post-communist, post-war Belgrade licking the wounds of a merciless era, dealing with the issue of baby trafficking that plagued Serbia in the ‘90s. Modest cinema, of Mungiu style existential suspense, finding the thriller in human pain and the simple, paratactic narration focused on the obsessive Mother who cannot overcome the loss of her child. Wonderful performance by Snezana Bogdanovic. I.D.

DIRECTORS: Miroslav Terzić
SCREENWRITING: Elma Tatagaric
DoP: Damjan Radovanovic
EDITOR: Milena Petrovic
PRINCIPAL CAST: Snezana Bogdanovic, Marko Bacovic, Jovana Stojiljkovic, Vesna Trivalic, Dragana Varagic, Pavle Cemerikic

MIROSLAV TERZIĆ
Born in Belgrade 50 years ago, Terzic studied Law and has an MA in Dramatic Art. He was the clapper at Kusturica’s 'Underground' while his debut in feature films was 'Redemption Street' in 2012 that had a small course in festivals. He works as a director for marketing companies.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 Stitches
2012 Redemption Street



        : Festival Darlings

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU