watch the movie Parada at the Tbilisi International Film Festival.
Parada will be screened in the original Serbian, and with Georgian and
English subtitles, at 5pm on Saturday 8 December at Rustaveli Cinema. A Q&A
session with the director and the producer of the film will follow. The
screening, and the director's presence at this year's festival, are financed by
the Council of Europe's LGBT Project.
won the 'Panorama Audience Award for Best Feature' at the 2012 Berlinale. The
film deals with the rights of homosexuals in Serbia and tells the story of a Gay
Pride event in Belgrade.
(35) and Mirko (30) are a young and successful gay couple. They try to live
discreetly but still, every day, they are abused by the homophobic majority.
Mirko is a gay rights activist, and his dream is to organise the first
successful PRIDE event in Belgrade. This is almost a ‚Äúmission impossible‚ÄĚ
a 2001 attempt to hold PRIDE in Belgrade ended in bloodshed. One decade later
the situation is not much better
nationalist and neo-Nazi organisations prepare another massacre in case the gay
parade is held, while the police refuse to provide protection for the
participants. A strange couple arrives in Radmilo‚Äôs and Mirko‚Äôs lives
Lemon (45), a homophobic ex-criminal and war veteran, the owner of a small
security company, and his fianc√©e Pearl (30), the owner of a beauty parlour. By
an odd turn of events, Lemon finds himself standing up for gay freedom in his
Director, SrńĎan Dragojevińá
Born in Yugoslavia in 1963,
first trained as a clinical psychologist before
taking up film studies at Belgrade University. He made his debut in 1992 with
the comedy "We Are Not Angels" and was a published poet before deciding to
devote his energies to film in 1996. His film Parada won 3 prizes at the
2012 Berlin International Film Festival, including the Panorama Audience Award
for Best Feature.
Council of Europe's LGBT Project
long-term goal of the Council of Europe LGBT project is to contribute
to the improvement of the quality of life among LGBT people in Europe.
The project supports governments in partner member states in their efforts to
develop a forceful, cross-sectoral LGBT policy, strengthening human rights for
LGBT people, and supporting the national fight against discrimination on the
basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
received financial support from Eurimages, the
Council of Europe's
fund for the
works. Several of the films presented at this year's Tbilisi International Film
Festival received Eurimages support.
Georgia joined Eurimages in 2011 and Georgian films are already starting
to benefit from Georgia's membership in this fund.