The BNFC supported coproduction Requiem for Mrs. J. was selected for Berlinale Panorama 2017. The existential drama by Bojan Vuletic was shot in Belgrade, Skopje and Sofia. The Serbia/Bulgaria/Macedonia co-production was supported by the BNFC, Film Center Serbia, Macedonian Film Agency, Eurimages Fund and won Karlovy Vary IFF Works in Progress Award.
The story written by Vuletic follows a week in the life of Mrs J, a middle-aged widow living in a modest post-communist flat with her mother in law and her two daughters. After losing her job, she falls into a deep existential crisis and decides to commit suicide on the anniversary of her husband's death.
“The film is a dark comedy about a woman who wants to kill herself. Due to bureaucracy and social disintegration, she cannot do that. Living in transition is complicated, but dying is even more“, the director and scriptwriter Bojan Vuletic says.
Director: Bojan Vuletic
Scriptwriter: Bojan Vuletic
DoP: Jelena Stankovic
Editor: Vladimir Pavloski
Production Designers: Zorana Petrov, VaninaGeleva
Costumes Designer: Lana Pavlovic
SoundRecording: Alexander Bachvarov
Sound Design: BorisTrayanov
Cast: Mirjana Karanovic, Danica Nedelkovic, Mira Banjac, Jovana Gavrilovic, Srgjan Todorovic, Valcho Kamarashev
The Bulgarian coproducer is Geopoly Film – Pavlina Jeleva.
More info on the selection at: https://www.berlinale.de/en/presse/pressemitteilungen/alle/Alle-Detail_36372.html