Requiem for Mrs. J.

Rekvijem za gospođu J.

Mrs. J. has an awful lot to do this week: pay back some borrowed money,
make up with her pregnant daughter, correct a typing error in her name at
the registry, extract the severance pay from the belly-up factory where she
slaved half of her life away, go to a confession, place an order with the local
tombstone carver, and dig out an old pistol left by her late husband. She is
determined to settle all accounts that must be settled and then commit suicide
in a way worthy of a decent woman, which she undoubtedly is. In order
to manage all this, she must first wring a confirmation of labour history out
of her former employer. Alas, not even the simplest clerical operation, let
alone death, is easy to get done in a country amidst social and economic
transition. This brilliantly developed tragicomedy is a true acting concerto
by the superb Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović who carries virtually every
shot. Her subdued acting and the laconic directing of Bojan Vuletić lay the
groundwork for the moment of liberating catharsis.

  • Year:
  • Runtime:
  • Country:
    Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, France
  • Director:
    Bojan Vuletić
  • Screenplay:
    Bojan Vuletić
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Jelena Stanković
  • Editor:
    Vladimir Pavlovski
  • Cast:
    Mirjana Karanović, Jovana Gavrilović, Danica Nedeljković, Mirjana Banjac, Vučić Perović
  • Production:
    SEE FILM Pro, Geopoly Film, Skopje Film Studio, Alexander Rodnyansky, Alice Ormieres
  • Sales:
    Soul Food Films
  • Festivals:
    Berlinale 2017, Karlovy Vary 2017, Nowe Horyzonty 2017, Sarajevo 2017, CPH:PIX 2017


9.11.2017 19:00 Kino Lumière (K1) (opening ceremony, invitation only)
13.11.2017 17:30 Kino Mladosť (Q&A with Bojan Vuletić)

About the Director:

Bojan Vuletić

(1977, Belgrade, Yugoslavia) graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. As a co-writer, he collaborated with Stefan Arsenijević on an omnibus film, Lost and Found (Izgubljeno-nađeno, 2005), and a feature film, Love and Other Crimes (Ljubav i drugi zločini, 2008), which premiered at the Berlinale and won two Best Script awards at national festivals. His first feature film, Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying (Praktičan vodič kroz Beograd sa pevanjem i plakanjem, 2011), premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF in the East of the West competition and won several national and international awards.