This is the trailer for the HOTEL JUGOSLAVIJA film project. This feature documentary will be directed by Nicolas Wagnières. It is currently in development stage.

The Hotel Jugoslavija was built in Belgrade in 1969. Under Tito's rule of the Socialist
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, it was the biggest and most prestigious hotel in the
Balkans. When the breakup of Yugoslavia started in the 1990's, the hotel was caught
up in the long transition of the country towards a "market democracy". It remained
open until 2006 although It has been bought and sold several times by different
holding companies, even when an aisle was partially destroyed during NATO forces
bombing of Belgrade in 1999. At the present time, transformations that will make the
hotel recover its past greatness are planned for a near future. As the restoration
works are soon to begin, Serbia is still marked by social, economic and political
apathy. The construction site then reflects the building of a new identity, as Serbia is
knocking on E.U.'s door.

Development with support from Ville de Genève - Département des Affaires Culturelles ; l'OFC (Succès Cinéma) ; Canton & République de Genève - Bourse d'aide à l'écriture ; SCAM - Bourse "Brouillon d'un rêve".

For more information on this project, contact Benjamin Poumey / C-side Productions. +41 22 800 38 90 / bpoumey@c-sideprod.ch

(Archive material : courtesy of Filmske Novosti filmskenovosti.rs)

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