The PARADE | PARADA (original title)

2011 | Drama |115 min

Delirium Films, Serbia / Mainframe Production, Croatia / Forum Ljubljana, Slovenia / Sektor Film, Macedonia/ Film and Music Entertainment, UK/ supported by Eurimage

Turning transgression into a comedic principle, this turbulent farce that toys with clichés and stereotypes turned out to be an unexpected hit in Serbia and other ex-Yugoslavian countries. In PARADA a life-saving operation on a gangster’s pitbull terrier brings together two very different worlds: old school machismo meets gay obsession for interior design, homophobia meets overblown gender display as a number of former foes – Serbs, Bosnian Muslims, Kosovo-Albanians and Croatian war veterans – find themselves obliged to form a tenuous bond with a bunch of gay activists. This motley crew are sent on an impossible and probably suicidal mission to protect a fresh attempt to hold a Gay Pride parade from renewed and certain onslaught from nationalists and neo-Nazi organisations and make the event a success. 

Directed by: Srdjan Dragojevic

Screenplay by: Srdjan Dragojevic

Cinematography by: Dusan Joksimovic

Produced by: Biljana Prvanovic, Srdjan Dragojevic, Vladimir Anastasov, Igor Nola, Eva Rohrman, Mike Downey

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Nikola Kojo - Limun

Milos Samolov - Radmilo

Hristina Popovic - Biserka

Goran Jevtic - Mirko

Goran Navojec - Roko

Dejan Acimovic - Halil

Toni Mihajlovski - Azem

2012: 62. Berlin International Film Festival – BERLINALE, Germany

Panorama Audience Award for Fiction Film

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Special Mention for Panorama

Reader Jury of the “Siegessäule” Award

Torino GLBT film festival, Audience Award

Fipresci Serbia Award - Best Film 2011

Fipresci Serbia - Best Actor 2011 /Nikola Kojo

Galway film festival, Best International Film Award

Odessa Jury of the International Federation Of Film Clubs – Best Film

Freiburg film festival, Audience Award

Pula film festival, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Hristina Popovic

Festroia – Setubal – Portugal, Grand prix – Golden Dolphin Audience Award

Prishtina Red Goddes – Best Balkan Film

MedFilm Rome, Grand Prix

Montpellier Film Festival, Audience Award

Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles, Prix du Public - Audience Award

Tirana International film festival, Best Director Award - Srdjan Dragojevic, Best Editor Award - Petar Markovic

Screenplay Film Festival, Vrnjachka Banja, Serbia, Best ScriptCinema Citi, International Film Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia – Audience Award