The Box
The Box

Film Title

The Box

Screening:

    Wednesday 05 October 16:15
  • All Tickets £5.00
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Runtime:

96 mins

Director: Andrijana Stojkovic Country: Serbia
Writer: Andrijana Stojkovic, Slavoljub Stankovic Original Format: HD
DoP: Dusan Joksimovic Print Source: Andrijana Stojkovic
Producer: Andrijana Stojkovic
Cast: Ivan Djordjevic, Marko Janketic, Slobodan Negic

Film Details

International Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

The year is 1992. Yugoslavia is falling apart. Hundreds of embassies are closing and diplomats are leaving the country and three removal men from Belgrade are packing their things.

Review:

The Box It is 1992 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. The city is facing great changes that will alter the lives of its countrymen forever. Set against this shifting backdrop are Vladan, Cvrle and Bili, removal men working for foreign diplomats. With UN sanctions however, comes a great exodus and the diplomats begin to leave en-masse. A positive for the removal business, yet as the number of diplomats in Belgrade dwindle the men become more desperate to leave the country in order to achieve their own desires. Cvrle is an aspiring musician while Vladan is a student who has lost faith in his country. Comic relief comes in the form of excitable Bili, an avid FC Red Star fan who would do almost anything to see his team play.

The Box is shot mostly in high contrast black and white that heightens the sense of impending hardships for the three men. The film is rich in symbolism and sub-text; do the boxes the men pack represent their boxed in lives, the segregation of the city, or the packed away memories of the country at that time? As the UN isolationist tactics begin to take hold Belgrade turns from a bustling normality to a city cut off and shunned by the world. Time begins to run out for the protagonists desperately trying to achieve their dreams.

Emily Finch

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In Partnership With

DG ENLARG Southeast Europe: People and Culture is a project organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enlargement. It aims at raising awareness and showing another side of the countries of Southeast Europe that are hoping to join the EU in the future. http://www.southeast-europe.eu/home.html


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Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
SW1Y 4LR
London
www.appollocinemas.com

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