Scene from the film Hotel Jugoslavija
Scene from the film Hotel Jugoslavija
Scene from the film Hotel Jugoslavija
Scene from the film Hotel Jugoslavija
Scene from the film Hotel Jugoslavija
Scene from the film Hotel Jugoslavija

Hotel Jugoslavija

  • Switzerland
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Erected in Novi Belgrade in 1969, the Hotel Jugoslavija was a mythical place. It was both a symbol and a witness to the different moments that shaped former Yugoslavia: From Tito to Milosevic; from Socialism to Nationalism; from NATO’s bombings to corrupted economic liberalism. Today, it is still haunting Belgrade landscape, as a reflection of a Serbian society in search of new milestones. With this journey through the times and spaces of the building, the director – of Yugoslavian origin by his mother but born and raised in Switzerland – explores both a collective unconscious and a part of his own identity.


  • Original title
    Hotel Jugoslavija
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Nicolas Wagnières
  • DOP
    Denis Jutzeler, Benoît Peverelli
  • Editing
    Damián Plandolit
  • Music
    Filippo Gonteri
  • Sound
    Masaki Hatsui
  • Duration
    78 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Sao Paulo Mostra 2017
    • 68th International Filmfestival Berlin Panorama Dokumente 2018
    • Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival 2018
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2018
    • Beldocs 2018
    • Subversive Film Festival 2018, Zagreb
  • Awards
    • The Best Documentary at Subversive Film Festival 2018, Zagreb is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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