Hotel Jugoslavija

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Hotel Jugoslavija

Directed by Nicolas Wagnières

  • Switzerland 2017; 78 min
  • Original version: French, Serbian


Erected in Belgrade in 1969, the Hotel Jugoslavija was a mythical place. It was the biggest hotel of the Balkans, both a symbol and a witness to the different moments that shaped the country : From Tito’s Yugoslavia to Milosevic’s Serbia ; from Socialism to corrupted economic liberalism. Today, it is still haunting Belgrade landscape, as a reflection of a Serbian society in search of new points of reference. By exploring the building’s various spaces and eras, by collecting the memories of those who used to inhabit it, the director – of Yugoslavian origin by his mother but born and raised in Switzerland – creates a singular space-time where surface a collective unconscious as well as a part of his own identity.




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