C-Side Productions
presents

Feature documentary directed by Nicolas Wagnières

Trailer

Synopsis

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.

Technical Info

Length : 78 minutes
Languages : French + Serbian
Subtitles available : French / English / German
Shooting format : 5K / 16 mm
Screening format : DCP 2K / HD File
Sound : 5.1 / 2.0

Author

After graduating as a structural engineering draughtsman, Nicolas Wagnières spent the 90’s as a records store manager, music producer and independent DJ . He then undertook filmmaking studies at the Fine Arts School of Geneva. He was graduated in 2005 and stayed five more years as a research assistant. He frequently collaborates as a Videographer with stage directors and choreographers in Geneva (Foofwa d’Imobilité, Noemi Lapzeson, Jéröme Richer,…) while working on documentary projects. Hotel Jugoslavija is his first documentary feature.

 

En quête: court / 16mm / 2002
Le bord de la table: court / dv / 2003
La vie du poisson mort: court / dv / 2003
Tranzit: court / s16mm / 2005
Hotel Jugoslavija 1.0: court / s16mm / 2008
Hotel Jugoslavija: long documentary / s16mm-5k / 2017
A la recherche des pas trouvés: docu-archives / 2018 (postproduction)
Mon ami Guillaume: hd / 2018 (développement)

Production BENJAMIN POUMEY Cinematography DENIS JUTZELER, BENOÎT PEVERELLI Sound MASAKI HATSUI Sound editing ELEONORA POLATO Sound mixing MARTIN STRICKER Editing DAMIÁN PLANDOLIT Music FILIPPO GONTERI

 

Production

C-Side productions

Rue de la Coulouvrenière 8
1204 Genève – Suisse

+41 22 800 38 93

bpoumey@c-sideprod.ch
www.c-sideprod.ch

With support from

L’Office Fédéral de la Culture (DFI), Cineforom et la Loterie Romande, RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse,  RTS – Radio Television Serbe, La Ville de Genève – Département de la Culture, Canton et République de Genève, la bourse « Brouillon d’un rêve » du SCAM – Suissimage.