Bruklin – Gusinje (Brooklyn – Gusinje)

Film program
20/6 2021 7 pm

Direction, screenplay: Želimir Žilnik; Camera: Dragoljub Mančić; Editing: Vladimir Milenković; Cast: Ivana Žigon, Lidija Stevanović, Skelzen Uljević, Bećir Uljević, Šećo Šabović. YU, 1988, DCP (16mm), in color, 90 min., Serbian with English subtitles

Ivana, a young seamstress, quits her job in a sweatshop in Novi Pazar and accepts an offer to become a waitress in a joint privately owned by Mr. Šećo in Gusinje, a Montenegrin village at the Yugoslav-Albanian border. She and the head waitress quickly become friends. Brothers Škeljzen and Bećir come to Gusinje from New York on a holiday; they meet the waitresses, and romances ensue. We watch the meeting of Serbian and Albanian cultures, languages, customs, and family traditions in the fascinating, mountainous landscape. While the men promise the girls marriage and life in America, there are numerous obstacles in the realization of the plan, and the brothers return to New York alone.

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