Lost Country | TAIFAS

Directed by Vladimir Perišić

Starring: Jasna Đuričić, Jovan Ginić, Miodrag Jovanović, Lazar Kocić, Duško Valentić

Drama - Serbia, France, Croatia, Luxembourg, 2023 - 1h38min

Spoken in Serbian, subtitled in English and Romanian

Serbia, 1996. In the midst of student demonstrations against the Milošević regime, teenager Stefan faces his own revolution. His friends and classmates want to overthrow a government whose mouthpiece and accomplice is his own mother.

"This impressive and nuanced film functions simultaneously as a bildungsroman, an examination of transgenerational Balkan guilt, and an unpredictable portrait of a career politician. (...) Though set nearly 30 years ago, there's a sense of urgency and a cluelessness to this film that resonates with the rebellion of today's generation" (Wendy Ide, Screen Daily).


Cannes Film Festival (Rising Star Award in the Semaine de la Critique competition awarded to Jovan Ginić), Sarajevo Film Festival (Best Actor in a Leading Role).

The project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is funded through the European Echoes Timișoara 2023 programme, implemented by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

Organised in partnership with the Municipality of Timișoara through the Project Centre.

Part of

TAIFAS I Balkan Film and Culture Festival

TAIFAS I Balkan Film and Culture Festival