BELGRADE: Director Mladomir Puriša Đorđević, one of the most important Yugoslav and Serbian film auteurs, died on 23 November 2022 aged 99.

BELGRADE: Serbian sport drama Golden Boy / Zlatni dečko directed by Ognjen Janković has been acquired by Amazon Prime. The distribution started on 20 November 2022 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The same goes for the TV series under the same title, consisting of five one-hour episodes.

BELGRADE: Serbian WW2 spy thriller melodrama Vera by Nedeljko Kovačić scores second place in its opening box office weekend in Serbia with 14,075 admissions and 62,269 EUR / 7,303,004 RSD gross. Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which tops the weekend charts, had 19,523 admissions over the same period.

BELGRADE: Young Serbian filmmaker Dean Radovanović has started the production of his debut feature Second Hand People / Polovni ljudi. The film is being made as a Serbian/Estonian coproduction, supported by Film Center Serbia and the Estonian Film Institute.

BELGRADE: Belgrade-based Firefly Productions has started the production of the TV series Frust, a dark comedy thriller directed by Academy Award-winner Danis Tanović. The 6 x 55-minute series is created by Srđan Vuletić and Gabor Krigler.

BELGRADE: Serbian director Vasilije Nikitović started the production of his sophomore feature The Crown / Kruna, with the score composed by Goran Bregović, who is also among the actors.

BELGRADE: Following the recent industry encounter at the Rome Film Festival, Serbian and Italian film professionals met at the Yugoslav Cinematheque in Belgrade on 26 October 2022. At the panel, which was a part of the ongoing Italian-Serbian Film Festival, producers discussed future collaborations and possible coproductions.

BELGRADE: A series of successful opening weekends for new Serbian films this autumn has continued with Sandra Mitrović’s debut feature Three-Storey Comedy / Komedija na tri sprata, which reached no. 2 in the local box office last weekend, second to Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.

BELGRADE: The newly-founded American/Serbian company Catalyst Studio is currently in production with two feature films and is prepping two more titles. All of them are to be entirely shot and postproduced in Serbia, and all are directed by women filmmakers. The production plans to apply for Serbia’s tax rebate scheme.

BELGRADE: Radivoje Andrić has started the production of a sequel to his Serbian and regional blockbuster Dudes / Munje, produced by Yodi Movie Craftsman, which had nearly 572,000 admissions in Serbia and Montenegro in 2001. The sequel is titled Dudes Again! / Munje: Opet! and it is supported by Film Center Serbia.

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