The drama with comedy elements is set in 1993, when three generations of friends and family gather to celebrate a child’s costume birthday party, against the backdrop of the break-up of Yugoslavia. Economic deprivation and dysfunctional relationships define the situation, in scenes such as the comically sad moment when one of the children shows up in a better version of the birthday girl’s costume. As each character enters the apartment where the party is underway, they take up both physical and emotional space. Yugoslavia is a country under sanctions and everyone is poor, but the film aims to capture a feeling of nostalgia, with charm and, finally, a “feel good mood.”
The film was shot in the spring of 2019 and is in the editing stage, with a final cut expected by the end of December. The producers are looking for partners to help with visual effects.
Celts is produced by Vladimir Vasiljevic for EED Productions on a budget of 255,100 EUR. The film is seeking a final 27,000 EUR to complete production. In addition to postproduction, the producers are looking for financial partners and sales agents.
EED Productions (Serbia)
Supported by Film Center Serbia
Director: Milica Tomovic
Writers: Milica Tomovic, Tanja Sljivar
DoP: Dalibor Tonkovic
Producer: Vladimir Vasiljevic
Cast: Dubravka Kovjanić, Stefan Trifunović, Nikola Rakočević, Milica Grujičić, Jelena Đokić, Slaven Došlo, Nada Šargin, Jovana Gavrilović, Olga Odanović and Jovan Belobrković