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Goran Marković, Film and Theatre Director, Screenwriter

Successes Corrupts, Failures Fortify

He has made 13 feature films, mostly based on his own screenplays, has written seven theatre plays and directed several. Professor emeritus at the...

Srdan Golubović, Film Director

Serbia Today Is At The Tail End Of Europe

Of the four feature films that he’s made, three of Srdan Golubović’s works have been screened at the Berlin Film Festival. The latest is...

Stefan Milenković, violinist

The Artist Always Has a Choice

As a child he was celebrated by the country that was called Yugoslavia. In fact, he was a child prodigy who played the violin...

Adrien Feix, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum

Broad & Open Dialogue

“The most effective way to accompany Serbia on its way to the EU is through the cultural exchange at eye level – no amount...

Barbara Horejs, Director OREA Institute

Neolithic Way Of Life

An Austrian-Serbian archaeological team has proven at a site near Lebane that the Balkans represents a key-zone for understanding the past of the European...

Frank Baumann, Director of Goethe-Institut Belgrade

We Strive to Focus On the Future

“Germany is somehow rather present, as there are so many personal relations, experiences and a very high professional knowledge about what’s going on there...

Marina Abramović and Giuliano Argenziano

Rice With Black Lentils

We sat down and spoke with the grandma of performance, arguably the most successful performance artist in history, and Giuliano Argenziano, director of Marina...

Jugoslav Vlahović, Artist

General Practitioner Cartoonist

He is a cartoonist, illustrator, graphic artist, artist in the service of the press and the recipient of the greatest national and international awards....

Ivan Medenica, BITEF Artistic Director and Selector

Let’s Start Love Over

“Bitef wants to save what can be saved, because it was never just an artistic review, but rather also a platform for the social struggle in favour of progressive values, and those are today the most basic, human values: normalcy, goodness, love.”

Jean-Baptiste Cuzin, Director of the Institut Français in Serbia

The Value of Partnership

“I took the decision to come to Serbia four years ago with my family because I wanted to be, somehow, useful for establishing partnerships...

Davide Scalmani, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Belgrade

2019: Shining Year For Italian Culture In Serbia

At the National Museum in Belgrade, the Serbian public will have an extraordinary opportunity to see more than 50 masterpieces that define Baroque as...

Jas Kaminski, Belgrade Irish Festival Founder and Director

An Accidental Festival Director

Believe it or not, but we are two weeks away from kicking off Belgrade Irish Fest. It will be festivals 7th edition, and we...

Simon Trpčeski, pianist

Virtuoso With An Ethno Soul

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski (1979) performs alongside the world’s foremost orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Dutch Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Russian National...

Milorad Milinković, Film Director, Screenwriter, Football Commentator

We’re Living In Tech-noir

Milorad Milinković is shooting a television series called Kljun , which he says will be Panonian film-noir, based on a clash of mentalities Milorad Milinković...

Boris Miljković, Creative director of Serbian National Television (RTS)

No Room to Create the New

Boris Bota Miljković's artistic video works have been exhibited at New York's MoMA and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston Boris Bota Miljković (born...

Miljen Kreka Kljaković, Production Designer

Imagining on a Given Topic

"I primarily like to deal with historical themes in which we have to reconstruct places and times that no longer exist and are far...

Ivan Medenica, Bitef Artistic Director and Selector

Living in a Dangerous World

“The task of this year’s BITEF is to reconcile us with the fact that we are living in a troublingly dangerous world, to prompt us to ask whether and how theatre and art can counteract that, and to jolt us out of our aesthetic prejudices.”

Bojana Borić Brešković, Director of the National Museum in Belgrade

Precious Archaeological and Artistic Heritage

“We have defined the basics of the permanent exhibition, which means that it is not set in stone but flexible, and now we need...

Benjamin Schmid, Violinist

Life is More Important Than a Career

One of the most versatile contemporary violinists, Benjamin Schmid, speaks exclusively to CorD about his life, which he says is “more important than a...

Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director Of BITEF

Is BITEF Returning To The World Scene?

“Opening Bitef with none other than the play Mount Olympus, which is currently one of the most famous in the world, truly reaffirms what...

Vlatko Vedral, Scientist And Musician

Life In Parallel Worlds

How do you comprehend the notion, as considered by quantum physics, that parallel worlds exist? The answer is very easily, if you discuss it...

Miloš Šobajić, Artist

Pictures of Persecution

Last month saw the closing of an exhibition of Miloš Šobajić at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad. Why are...

Rajko Grlić, Film Director & Producer

I’m Too Old To Grovel To Government

He has signed his name to around 30 feature and documentary films, winning the most awards in Yugoslavia and Croatia, while his latest film,...

Predrag Ejdus, Actor

Negative Selection Is Evident In Culture

This celebrated Yugoslav and Serbian actor will this year commemorate half a century of performing on stage, film and television with a great exhibition...

Slavoljub Đukić, Journalist, Writer

People Like Strong Leaders, Serbs In Particular

This long-serving political journalist and commentator of publications Borba, Večernje Novosti and Politika, and former editor-in-chief of NIN, became a partisan courier of the...

Rade Šerbedžija, Actor, Poet, Writer

People Who Hate Are Unhappy

This great Yugoslav actor, who has enjoyed a glittering international film career, talks about how – as a Serb from Croatia - he left...

Igor Mandić, Writer

Communism, Unfortunately, Loses To Fascism

This writer and polemicist is a critic of socialism and the multi-party system, but also the government that expelled Serbs from Croatia. He has...

Vojislav Bubiša Simić, Musician

Communists Didn’t Like Jazz

He was four years old when jazz started being playing in Serbia. Today has reached the ripe old age of 93! He founded the...

Viktor Kiss, Sculptor

Silk Scarves And Iron

"Believe it: Serbia is a great place for many branches of the arts. Services, transport and labour are much more reasonably priced than in...

Miloš Pavlović, Belgrade University

The Mona Lisa Was Also Made To Order

“Airport City gave us complete freedom in creating a corporate film that students of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts will film for this...

Siniša Pavić, Screenwriter

We’re Left To The Dictatorship Of Money That Doesn’t Exist

In the 60-year history of Yugoslav and Serbian television, almost half a century belongs to Siniša Pavić. He has authored some of the most...

Charles Simic, poet and essayist

A Smoked Ham For Poetry

Charles Simić is among America’s greatest poets. In late August he spent two days in his hometown of Belgrade, whilst on his way back...

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