Fourth on CNN’s list of 18 Places to Visit in 2018 is Serbia. The jigsaw puzzle of countries that once made up Yugoslavia have, in recent years, become some of Europe’s most talked about destinations, particularly the Adriatic coastlines of Croatia and Montenegro. Serbia has somehow lagged behind. Not for […]
As a white South African, I know how negative perceptions of a place and its people are perpetuated through media stereotypes; how often do the hitmen and warlords and drug dealers and psychotics and gangsters in Hollywood movies and video games and tv shows speak with Serbian (or South African) […]
So the beloveds at the Serbia Film Commission have finally been able to announce the long-awaited film incentive (a not too shabby 20% cash rebate) – and to do so they’ve launched the impressive Film Scout Magazine. Click here for the link to the e-version.
Coriolanus is the grim tale of a war-hardened hero who’s forced to play the charming “people’s politician” – a role for which he’s disastrously ill-equipped. Undermined in this uncomfortable, pandering role by two scheming tribunes, and, to be honest, by his own pride, he’s cast out of Rome, where he […]
And now for something completely different. Along with my fine colleagues from the USAID Serbia Competitiveness Project, I’m attending World Travel Market in London. According to the blurb, “World Travel Market is a must-attend four-day business-to-business event where the global travel trade meets, networks, negotiates and conducts business under one […]
Braca Blum – that’s Brothers Bloom in Serbian, if you really must know. A stylised con-com (confidence trick comedy), Bloom isn’t, to be honest, the kind of movie I’d normally rush out to see. But since it was made here in Serbia, and was premiering in Belgrade during the week […]
Behind Enemy Lines has Owen Wilson as a corn-fed US airman shot down over Bosnia by those nasty, nasty Serbs (can we say “stereotype”?) and hunted down like a dog. Setting politics aside, it’s an engaging enough film – the music is great, really drives along the narrative – and […]