LITTLE YUGOSLAVIA / KANTON JUGOSLAWIEN  

country, year Kanton_Jugoslawien_1

Switzerland, 2013

genre

documentary

running time

17′

directed by

Nikola Ilić

music

Heidi Happy

language

Serbian, Swiss German

subtitles

English

synopsis

This is a multi-faceted portrait of a motley group of people from ex-Yugoslavia who have migrated to Switzerland over the last 40 years. But – have they truly arrived? Much as they might praise and appreciate the advantages of living in Switzerland, they have kept their traditions of old and live a life of yearning and nostalgia in their own separate canton, the “Canton of Yugoslavia”.

Kanton - directorabout the author

Born in Belgrade in 1977, Nikola Ilić has lived, studied and worked in Switzerland since 2007. He worked at the Lucerne Theatre for three years. In 2010, he began his Bachelor’s degree studies in design and art at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, specializing in video, which he finished in 2013. He works as a freelancer in the field of film-making. Filmography: Kod ćoška (Down at the Corner) (short documentary, 2012),Živeli und Auf Wiedersehen (short fiction, 2012), Šopski sneg (Sopish Snow) (short documentary, 2011); 2 Live For (short experimental, 2010).

festivals, awards

Special Mention – South East European Film Festival 2014, Los Angeles; Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival; Solothurner Film Festival; International Short Film Festival, Winterthur, Switzerland; ZOOM Basler Film in Focus Festival.