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The Elegy of Laurel

OT: Elegija lovora

Dušan Kasalica // Montenegro, Serbia, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021
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A surreal journey full of absurd turn-offs: a debut drama from Montenegro with the Lanthimos-Touch. Filip, a cultivated university professor, drives with his wife to a spa hotel on the coast. After a few days in the monotony of the resort, their apparently perfect marriage is on the rocks. Amid the ruins of his life, Filip returns to the city. He flees to a village in mountainous forest and enters a fantasy world – where he meets his long-dead mother and falls in love with a girl who was once a snake.


DUŠAN KASALICA (*1987) studied film direction at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje, Montenegro. With A Matter of Will, he won the prize for best short at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2015.

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Elegija lovora

Fiction Feature

English, Serbian, Swedish


Montenegro, Serbia


93 min

OV with English subtitles

Dušan Kasalica

Dušan Kasalica

Frano Lasić, Savina Geršak, Nikolina Bogdanović, Lidija Kordić, Draginja Voganjac

Jelena Angelovski

Igor Đorđević

Jakov Munižaba, Nikola Medić

Jelena Maksimović

Branislav Jovančević

Natalija Vujošević

Natalija Vujošević

Dušan Kasalica

Meander Film

Non-Aligned Films

Jelena Angelovski, Meander Film: meanderfilm@gmail.com


AgeingLonelinessExperimentalMotherEastern EuropeScience Fiction & Fantasy

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