The Parade / Parada (Serbia/Croatia/FYROM/Slovenia, 2011)

directed by Srdjan Dragojevič, comedy, 115 min, eng subtitles
written by Srdjan Dragojevič
with Nikola Kojo, Miloš Samolov, Goran Jevtić, Hristina Popović

Radmilo (35) and Mirko (30) are young and successful gay couple, and they would be a happy couple anywhere else except in - Serbia. They try to live discreetly but still, every day they are abused by the homophobic majority. Plus, Mirko is a gay rights activist, and his dream is to organize the first successful Pride event in Belgrade. This is almost a "mission impossible"; because the police refuse to provide protection for the participants. After a series of funny coincidences an old-school gangster Limun, a war hero and typical macho, ends up agreeing to protect the Belgrade Gay Pride with the help of his old enemies from Balkan wars - Bosnian Halil, Croatian Roko and Kosovo Albanian Azem.
The Parade takes a look at survival strategies for gays in Serbia and at a society that even now, years after the Balkan war, is still fragmented and driven by two entrenched fronts. In a tragicomic way the film tells the story about ongoing battle between two worlds in contemporary post-war Serbian society - the traditional, oppressive, homophobic majority and a liberal, modern and open-minded minority.

Berlin IFF 2012 (Panorama Audience Award, Prize of Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention)
Torino International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Best Film)