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14 Apr 14

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Connects Belgrade and Pristina

Actors from Serbia and Kosovo have joined forces to stage a joint production of the Shakespeare play in a bid to promote mutual understanding and connections.

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08 Apr 14

Abdurrahman Oner Wins Belgrade 'Short Meter' Festival

The jury of the 61st edition of the festival Short meter decided that the best movie in the competition programme was “Buhar” (Vanished into Blue) by the Turkish director Abdurrahman Oner.

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07 Apr 14

Art-Lovers Glimpse City’s Hidden Treasures

An exhibition at the Museum of Yugoslav History has put on show works that have not been seen for years - since the Contemporary Art Museum closed for reconstruction.

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07 Apr 14

Belgrade Ranked Among Top Spring Get-Aways

The Huffington Post, the popular US website, has put Belgrade on its list of top ten European cities in spring.

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12 Mar 14

Play About Sarajevo Assassins Opens in Belgrade

The director of “Mali mi je ovaj grob” ("This Grave is Too Shallow for Me"), which soon premieres in Belgrade, says the play aims to apply some of the lessons of past events at the outset of World War 1 to modern times.

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10 Mar 14

Norwegian-Pakistani Movie Triumphs at Belgrade Festival

The main prize at this year’s Belgrade international film festival went to Iram Haq’s ‘I am Yours’, about a Pakistani woman living in Norway who gets caught up in a culture clash.

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26 Feb 14

Belgrade Welcomes a World of Movies

FEST, one of the biggest film festivals in the region, will feature Lars Von Trier’s controversial ‘Nymphomaniac’ alongside scores of films from Serbia and the rest of the world.

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19 Feb 14

Making Serbia Part of the Picture

Serbia is doing its best to promote its fortresses, vineyards, villages and natural landscape as settings for international movie-makers.

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18 Feb 14

Belgrade Joins Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Dance Trend

The Serbian capital has become the latest European city to join the recent trend for filming local copycat versions of Pharrell Williams’ street-dancing video clip for his hit song ‘Happy’.

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30 Jan 14

Europe’s Most Magnificent Docs on Show

The tenth edition of the Magnificent 7 festival is bringing seven of the continent’s top feature documentary films to Serbia.

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18 Jan 14

Kustendorf Festival Kicks Off With Archduke's Death

The seventh six-day Kustendorf Film Festival opens on Saturday with a choreographed performance of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie Chotek. 

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16 Jan 14

Serbia's Exit Festival Scoops European Award

The music festival that has taken place since 2000 in Novi Sad has been declared Europe's best at the European Festival Awards ceremony in Holland.

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13 Jan 14

What is ‘Serbian New Year’?

An error in the calendar that the church still sticks to when calculating its festive days gave Serbia two New Years, turning January into a month of celebration.

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09 Jan 14

Serbian Town Accused of Persecuting Famous Writer

Serbian culture groups have slated the new Progressive bosses of Kikinda for driving a prominent writer from his post in the culture centre - and offering him a humiliating post as janitor instead.

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09 Jan 14

Debut Novelist in Race for Serbian NIN Prize

The debut novel of Goran Gocic, which blends Eastern and Western cultural themes in a story of travel and love, is winning recognition in literary circles and is in the race for Serbia's top book prize.

Culture Policy Focus

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24 Mar 14

Topola, Serbia’s Royal Heart and Soul

In the midst of the hills south of Belgrade, known as Šumadija lies Topola, the hearth of the modern Serbian state and, some say, ‘its very own Provence’.

Politics and Society

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16 Apr 14

Kosovo and Albania Mark Anniversary of 1999 Exodus

Pristina and Tirana commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Kosovo exodus when thousands of ethnic Albanians fled their homes seeking refuge from the conflict with Serbian forces.

Business

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14 Apr 14

South Stream Work in Serbia on Course, Gazprom Says

The South Stream gas pipeline project in Serbia will this year enter the active implementation stage, a Gazprom official said.