CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2021
Country: SERBIA
Language: Serbian
Run Time: 106 minutes


Although CELTS is centered around a child’s birthday party, it is definitely not suitable for children. While birthday girl Minja and her friends dance around the living room in their ninja turtles-themed outfits, eating cake and drinking soda, the adults in the kitchen are drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and sneaking off to have sex in the empty bedrooms. With love triangles at play and contagious sexual energy in the air, Minja’s mother—party host Marijana—can only hold things together for so long before becoming completely consumed with the frustration of her own sexless marriage. As a mix of relatives, friends, and ex-lovers continue to arrive at the house, each with their own personal conflicts and motivations, the party gets increasingly chaotic…and one quiet little boy somehow witnesses all of it. Set in 1993 Yugoslavia, amidst the political entropy and economic turmoil of the time, CELTS is an engaging dramedy packed with compelling stories that unfold over the course of the evening. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 7:35 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Milica Tomović

Vladimir Vasiljević

Milica Tomović, Tanja Šljivar

Dalibor Tonković

Jelena Maksimović

Principal Cast
Dubravka Duda Kovjanić, Stefan Trifunović, Katarina Dimić, Anja Đorđević, Olga Odanović, Konstantin Ilin

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