CELTS (Berlinale 2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Set in Belgrade in the early 90s, tired, sexually-repressed Marijana is throwing a party for her beloved daughter Minja (Katarina Dimić), who is turning eight. Family, friends, random partners (and exes) and a gaggle of costumed children arrive to drink, dance, gossip, discuss politics and complain about the food, the latter a result of the harsh economic climate.. As the evening unfolds, secrets are revealed, betrayals escalate and – for some – unexpected decisions begin what will be new chapters of some characters’ lives long after the final credits roll.

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