German premiere of My Morning Laughter at goEast in Wiesbaden
This year’s edition of the goEAST Film Festival in Wiesbaden is underway. This is certainly one of the most prestigious and significant festivals of Eastern and Central European film in Western Europe, and part of the competition program is the Serbian feature film My Morning Laughter by screenwriter and director Marko Đorđević. Its screening at the festival will be the German premiere for this film, made with the support of Film Center Serbia.
This festival, which has been taking place for twenty years, due to the well-known circumstances of the global pandemic, will be a kind of hybrid edition; namely, during the planned duration of the festival, from 5th to 11th of May, the jury will watch all selected films online, while the audience will be able to watch them in the traditional form in November this year. It is especially interesting that it was decided that the monetary amounts of all awards this year will be equally distributed to all films-participants in competition programs, while the newly launched Audience Award will be awarded in November.
This debut film by Marko Đorđević caused a real sensation and had a series of special and additional screenings after its Serbian premiere at the Belgrade Film Festival at the end of last year. This film also participated in the official program of the 49th Rotterdam International Film Festival, where ithad an international premiere. The film was awarded at three festivals in Serbia.
My Morning Laughter is a story of the late blooming of 30-year-old Dejan who finally loses his virginity. All of this, in a broad sense, is about a generation that grew up over-protected and whose parents were trying to keep their children away from the harsh reality. Now that parents have lost their dignity and strength and when families start to collapse, their children, already adults, finally have to take up responsibility and face life.
The screenwriter is Marko Đorđević, who is also the director and the editor. The film was produced by Miloš Pušić, the DOP is Stefan Milosavljević, the costumes by Lila Vuković and set design by Marija Kojić; the sound design is by Stevan Milošević, and sound editing by Boris Zaborski and Prvoslav Živanović, sound mix by Kostas Fylaktidis and color correction by Eszter Nagy. The film stars Filip Đurić, su Jasna Đuričić and Ivana Vuković, with Nebojša Glogovac playing one of his final film roles. The film also stars Bratislav Slavković, Stefan Trifunović, Momčilo Simić, Snežana Tatalović, Sonja Isailović and others.