The Parade

A small group of gay activists in Belgrade strikes an uneasy alliance with a war-hardened Serbian crime boss whose fiancée demands an extravagant wedding that only gay theater director Mirko and friends can provide. In exchange, macho Limun reluctantly agrees to provide security for their planned pride parade. Inspired by Belgrade’s tense 2010 gay pride parade and set shrewdly against the lingering xenophobia of the 1990s Balkan War, Dragojević’s surprisingly hilarious, deeply humane comedy—a Serbian box office smash—is a rollicking, poignant take on a vital human rights issue. “In addition to gay rights, the film affirms the future of the region’s states as mutually respecting, tolerant societies, united not by class consciousness or ethnic blood rivalries but by liberal values.”—The Boston Review.

Genres: Drama, Comedy