A trip to Belgrade, Serbia

Travelling in November has become sort of a ritual, one that we really enjoy as a couple. Considering that this summer I didn’t get enough rest, this was a much needed escape. This year’s destination was the capital of Serbia, the city of Belgrade, where we spent six days. As always, the cold weather hit me hard during the first day, so I didn’t take any decent photos, but I did manage to make it up during the rest of our stay.

Without further ado, here’s Belgrade through my eyes. Or my lens.

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The Salesman (2016)

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A couple of months ago (before all hell broke loose and I almost forgot that I’m supposed to be a blogger of some sort), I went to the cinema and watched Asghar Farhadi’s Salesman. I remember it being a cold, winter night, and me leaving the building in awe, thinking how much people are missing when they keep on watching meaningless blockbusters. Then the Oscars came and, even if I consider their results to be highly predictable, I was really happy that a great film won an award (the best foreign language film one, in case you were wondering) so that it gained some of the popularity it deserved.

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Event: “The small world effect and the Art Worlds” @ Panteion

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Thursday, February 23d at 18h, opening night!

Panteion University and the Cultural Management MA class of 2016-2017 welcomes you to an art exhibition about the visualization of cultural social networks, a theatrical performance by Fabrica Athens and a music performance by Hesperia Guitar Ensemble, followed by a discussion about the Greek Cultural Industry and the rigours it’s facing nowadays.

Free admission!

For reservations please call: 6976 66 49 16

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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

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We watched I, Daniel Blake, a 2016 British-French production, on New Year’s Eve afternoon. It was awarded in various international film festivals (e.g. Cannes Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival) and a couple nominations are still pending (for example the British Independent Film Awards). We couldn’t have chosen a better way to end 2016 cinema-wise…

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