The Cinema of Serbia
comprises the art of film
and creative movies made within the nation of Serbia
or by Serbian filmmakers abroad.Serbia
(both as an independent country and as part a part of former Yugoslavia) has been home to many internationally acclaimed films and directors.
Serbian theatre and cinema
Serbia has a well-established theatrical tradition with many theatres. The Serbian National Theatre
was established in 1861 with its building dating from 1868. The company started performing opera from the end of the 19th century and the permanent opera was established in 1947. It established a ballet company.Bitef
, Belgrade International Theatre Festival, is one of the oldest theatre festivals in the world. New Theatre Tendencies is the constant subtitle of the Festival. Founded in 1967, Bitef has continually followed and supported the latest theater trends. It has become one of five most important and biggest European festivals. It has become one of the most significant culture institutions of Serbia.
The cinema was established reasonably early in Serbia with 12 films being produced before the start of World War II. The most notable of the prewar films was Mihail Popovic's The Battle of Kosovo
Cinema prospered after World War II. The most notable postwar director was Dušan Makavejev
who was internationally recognised for Or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator
in 1969 focusing on Yugoslav politics. Makavejev's Montenegro
was made in Sweden in 1981.......