Digital version of “The National Class” premiered in Yugoslav Film Archive

“Vip kinoteka” presented seventh digitally restored film 


Belgrade, October 01st 2018 - The digitally restored version of “The National Class” (“Nacionalna klasa”) had its premiere at the Yugoslav Film Archive on Saturday, September 29th, owing to the “Vip kinoteka” project. The event started at 7 PM, with entertainment provided by the Belgrade Jazz Orchestra who performed the famous music from the film, including the popular “Floyd”.

Besides numerous guests, the premiere was attended by many who took part in the creation of this cult film - director Goran Marković, actors Bogdan Diklić, Irfan Mensur, Gorica Popović, Maja Lalević Piščević, composer Zoran Simjanović - along with members of the media, director of the Yugoslav Film Archive Jugoslav Pantelić, and Vip CEO Dejan Turk.

The 1979 Yugoslav classic and one of the most popular Serbian films of all times was directed by Goran Marković and produced by Centar Film. The story revolves around its protagonist Floyd, a race car driver competing in the national class, who was played by Dragan Nikolić. The cast also included Bogdan Diklić, Gorica Popović, Aleksandar Berček, Voja Brajović, Bora Todorović, Rade Marković, Irfan Mensur and many others, in some of their most memorable roles.

After the screening, the guests also had an opportunity to enjoy the performances of Lollobrigida and popular Belgrade DJs Miloš Vlalukin and Miss Millie.

The “Vip Kinoteka” project, carried out jointly by Vip mobile and the Yugoslav Film Archive, aims to protect and preserve the works of art that have marked the Serbian cinema and are regarded as national cultural property of great importance. The project currently includes ten films and marks the beginning of the long-awaited process of digital restoration of Serbia’s film heritage.