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Better Than Escape


In this Yugoslavian drama, produced in 1991, a gifted actor destroys his life with alcohol. Stamena is an American-Serb. She has come to Belgrade for a vacation. There she encounters and falls for a handsome rising star, Aleska. Though in love, the two must deal with cultural differences. She wants a job; he insists she stay home and raise the baby. He drinks all the time; she wants him to stop. He does and his career takes off with a popular TV series, and the acclaim he receives for his brilliant work...more