10/21/2012 08:34 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'The Parade,' Serbian Gay Film, Promotes LGBT Tolerance, But Will It Be Accepted In Russia?

MOSCOW -- The first third of Srdzhan Dragoevich’s new film, "The Parade," will bring a smile to even the gloomiest of faces. It’s a silly, rude comedy that is meant to be fun for the viewers.

It is also very much a film with a message about tolerance for homosexuals, as well as for those from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Just released in Russia, it had a successful run in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, surprising many with its largely warm receptions in places not often known for tolerance of the 'other.'

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