Family Susic lives everyday Bosnian story. Father Muhamed (63) is employed in a reputable company; mother Marija (60) is retired. Son Sasa (35), who spent the war in Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, lives with his parents, while their daughter Senada (40) lives in Slovenia. Their life begins to fall apart because of father’s dissatisfaction after his company is sold on the stock exchange, Sasa’s negligent attitude towards work and family, Marija’s breast cancer diagnose. When problems begin to line up Muhamed and Sasa realize that actually only family is important, that it is man’s last oasis
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991. The communists have fallen from power and Divko Buntic returns to the small town where he grew up to reclaim his family home. After a 20-year exile in Germany, Divko arrives in his flashy red Mercedes with his sexy young girlfriend Azra, lucky black cat Bonny and a pocketful of Deutschmarks. When Divko’s beloved cat Bonny disappears, the whole town joins in a frantic search to get the cash reward, not taking note of the political unrest that threatens to divide Bosnia and Herzegovina…
Category: IFFI 2006, Balkan Window, Visions of Reality
In the nineties the Yugoslavia Federation falls apart in bloody wars. Perpetual student Milan, a Serb from a patriarchal community and Kenan, a Muslim cellist, are a homosexual couple living in Sarajevo. Their lives, intimate and public, are shaken up by the aggression in Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose devastating consequences unfold in inter-ethnic hatred.
Bosnia – Herzegowina 2005
Regie: Ahmed Imamovic
97 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT
In Kooperation mit HOSI Tirol
Seventeen year old Lejla and her friend Anci work in a noble restaurant overlooking the roofs of Sarajevo. One day Lejla gets to know Milos who emigrated to Switzerland during the war in Bosnia and has now returned for a business trip. When night falls, Milos and Lajla are staying in the hotel restaurant and get closer to each other, not knowing what they will find out the next morning.
Regie: Ivana Lalovic
15 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit dt./frz. UT
In August 2010, during the repair of the turbines of the hydroelectric power plant Bajina Bašta, body remains of more than 250 incomplete skeletons were found in the mud of the artificial lake Peru´cac. The remains belong mostly to the Bosnians killed by members of the army of Republika Srpska in Višegrad and its surrounding area in the period of 1992/95.
Bosnia Herzegowina 2010
Regie: Ines Tanović
17 min, DCP, OmeU
During a summer holiday in 1995, while Croatia is at war, stubborn and always dissatisfied Boro drags his family from the Croatian city of Zagreb to his village of birth: Drinovci in Herzegovina. He hasn’t been there for seven years. Boro doesn’t want to talk to his father Pasko because he is supposedly responsible for the death of his mother. Boro continually quarrels with his wife. In the next two weeks he will have to face up to his own demons.
Regie: Antonio Nuić
90 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT
Sarajevo. Luna and Amar are a happy couple, but their relationship is put on a hard test. After Amar has lost his job due to drunkenness, Luny starts to worry whether her dream of having a child with him can still come true. A former war comrade fixes Amar up with a new job in a strictly Muslim community. He gets more and more attracted by this community and feels comfortable in the strict and very devout lifestyle, but Luna refuses to follow him.
Regie: Jasmila Žbanić
90 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT
Sarajevo City of Film is the fund supporting the realization of short micro-budget films, created through artistic and technical cooperation between the young film authors from South-Eastern Europe. In this way the Sarajevo Film Festival wants to initiate the creation of a new network of young talented and creative authors of the region whose work represents the future of the regional cinematography.
FRIGIDANCE Kelmend Karun, Bosnia-Herzegovina/Albania 2010, 9 min SMART GIRLS Hana Jušić & Sonja Tarokić, Bosnia-Herzegovina/Croatia 2010, 24 min REVERSE Georgis Grigorakis, Bosnia-Herzegovina/Greece 2010, 19 min THE TICKET COLLECTOR Catalin Musat, Bosnia-Herzegovina/Romania 2010, 24 min
Bosnia in the postwar period. Six women, an old man and six children live together in a small remote village. In order to get by the women boil down vegetables and fruit and sell it. Their land is supposed to get sold to the Serbians, who are planning to build a holiday resort in the village. This creates a lot of turbulence in the village. In the strong colourful and idyllic pictures the director presents the problems of a people and particularly of the women who survived the war and feel weak and lonesome. Searching for a new meaning in life they discover that they are able to be very strong, together as well as on their own.
In July 1995 the Bosnian city Srebrenica became famous for a sad reason: During the Bosnian war, Serbian nationalists murdered more than 8.000 men and boys. The genocide of back then is still present now: The women miss their husbands, brothers, fathers and sons. The film SREBRENICA 360° shows how the survivors get on with their lives. There will be a discussion with director Renate Metzger-Breitenfellner after the screening.
Regie: Conny Kipfer, Renate Metzger-Breitenfellner
55min, Video, Farbe, OmU
Haris is in love with Heder, a Dutch girl working at the European Commission in Sarajevo. Heder thinks she is in love with Haris, but when she learns that she is pregnant, she takes a rational decision not to tell him about the pregnancy. The story re-examines the conflict between Haris’s deep emotional attachment and Heder’s love game, which only occasionally exceeds the boundaries of mere erotic pleasure.
Regie: Ines Tanović
21 min, DCP, OmeU