Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, 2015, 90’
directed by: Ines Tanović
written by: Ines Tanović
cast: Uliks Fehmiu, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Nina Violić, Goran Bogdan, Vedrana Seksan, Jasna Ornela Bery
cinematography: Erol Zubčević
edited by: Redžinald Šimek
producers: Alem Babić, Zdenka Gold, Dunja Klemenc
production: Dokument Sarajevo, Studio Maj, Spiritus Movens
Bosnia and Herzegovina's entry for the 88th Academy Awards; Sarajevo Film Festival 2015.; Tuzla film festival 2015. – Best Feature Film; Raindance Film Festival 2015
The film tells us about the life and disintegration of an average Sarajevo family in the postwar Bosnian society. Having divorced his wife Nina, 30-year-old Saša moved back to his parents. His father Muhamed, played by Emir Hadžihafizbegović, works for a well-known company, mother Marija is a housewife and sister Senada, who is expecting, lives in Slovenia with her boyfriend. Saša's indolent attitude towards his job and family, Muhamed's inability to give up his obsolete convictions amidst the growing corruption and his discontent with the privatization of the company he works for seem to be too much for the agonized family. When marija finds out she has a cancer, the father and son realize how important family is. Depicted through traditional Bosnian folk songs, the fate and emotions of the film's protagonists weave an intimate and identifiable story, one of those we can see all around us.
Ines Tanović was born in sarajevo in 1965. Obtained her degree in Dramaturgy from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. She wrote and directed several short film that attracted critical acclaim. She also directed a segment of the omnibus film Some Other Stories, screened at more than 35 world festivals. She has also made documentary films and numerous industrial and commercial films.