The movie “Quo Vadis, Aida?” will have its world premiere at the 77th Venice Film Festival, on September 3rd, as part of the main competition program. Before the premiere screening of the film, two press screenings and a press conference will be organized with the participation of screenwriter and director Jasmila Žbanić, actress Jasna Đuričić, actors Boris Isaković and Raymond Thiry and director of photography Christine A. Maier. After the premiere screening, the film will be shown 12 more times within the festival, it was announced from Deblokada.
The film stars Izudin and Dino Bajrovic, who, as in life, have the roles of father and son in this story. The cast also includes Emir Hadzihafizbegović, Boris Isakovic and Minka Muftic.
Co-produced by Indie Sales’ sister company Indie Prod, the film is based on real events and is set in the Bosnian summer of 1995, against the backdrop of the Serbian occupation of Srebrenica, a U.N. safe zone, Variety reports.
The compelling drama follows the journey of Aida, who works as a translator for the United Nations peacekeeping task force at a camp where her husband and two sons are being held along with thousands of other Bosnian citizens. As the Serbian army’s threat to overtake the camp escalates, the horizon for Aida’s family and community gets out of hand.
A well-established Bosnian filmmaker, Žbanic won the Golden Bear in 2006 with her debut feature “Grbavica.” Her second feature “On The Path” also competed in Berlinale in 2010. Her following films, including “For Those Who Can Tell No Tales,” screened at Toronto, and “Love Island” which played at Locarno.