“Quo Vadis, Aida?” Film by Bosnian Director Jasmila Zbanic on the Venice Biennale

July 29, 2020 11:45 AM

The movie “Quo Vadis, Aida?” on the genocide in Srebrenica by Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic, will be included in the competition program of one of the world’s largest film festivals, the Venice Biennale.

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.

(Photo: Radio Sarajevo)


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