After years in the international film business “Cirkus Columbia” represents director Danis Tanovic’s return to his roots and to Bosnia. But different to his Oscar winning war drama “No Man’s Land” Tanovic tells the story settled in the wake of the war.
Festivals and Awards (selection):
Official Selection Sarajevo Film Festival 2010
Official Selection Venice Film Festival 2010
Official Selection Toronto Film Festival 2010
Official Selection San Sebastian Film Festival 2010
Official Selection Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2010
Official Selection AFI Fest Los Angeles (American Film Institute Festival) 2010
A small town in south Herzegovina, in the wake of the war. After years of communist rule, a new democratic government has been elected, which means that all the offences of the previous system have been suddenly, automatically forgiven. This is a sign for Divko Buntic to return home, after years of exile, with one thing in mind; revenge. He comes back with a new wife forty years his junior, a new Mercedes, a black cat and lots and lots of money…
Danis Tanovic was born in 1969 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina in former Yugoslavia.
He attended Sarajevo Film Academy. After completing his studies he spent two years on the front lines of Sarajevo filming for the Bosnian Army.
In 2001 „No Man’s Land“ was awarded with: Oscar and Golden Globe – Best Foreign Language Film, Cannes and European Film Award – Best Screenplay, César – Best Debut, Rotterdam, San Sebastian and Sarajevo: Audience Award.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.
In 2003 and 2004 went to Kabul with Claude Lelouche and helped rebuilt the "Ariana" cinema which was completely devastated.