Quo Vadis, Aida?

SYNOPSIS

Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is at the horizon for her family and people – rescue or death? Which move should she take?

DIRECTOR

Born in Sarajevo in 1974, Jasmila is a graduate of her native city’s Academy of Dramatic Arts, Theatre and Film Directing Department. Before filmmaking, she also worked as a puppeteer in the Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theater and as a clown in a Lee Delong workshop. Her feature debut GRBAVICA won the 2006 Berlinale Golden Bear (as well as the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the Peace Prize), the AFI (American Film Institute) Fest Grand Jury Prize, Grand Prix Odyssey of the European Council and was sold to 40 territories with great success. ON THE PATH, Jasmila’s second feature film, premiered at the 2010 Berlinale, in the Competition section. The film had worldwide distribution on 25 territories and won numerous awards including Filmkunstfestival Schwerin Award for Best Director, Golden Apricot IFF Yerevan – FIPRESCI Prize, Pula Film Festival 2010 – Golden Arena for Best Director, Nomination – European Film Award for Best Actress. Jasmila’s third feature, FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES, made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and won the 2013 Femme de Cinema Award at Les Arcs European Film Festival.

CREDITS

CAST:

Aida Selmanagic – Jasna Đuričić
Nihad – Izudin Bajrović
Hamdija – Boris Ler
Sejo – Dino Bajrović
Major Franken – Raymond Thiry
Colonel Karremans – Johan Heldenbergh
General Ratko Mladic – Boris Isaković
Joka – Emir Hadžihafizbegović
Colonel Dr. Robben – Edita Malovčić

CREW:

Director and Screenwriter: Jasmila Žbanić
Director of Photography:Christine A. Maier
Production Designer: Hannes Salat
Costume Designer: Małgorzata Karpiuk
Costume designer/the Netherlands/: Ellen Lens
Make-up/Hair Designer: Michaela Payer
Editor: Jarosław Kamiński
Sound Designer: Igor Čamo
Music composed and orchestrated by: Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz

PRODUKTION:

Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway, Turkey
Producer: Deblokada
Coproducers: coop99 filmproduktion, Digital Cube, N279, Razor Film, Extreme Emotions, Indie Prod, Tordenfilm, TRT, ZDF arte, ORF , BHRT

SUPPORTED BY:

Eurimages, Vlada FBiH – Ministarstvo obrazovanja i nauke, Centrul Național al Cinematografiei, Fondacija za kinematografiju Sarajevo, Austrian Film Institute, The Netherlands Film Fund, The Netherlands Film Incentive, Polish Film Institute, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ACM, CNC, IF, Filmfonds Wien, Sørfond, Creative Europe, Ministarstvo kulture i sporta Kantona Sarajevo, Foundation Open Society Institute

PRESSE & SALES

WORLD SALES:

Indie Sales

GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR:

FarbFilm Verleih

PRESS USA:

Required Viewing

FESTIVAL & AWARDS

World Premiere:

Venice International Film Festival 2020

AWARDS:

Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the Brian Award
Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the SIGNIS Award
Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the Premio UNIMED
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Best Feature Film
El Gouna Film Festival – Winner Feature Narrative Competition
Festival de Cine de Sevilla – Winner Best Film
Arras Film Festival – Winner Golden Atlas for Best Film
El Gouna Film Festival – Winner Best Actress Jasna Đuričić
London Film Week – Best Feauture Film, Best Director and Best Acting Jasna Đuričić

OTHER FESTIVALS:

Viennale
Tiff- Toronto Int. Film Festival
Filmfest Hamburg
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
El Gouna Filmfestival 2020
New Horizons IFF
Festival de Cine de Sevilla
El Gouna Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 54½
London Film Week