Quo Vadis, Aida?


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?


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.



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 – Reinout Bussemaker
Vesna – Edita Malovčić


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


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


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



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World Premiere:

Venice International Film Festival 2020


European Film Awards 2021 – Winner of Best European Film, Best European Director for Jasmila Žbanić & Best European Actress for Jasna Đuričić
Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Nominated for Foreign Language Film & Best Direction at the 74th British Academy Film 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
Miami Film Festival – Knight Marimbas Award & Critics Award
Luxemburg City Film Festival – Grand Prix by Orange & Critics Award
Sofia International Film Festival – Best Balkan Film Award
Around the World in 14 Films – ARRI Media-Award
Romy Awards 2021 – Best Production + Prize of the Cinema Jury and nominated for Best Script Cinema, Best Director Cinema & Best Camera Cinema


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