Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, Croatia


GRBAVICA is a story of contemporary Sarajevo: Esma's daughter Sara (12) is going on a class-trip. Believing her father to be a martyr- killed in a recent war, Sara is urging her mother to bring the certificate, so that she can get a discount for the class-trip. But Esma does not have the certificate. She is trying to protect her daughter and herself, by not telling the truth about Sara's birth.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jasmila Žbanić

Written by: Jasmila Žbanić

Cinematography: Christine A. Meier

Cast: Mirjana Karanovic (Esma), Luna Mijovic (Sara), Leon Lučev (Pelda)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Film 2006
  • European Actress 2006
  • Feature Film Selection 2006