Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Poland, Norway, Germany, Romania, Turkey

Synopsis

Bosnia, 11 July 1995. Aida is a translator for the United Nations 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's Biography

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, was sold to 40 territories and received nominations for European Film and Actress at the European Film Awards.
ON THE PATH, Jasmila’s second feature film, premiered at the 2010 Berlinale, in the Competition section. The film had world-wide distribution in 25 territories, won numerous awards, and was nominated for European Actress at the European Film Awards.

Jasmila’s films and video works have been displayed at dozens of art exhibitions world-wide such as Manifesta 3, the Istanbul Biennial, Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel, Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, New Museum in New York(...) She is the recipient of the 2014 KAIROS Prize which honours European artists whose work is judged to have a major cultural and social impact.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2020 - QUO VADIS, AIDA?
2019 - AIRBORNE, doc.
2015 - ONE DAY IN SARAJEVO, doc.
2014 - LOVE ISLAND
2012 - FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES
2010 - ON THE PATH
2008 - PARTICIPATION, short
2007 - BUILDER’S DIARY, doc.
2006 - GRBAVICA
2004 - BIRTHDAY, part of the omnibus LOST AND FOUND
2003 - IMAGES FROM THE CORNER, doc.
2002 - TO AND FRO, short
1998 - WE LIGHT THE NIGHT, doc
1998 - LOVE IS... , short
1997 - AFTER, AFTER, doc.
1996 - AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jasmila Žbanić

Written by: Jasmila Žbanić

Produced by: Damir Ibrahimović, Jasmila Žbanić

Cinematography: Christine A. Maier

Editing: Jaroslaw Kaminski

Production Design: Hannes Salat

Costume Design: Malgorzata Karpiuk

Make-Up & Hair: Regina Breitfellner

Original Score: Antoni Lazarkiewicz

Main Cast: Jasna Đuričić (Aida)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2021