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Films From Bosnia

Simmering enmities spark a fierce battle of wills in a wintry wasteland. ... Hasan is a Muslim who left Bosnia before the war. He now lives a life of ennui and private anxiety in bitterly cold North Dakota. His 1963 Buick Riviera is not the symbol of his new life, but his refuge from it. ... When ... Read more
“Nearly two decades after the war, we live in an endless ‘today' and are afraid to look into a ‘tomorrow'.” - Director Aida Begi? ... Ghosts of the past loom large in Sarajevo, where the transition from wartime to reconstruction remains incomplete, and corruption and violence thrive ... Read more
Significantly more upbeat than most contemporary cinema from this troubled region, [Days and Hours] revolves around good-hearted bachelor Fuke, who crosses the city in his beat-up car to fix his elderly uncle and aunt's old water heater. While he examines the water heater, they chat, and while ... Read more
Fuse (Gori Valtra) Bosnia-Herzegovina/Austria/France/TurkeyIn the small Bosnian town of Tesanje things appear calm in the aftermath of the ravaging war. People seem warm and open, and the town square is an inviting meeting point for its inhabitants. But look closer and there is a seedy underbelly ... Read more
Winner of the Golden Bear, Peace Film Award and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at this year's Berlin Film Festival. ... Named after the neighbourhood adjacent to where the film's writer-director was raised, Grbavica is the startling debut feature from Jasmila Zbanic. This important and moving account ... Read more
Six of Central and Eastern Europe's brightest young directors come together in this omnibus feature, each giving their idiosyncratic take on the theme of ‘generation'. In The Ritual (Nadejda Koseva, Bulgaria), a wedding party waits in suspense for the bride and groom. In Turkey Girl (Cristian ... Read more
"A deep and haunting work that lingers in the memory." - Hollywood Reporter ... As they drive through the Anatolian countryside looking for the body of a dead man, a policeman, a prosecutor and the two men who have confessed to the killing talk and joke with each other, gradually revealing the ... Read more
“Humanely wrought.” - Eye Weekly ... Snow takes place amid the ruins and the anguish that followed the Serbo-Bosnian conflict. An isolated Bosnian village of mostly women and children must continue their lives in the absence of their husbands and fathers. The villagers worship, they wait and ... Read more
A young boy believes his attempts to avoid a poor mark on a school assignment in 1990s Sarajevo may have contributed to the civil war. ... D/P/S Igor Drljaca L Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
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