THE MUSEUM OF FORGOTTEN TRIUMPHS
Length: 87 minutes
Language: Serbian, Croatian
Country: Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Film Category: Documentaryy
Cast & Credits
Director: Bojan Bodruzić
Writer: Bojan Bodruzić
Producer: Bojan Bodružić
Production Company: Japanese Polka Dancing Films
Music: Bojan Bodružić
After being evacuated as a child in 1992, Vancouver-based filmmaker Bojan Bodružić returned to Sarajevo in 2000 and began to film his grandparents. Over the following years, he recorded their extraordinary life stories. Charming and spirited, the elderly couple eagerly share their experiences (starting with WW II and ending with the Bosnian War), even insisting that their grandson finish the film as they fall ill in their twilight years. A first-hand account of the collapse of the former Yugoslavia, as well as a family portrait full of impressions of a country forever changed, the film collates an invaluable collection of memories—both personal and historical—into an affecting work.
Bojan Bodruzic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University and a Joint MFA in Film Production and Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. His short film 'Amnesiac' was screened at festivals in Europe and North America (Palm Springs International ShortFest, Sarajevo Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, etc.) and his MFA thesis and debut feature, 'Immigrant,' was screened at festivals in Canada and at the 2007 Canadian Front at MoMA. He teaches filmmaking at Langara College and UBC.
BHFF Jury Award for Best Documentary Film
BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture