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Year: 2019
Length: 106 minutes
Language: Bosnian
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Film Category: Narrative Feature

Cast & Credits

Director: Ines Tanović

Screenwriter: Ines Tanović

Producer: Bojan Bodružić

Co-Producer: Irina Malcea

Cinematographer: Mitja Licen

Editor: Redzinald Simek

Production Design: Mario Ivezić

Cast: Dino Bajrovic, Snezana Bogdanovic, Uliks Fehmiu, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Lidija Kordic, Lazar Dragojevic, Kemal Rizvanovic, Enes Kozlicic, Ermin Bravo, Maja Izetbegovic, Jernej Kogovsek, Izudin Bajrovic, Admir Glamocak, Igor Skvarica.  

Film Synopsis:

Arman, age 18, was adopted as a baby by a couple who were unable to have children of their own. However, not long after, his adoptive mother gave birth to a son. Arman battles the demons of his past while trying to protect his younger brother Dado, 14, from the challenges of life in present-day Sarajevo, including drugs, weapons, and the siren call of wars in the Middle East.

Director's Biography

Ines Tanović – Director, writer, and producer was born in Sarajevo. She graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, department of dramaturgy, and she is a founder of the production company Dokument Sarajevo in 1990; Currently president of the Association of Film Workers of BiH. She directed and wrote a script for 6 short feature films in the period from 1986 to 2010, as well as many TV shows, children's programs, documentaries, spots, advertising campaigns. In 2004, she was given a Hubert Ball Fund reward for the script ENTANGLEMENT. She was at the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2006. and her project Decision was selected in the Berlin Today Award 2011.

Directed the Bosnian part of the long feature omnibus SOME OTHER STORIES in 2010 (co-production btw. production companies from B&H, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Ireland, supported by EUROIMAGES). The Film has been invited to more than 40 world festivals and won six international prizes.

For the project OUR EVERYDAY LIFE which was a part of CineLink market at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2010, she was rewarded with INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ARTE PRIZE. Author of the documentaries EXHIBITION 26’ (2010) - Short Film Corner in Cannes Film Festival, LIVING MONUMENT, 26’ (2012), COAL MINE, 30’ (2012), GETO 59 (2013) and A DAY ON THE DRINA 17’ (2011) which was rewarded with Big Stamp for Best Film in Regional Competition Program at ZAGREBDOX International Documentary Film Festival 2012. At CineLink program SFF – Work In Progress 2014. She was awarded the postproduction award for OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.

In 2015. she finished the realization of the feature film OUR EVERYDAY LIFE which was supported by the Sarajevo Film Fund (BiH), Slovenian and Croatian Film Fund, and Eurimages. The film was invited to over 40 international film festivals and won 15 awards. The film was a Bosnian candidate for an Oscar for 2015.

In 2019. she finished her new feature film THE SON, which received production funds from the BiH Film Fund, Film Center Montenegro, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Slovenian Film Center, CNC Romania, Eurimages, and HBO. This project was also supported by the Media Development Fund (2017), as well as the CINELINK SFF Award 2015.

Presentation 1


Screening Time:

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 

Followed by Q&A


THE SON 2.tiff
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