QUO VADIS, AIDA

Year: 2020
Length: 101 minutes
Language:  Bosnian, Serbian, English, Dutch 
Film Category: Narrative Feature


Cast & Credits

Director: Jasmila Žbanić

Screenwriter: Jasmila Žbanić

Producer: Damir Ibrahimović, Jasmila Žbanić

Executive Producer: Nedžad Čerkez Beredža, Mike Goodridge, Oana Iancu, 

Co-Producer: Barbara Albert, Nicolas Eschbach, Gerhard Meixner, Cristian Nicolescu, Roman Paul, Ewa Puszczynska, Ingunn Sundelin, Antonin Svoboda, Els Vandevorst, Eric Vogel, Bruno Wagner

Line producer: Mirza Hamzić

Cinematographer: Christine A. Maier

Editor: Jaroslaw Kaminski

Production Design: Hannes Salat

Cast: Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrović, Boris Ler, Dino Bajrović, Johan Heldenbergh, Raymond Thiry, Boris Isaković, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Reinout Bussemaker, Teun Luijkx, Juda Goslinga, Jelena Kordić, Alban Ukaj, Ermin Bravo, Edita Malovčić, Micha Hulshof, Joes Brauers, Sol Vinken, Sanne den Hartogh, Job Raaijmakers, Irena Melcer. Rijad Gvozden, Saša Orčević, Jasenko Pašić, Merima Lepić, Kemal Rizvanović, Emina Muftić, Mario Knezovic, Sanela Krsmanović, Nusmir Muharemović. Luna Zimic Mijović, Jovan Zivanovic, Adi Hrustemović, Dražen Pavlović, Aldin Baljić. Alija Aljević, Hadžija Hadžibajramović, Hermans Henricius Johannes, Slaven Vidak, Ermin Sijamija, Saša Krmpotić, Siniša Udovičić, Irena Mulamuhić, Damir Mahmutović, Sanin Milavić, Ali Kamer Aksoy, Dalibor Mijan, Thomas Pedevilla, Emir Spahić, Vedran Vilogorac, Mirsad Elezi, Ibrahim Buzaljko, Vitalie Bantas, Nikolina Maric, Niels Gomperts, Thomas Steyaert, Jan Mark Bogmis.


Film Synopsis:

Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN 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

Jasmila ŽBANIĆ (1974, Bosnia and Herzegovina) graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. She founded the artist association and production company Deblokada in 1997, together with Damir Ibrahimovic. After releasing several short films, she made her feature film debut, Grbavica (2006), which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. Her second feature, On the Path (2010), premiered at the Berlinale, where it was also nominated for the Golden Bear. Quo vadis, Aida? (2020) was nominated for the Golden Lion in Venice. Žbanić’s work deals with the Yugoslav Wars and their destructive emotional and political legacy.

Filmography

Autobiografija (1995, short), Poslije, poslije/After, After (1997, doc), Ljubav je.../Love Is... (1998, short), Noc je mi svijetlimo/We Light the Night (1998, doc), Crvene gumene cizmice/Red Rubber Boots (2000, doc), To & Fro (2002, short), Images from the Corner (2003), Lost and Found (2005, co-dir, segment: Birthday), Grbavica (2006), Builder’s Diary (2007, short doc), Stories on Human Rights (2008, co-dir, segment: Participation), Na putu/On the Path (2010), For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013), Love Island (2014), Jedan dan u Sarajevu/One Day in Sarajevo (2014, doc), U zraku/Airborne (2019, short), Quo vadis, Aida? (2020)

Available April 15 - 20, 2021

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