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VOICE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, INC.

  WITH SUPPORT BY:  

© 2017 Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina Inc. | Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival

MY AUNT IN SARAJEVO

Original Title: Min faster i Sarajevo
Year: 2016
Length: 58 minutes
Language: Bosnian, Swedish
Country: Sweden
Film Category: Feature Narrative


Cast & Credits

Director: Goran Kapetanović
Screenwriter: China Åhlander, Dragan Mitić, Goran Kapetanović

Producer: China Åhlander
Editor: Andreas Nilsson
Director of Photography: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Sound Designer: Claus Lynge

Cast: Milan Dragišić, Julia Ragnarsson, Sadžida Šetić, Irena Mulamuhić, Izudin Bajrović, Minka Muftić, Almir Kurt, Merima Ovčina, Ajla Hamzić, Amina Zimić
Produced by: Chinema Film Sweden


Film Synopsis:

Born in Sweden, 18-year-old Anja is determined to visit Bosnia to discover her roots. Her father Zlatan, now 23 years settled in Sweden with no interest in returning home, is dead-set against the idea. Undeterred, Anja purchases two plane tickets and she and the deeply reluctant Zlatan two set off for Sarajevo—Anja to discover her ancestry, and Zlatan to come to terms with his past. Together, they walk the streets of Zlatan’s youth, meeting old acquaintances and confronting Zlatan’s resurfacing memories as the reunion with the home country brings absurdities and unearths secrets from the past.


Director's Biography

Goran Kapetanovic is a Bosnian born director currently residing in Sweden. He studied film direction at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. His last four films have received awards at 23 international festivals, including the Toronto Short Film Festival (Best European Short Film), the Montreal Black Film Festival (Canada Best Foreign Drama), and the International Student Film Festival. His work has also been shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the short Kiruna-Kigali was shortlisted for the Oscars. From 2005–2010 Goran worked as a producer and mentor at workshops in Kigali, Rwanda, where he collaborated on five short films with members of the Rwanda Film Centre.

PRESENTATION 2

Screens with: "Refugee 532".  Followed by Q&A with director Goran Kapetanović 

Screening Time:

 Thursday 
 April 13, 2017 | 8:30 PM 

 SVA Theatre

Reviews

Variety

Trailer

Nominations

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Feature Narrative Film

BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Acting Performance - Milan Dragišić

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Acting Performance - Sadžida Šetić

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Contacts:

China Ahlander: china@chinema.se