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VOICE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, INC.

  WITH SUPPORT BY:  

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

NO SMOKING IN SARAJEVO

Original Title: No Smoking in Sarajevo
Year: 2016
Length: 75 minutes
Language: Bosnian, Italian
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italian
Film Category: Documentary Feature


Cast & Credits

Director: Gianluca Loffredo
Screenwriter: Andrea Postiglione, Gianluca Loffredo
Producer: Gildas Nivet
Editor: Gianluca Loffredo
Director of Photography: Tristan Guerlotté
Sound Designer: Marko Grgic and Chacapa Studio
Produced by: Grenouilles Productions


Film Synopsis:

Rare archival footage fills out this retrospective on the iconic Bosnian rock band No Smoking, and the unique period that ushered in the region’s comic and sharp-edged New Primitivism movement. The film brings together No Smoking’s frontmen, Bosnian Sejo Sexton and Serbian Nele Karajlić, decades after the band’s breakup, in aremarkable homage to one of the most famous bands in Bosnia and former Yugoslavia. Connected by music yet divided by conflict, the band’s story deeply reflects the region’s history over the last 30 years.


Director's Biography

Born in Naples in 1982, Gianluca Loffredo graduated from the University 'L'Orientale' in Naples with a degree in political science. He attended the National School for Documentary in Naples and has since made documentaries in Argentina, Bosnia, Croatia, France, Italy, Serbia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In 2015, he became CEO of the production company Colibrì Film (Hummingbird Film), and has worked with several international television and theatrical distribution companies. Colibrì aims to produce high quality projects that tackle contemporary issues while preserving the poetic aspects of narration.

PRESENTATION 7

Screening Time:

 Saturday 
 April 15, 2017 | 9:00 PM 

 SVA Theatre

Trailer

Nominations

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Documentary Film

BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture

Contacts:

Gianluca Loffredo: loffredo@colibrifilm.it
Distribution Company: Grenouilles Productions