ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL
14.-21.10.2012.
Children of Sarajevo / Djeca
Aida Begić, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey, 2012.
Directed by: Aida Begić
Script: Aida Begić
Producer: Aida Begić
Production company: Film House Sarajevo
Cinematography: Erol Zubčević
Editing: Miralem S. Zubčević
Cast: Marija Pikić, Ismir Gagula, Nikola Đuričko, Jasna Ornela Bery, Bojan Navojec, Staša Dukić, Aleksandar Seksan, Velibor Topić, Mirela Lambić, Sadžida Šetić
Format: DCP
Running time: 90'

Synopsis
Rahima (23) and Nedim (14) are orphans of the Bosnian war. They live in Sarajevo, a transitional society that has lost its moral compass, including in the way it treats children of the people who were killed fighting for the freedom of their city. After crime-prone adolescent years, Rahima has found comfort in Islam and she hopes her brother will follow in her footsteps. Everything become more difficult the day Nedim gets into a fistfight at school with the son of a local strongman. This incident triggers a chain of events leading Rahima to discover that her young brother leads a double life…

Awards and Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2012 - Un Certain Regard - Special Distinction of the Jury
Sarajevo Film Festival 2012 - Best Actress, Cineuropa Award
Bosnian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards

Directors Biography
Aida Begić was born in Sarajevo in 1976. She graduated directing at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts in 2000. Her graduation film First Death Experience was presented at The Cinefondation Official Selection of 2001 Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards at festivals worldwide. Her debut feature film Snow (screened at 2008 Zagreb Film Festival) won the award at Cannes 2008 (Critics Week program) and numerous following awards all around the world. Aida Begić is teaching directing at The Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo. In 2009 she founded an independent production company Film House. Her second feature film is Children of Sarajevo.

Location and screening schedule:
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Tuesday, October 16th at 10.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Tuesday, October 16th at 19.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Wednesday, October 17th at 15.00
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