Quo vadis, Aida?
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    Quo vadis, Aida?

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    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway, Turkey


    104 min

    • Bosnian
    • English
    • Dutch


    Scope Expanded - 2021 Academy Award Submissions for Best International Feature

    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?


    • Best International Film - Goteborg FF
    • MARIMBAS Prize for Best Film, Critics Award - Miami FF
    • Best Feature Film - Antalya IFF
    • Nominated, Best Foreign Language Feature at the 93rd Academy Awards
    • Golden Star for Narrative Film (Feature Narrative Competition) - El Gouna FF
    • Star for Best Actress: Jasna Duricic (Feature Narrative Competition) - El Gouna FF
    • Atlas D'Or - Arras FF
    • Crystal Arrow for Best Film - Les Arcs FF
    • Audience Award - Les Arcs FF
    • BankGiro Loterij audience award - IFF Rotterdam


    Labels & Line Ups


    Jasna Đuričić
    Izudin Bajrović
    Boris Isaković
    Johan Heldenbergh
    Raymond Thiry
    Boris Ler
    Dino Bajrović
    Emir Hadžihafizbegović
    Edita Malovčić
    Jasmila Žbanić
    Christine A. Maier
    Jarosław Kamiński
    Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz


    Deeply compelling, harrowing and heartbreaking


    Played with an absolutely convincing mixture of grit, nobility and ferocious maternal instinct by Serbian actress Jasna Đuričić


    An intensely moving epilogue


    A vital work of Art


    Jasmila Žbanić

    Jasmila Žbanić

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    I am successful if I manage to make a film that I want and if it works emotionally for the audience, and if it stays with them after the screening and means something for them.

    Jasmila Žbanić was born in Sarajevo in 1974. She is a graduate of the Sarajevo Academy of Dramatic Arts, Department of Theater and Film Directing. Her feature debut GRBAVICA was awarded the 2006 Berlinale Golden Bear, the American Film Institute Grand Jury Prize, and Grand Prix Odyssey of the European Council and was sold to 40 territories with great success. Jasmila’s second feature ON THE PATH premiered in the competition program of the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival and has won numerous awards including Fimkunstfestival Schwerin Award for Best Director, Golden Apricot of the International Film Festival in Yerevan – FIPRESCI Prize, and Golden Arena for Best Director of the 2010 Pula Film Festival. Jasmila’s third feature FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES made its world premier at the Toronto Film Festival and was awarded 2013 Femme de Cinema award at the European Les Arcs Film Festival. In 2004, Jasmila has won Kairos Prize awarded to the European artists whose work is found to have outstanding cultural and social impact. Her project QUO VADIS AIDA was selected for the Venice Gap-financing Market 2019.

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