The Chicken

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    The Chicken

    Directed by

    Germany, Croatia

    2014

    15 min

    • Bosnian

    Drama, Short

    As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma gets a live chicken. When she realises the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the high stakes such action will lead to. While trying to bring back the missing chicken, Selma's mum becomes the target of a sniper shoot. It's Sarajevo, year running 1993.

    Awards

    • Best Short - Stockholm FF
    • Grand Prix, Audience Award - Cinessonne Festival of European Cinema
    • European Short Film Award - European Film Awards
    • Narrative Short Winner - San Francisco IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Iman Alibalić
    Esma Alić
    Mirela Lambić
    Mario Knezović
    Screenplay
    Una Gunjak
    Cinematography
    Matthias Pilz
    Editing
    Anja Siemens
    Music
    Bernd Schurer
    Production
    ZAK FILM PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    NUKLEUS FILM
    Festival Bookings
    SALAUD MORISSET
    Una Gunjak

    Una Gunjak

    Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Born and raised in Sarajevo, Una Gunjack now lives and works in London, where years ago she graduated from The National Film and TV School with an MA in Editing. Before that, she’d studied Film Studies in Torino, in Italy, directed a few commercials, and worked full-time as editor cutting films that have travelled world’s most prestigious festivals, gaining numerous awards, including a BAFTA nomination and an award for Best Editing. Her short film THE CHICKEN premiered at the 53rd Semaine de la Critique, Cannes.

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