The Other Side of Everything

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    The Other Side of Everything

    Druga strana svega

    Directed by

    Serbia, France, Qatar


    100 min

    • Serbian


    Toronto IFF - TIFF Docs

    Ten years following Serbia’s democratic revolution, a look through the keyhole of a locked door in an apartment in Belgrade combines a family memoir with the portrait of a country in turmoil, to reveal a disillusioned revolutionary and her struggle with the ghosts haunting Serbia’s past and present.


    • Best Feature Length Documentary - IDFA
    • FIPRESCI Prize - ZagrebDox


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    Mila Turajlic
    Mila Turajlic
    Sylvie Gadmer
    Jonathan Morali
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    Mila Turajlić examines Serbia's political history through the eyes of her activist mother in this engrossing doc.

    Alissa Simon, Variety

    Mila Turajlić mixes the personal and the political to engrossing effect in “The Other Side of Everything,” a combination family memoir and subjective look at the history of Serbia in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

    Alissa Simon, Variety

    The Other Side of Everything is a multi-layered work by a thoroughly precise and dedicated filmmaker who is nothing less than perfect at balancing facts, ideas and emotions, and has an uncanny sense of dynamics, even managing to create moments of pure poetry.

    Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

    Mila Turajlic

    Mila Turajlic


    Growing up in a country that broke apart, I saw it lose its ability to narrate itself. For me documentary filmmaking shifts the challenge from telling history to preserving memory.

    Mila Turajlic is a documentary filmmaker from Belgrade, Serbia. Her 2010 directorial debut, CINEMA KOMUNISTO, premiered at IDFA and Tribeca and won 16 awards including the Golden Hugo at Chicago IFF. CINEMA KOMUNISTO was released theatrically in France, UK and the former Yugoslavia. Mila’s second film THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING is HBO Europe’s first coproduction with Serbia. It launched at the 2017 Toronto IFF and won the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. She is an alumna of Eurodoc, Berlin Talent Campus, and Discovery Campus, and teaches at Archidoc and the Balkan Documentary Center. Turajlic has produced the Magnificent 7 Festival of European Documentary Films in Belgrade since 2005 and was the first president of DokSerbia, the association of Serbian documentary filmmakers she co-founded.

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