The Son
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    The Son


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    Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro


    106 min

    • Bosnian


    Arman is about to turn 18. He is full of angst and unhappy about not knowing who his biological parents are. He was adopted as a baby b y Jasna and Senad , who couldn't have children of their own. However, Jasna becomes pregnant four years after that, giving birth to baby boy Dado. Throughout his entire life, Arman is having a hard time coping with being an adoptive child in the family. He is constantly on an emotional roller coaster – one moment he hates his mom and dad and Dado, the next one he loves them. Full of explosive energy, together with his schoolmates, he gets in trouble after trouble. Despite being v ery intelligent he is labeled a “problem kid“. The only place h e feels peaceful and loved is at Jasna's parents . A t the same time Arman does all he can to save Dado from self - destructing - like a big brother should . However, despite everything he does, his parents interpret Arman’s involvement completely wrong and blame him for every trouble with Dado.


    • Bosnia and Herzegovina's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards


    Labels & Line Ups


    Dino Bajrović
    Snežana Bogdanović
    Uliks Fehmiu
    Emir Hadžihafizbegović
    Jasna Ornela Bery
    Lidija Kordić
    Hamza Ajdinović
    Ines Tanović
    Mitja Ličen
    Redžinald Šimek


    Ines Tanovic

    Ines Tanovic

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Born in Sarajevo, Ines Tanovic is a graduate of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Sarajevo. Since 1996 she has worked at Bosnian Television as an editor and director. She attended the Berlinale Talent Campus 2006 and her project DECISION was selected in Berlin Today Award 2011. She directed the Bosnian part of the long feature omnibus SOME OTHER STORIES. The Film has been invited on more than 40 world festivals and won six international prizes. In 2004, she was given a Hubert Ball Fund reward for the script ENTANGLEMENT. For her documentary project OUR EVERY DAY LIFE which was a part of CineLink market at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2010, she was rewarded with International Relations Arte Prize. Author of the documentaries EXHIBITION (2010), LIVING MONUMENT (2012), COAL MINE (2012), GHETTO 59 (2013) and A DAY ON THE DRINA (2011) which was rewarded with Big Stamp for Best Film in Regional Competition Program at ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival 2012. Her feature film OUR EVERYDAY LIFE screened at the Sarajevo Film Festival 2015. Her latest film THE SON (2019) opened the 25th edition of the festival in 2019.

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