“The Programme will open with Ari Folman’s cult film WALTZ WITH BASHIR, based on the author’s personal experience while serving in the Israeli army in 1982. We are very pleased to share with the audience Ari’s latest film WHERE IS ANA FRANK?. We will also host Michael Winterbottom, a film master strongly associated with Sarajevo, who will present his latest film ELEVEN DAYS IN MAY, which he directed together with Mohammad Sawaf. It should also be mentioned that Ari Folman and Michael Winterbottom will hold talks with the audience as part of the Masterclass program of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival. We will also present the work of the Dutch director Mijka de Jong ALONG THE WAY. In addition, the audience will be able to recall the fate of the residents of Vukovar in 1991 and 2008 in Eduard Galić’s film 6TH BUS. American director Joseph Pierson in the film WHAT’S THIS COUNTRY CALLED NOW? presents the inspiring story of Bosnian journalist Aida Čerkez from the period of the siege of Sarajevo. The second part of the program is led by a new generation of filmmakers, such as Nataša Urban, who in her award-winning film THE ECLIPSE uses an astrological event from 1999 as a leitmotif for the collective trauma of Serbian society after the recent wars in the former Yugoslavia. In the program, we will also present the film B4 by Bosnian author Alen Šimić about his return home, to the place where his parents were killed. The film CUTTING by the Serbian director Davor Marinković provides an insight into the lives of people who were displaced in the war and have been living in refugee camps ever since,” said Maša Marković, manager of the programme Dealing with the Past.
Dealing with the Past also welcomes thirty young people from the Western Balkans as part of the In Youth Eyes programme, which offers a series of panels, discussions, and debates on peace activism and reconciliation practices. In Youth Eyes is organized in collaboration with the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), forumZFD – Forum Civil Peace Service, and the USAID PRO-Future Project.
The Dealing with the Past programme is supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).
Tickets for the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival are on sale at the Main Box Office (Bosnian Cultural Center, Branilaca Sarajevo 24) and online at tickets.sff.ba or via the Sarajevo Film Festival website: www.sff.ba. By paying for tickets with UniCredit Mastercard® cards via the online platform, you get a 30% discount.
More information about the Box Office you can find HERE.