Image of movie Quo vadis, Aida?
Image of movie Quo vadis, Aida?
Image of movie Quo vadis, Aida?
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Quo vadis, Aida?

Jasmila Žbanić
Bosnien und Herzegowina, Österreich, Rumänien, Niederlande, Deutschland, Polen, Frankreich 2020
102min
OmdU & OmeU

Dass ein Massaker wie das von Srebrenica im Europa der 90er Jahre möglich war, wollte lange niemand wahrhaben. Als Antwort darauf stellt Jasmila Žbanić die Vorgeschichte in voller Unmittelbarkeit nach. Ihre Protagonistin ist eine ideale Heldin, um die Zuschauer zwischen Entscheidungsträgern und Betroffenen hin- und herzuführen: Die ehemalige Englisch-Lehrerin Aida arbeitet als Übersetzerin für die UN-Friedenstruppen, die in der Nähe von Srebrenica in einer alten Fabrik Station machen. Aida will ihren Mann und ihre Söhne retten und muss dabei zwangsläufig beobachten, wie Fehler, Feigheit, Überforderung und willentliches Wegsehen Stück für Stück in die Katastrophe führen. (Barbara Schweizerhof)

In Anwesenheit von Jasmila Žbanić, Antonin Svoboda (Produzent), Damir Ibrahimovic (Produzent) und Christine A. Maier (Kamera).

Aida is working as a translator for the UN at their camp in Srebrenica, when negotiations go awry and events quickly heat up. As the troops of the Bosnian Serbs led by Ratko Mladić mobilize, thousands of scared Bosnians flock to the gates of the camp to find shelter there. But the UN are not authorized to give any substantial help, and Aida becomes torn between her professional and private duties.
The massacres committed by the Serbian army in Srebrenica in July, 1995 remain an open wound and a taboo to this day, denied by many, discussed and taught by very few people in the former Yugoslavia. The Bosnian War itself has a firm grip on the work of writer-director Jasmila Žbanić ever since her early days as a filmmaker. Here she turns history into a frantic (and very real) thriller that finds its narrative core in Aida's desperate struggle to save her husband and sons. Three helpless men, one fighting woman: QUO VADIS, AIDA? offers an unmistakably feminist take on the story of the Srebrenica genocide. But in the end it is Serbian actress Jasna Djuricic whose presence, energy, and sheer dedication make this film take flight: A similarly fierce and spellbinding heroine will be hard to find anywhere else in Europe's contemporary art house cinema. (Stefan Grissemann)

In the presence of Jasmila Žbanić, Antonin Svoboda (Producer) Damir Ibrahimovic (Producer) and Christine A. Maier (Camera).

Jasmila Žbanić: LOST AND FOUND (2005, Episode), GRBAVICA (2006), ON THE PATH (2010), FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES (2013), LOVE ISLAND (2014), JEDAN DAN U SARAJEVU (2014)

Credits
  • Jasna Đuričić - Aida
  • Izudin Bajrović - Nihad
  • Boris Ler - Hamdija
  • Dino Bajrović - Sejo
  • Emir Hadžihafizbegović - Joka
  • Jasmila Žbanić
  • Igor Čamo
  • Christine A. Maier
  • Jarosław Kamiński
  • Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
  • Hannes Salat
Deblokada, coop99 filmproduktion, Digital Cube, N279, Razor Film, Extreme Emotions, Indie Prod, Torden Film

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