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12.03. - 20:30,
Odeon

13.03. - 15:00,
Lumiere

Director:  Aida Begic
Cinematography:  Erol Zubcevic
Screenplay:  Aida Begic , Elma Tataragic
Producer:  Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stoeter, Francois DArtemare , Elma Tataragic
Music:  Igor Camo
Cast:  Zana Marjanovic , Jasna Ornela Bery , Sadzida Setic
Production:  Mamafilm/Rohfilm/Les Films de lApres-Midi
International distribution:  Pyramide International
BALKAN COMPETITON
Correction
Forever
My Marlon and Brando
No One's Son
Snow
Tears For Sale
The Tour
Snow
Snijeg
Snow
Bosnia and Hezegovina-Germany-France , 2008, 104 min, color
Awards:  Thessaloniki 2008 - "Woman & Equality" ; Cannes Critics Week; Nomination for EFA for European Discovery of the Year

Aida Begics extraordinary and penetrating study of this post-war society is a wonderful testament to the resilience of the human spirit witnessed through the eyes of three generations of women. It is 1997, two short years after the end of the bitter internecine conflict that ripped apart Yugoslavia. In the eastern Bosnian village Slavno a village is populated almost entirely by women and children, either orphans or fatherless the survivors are struggling to reassemble their lives. Nadija does not definitively know the fate of her spouse. She has a teenaged daughter who still holds out hope that her father will miraculously return. Alma, who knows that her husband will never return, lives with a couple of young orphaned children. The elderly Safija, cares for Alma, and a single old man who has likely been spared due to his age. All of them struggle to get by, pushing carts up the local hills to the highway in vain attempts to sell goods and make some money. Everything changes when a couple of men, Serbs, turn up and offer to buy their various properties to develop into hotels and a resort. There seems to be one inevitable outcome to sell.
Snow delicately relays the kaleidoscope of emotions at play among the various women, which swing from bitterness and despondency to resilience and then hope. This is a highly sophisticated piece of filmmaking from a director who has found a worthy subject: what is contained in the lives of survivors.

Dimitri Eipides

Aida Begic
Aida Begic
Bosnian director, born in Sarajevo in 1976 and graduated in directing from the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts in 2000. Her graduation film First Death Experience (2001) was presented at Cinefondation Official Selection of Cannes IFF and won numerous awards at festivals worldwide. She teaches at the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts and has directed numerous commercials, video spots and promotional films. In 2004, she founded the independent production company "Mamafilm" together with her colleague Elma Tataragić. Snow (2008) is her first feature film.
1995  Autobiografija
1997  Trijumf volje
2001  First Death Experience
2003  Sjever je poludio
2008  Snow
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