Section: POLSKIE HORYZONTY: The Female Gaze



Danis Tanović
Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Great Britain, Slovenia, Germany, Belgium, 2010, 113 Min
Match Factory

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991. The communists have fallen from power and Divko Buntic returns to the small town where he grew up to reclaim his family home. After a 20-year exile in Germany, Divko arrives in his flashy red Mercedes with sexy young girlfriend Azra, lucky black cat Bonny and a pocketful of Deutschmarks. Divko uses his money and connections to forcefully evict estranged wife Lucija, but he tries to reunite with 20-year-old son Martin. When Divko's beloved cat Bonny disappears, the whole town joins in a frantic search to get the cash reward. The daily hunt for the missing cat strains Divko's fragile relationship with Azra and opens up an unexpected but strong attraction between Azra and Martin. Busy fretting over everyday concerns, most of the townsfolk seem to disregard the rumbling political unrest: Croatia has seceded, all Yugoslavs are being forced to take sides, and the Serbs begin bombing Dubrovnik. Although their area is on high alert, many still can't imagine anyone or anything could divide Bosnia and Herzegovina .

35mm | Farbe / colour
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Miki Manojlović, Mira Furlan, Boris Ler, Jelena Stupljanin, Milan Štrljić, Mario Knezović, Mirza Tanović
Čedomir Kolar, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Marc Baschet, Mirsad Purivatra
2006 Sarajevo, Asap Films, Autonomous, Man’s Films, Razor Film Produktion GmbH, Studio Maj
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Danis Tanović

Danis Tanović - born 1969 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His studies at the Sarajevo Film Academy were interrupted by the Bosnian War. Oversaw the film archive of the Bosnian army from 1992 to 1994, after which he resumed his studies, this time at the INSAS film school, Brussels.

L’ENFER (2005)
TRIAGE (2009)

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