Sarajevo, 1992. They are called Ahmed, Lana, Sado, Saba, Sahbey, Beba, Nemanja, Marx, Matan. They live in and between wartimes. They have "nafaka", the destiny which was bestowed on them by... See full summary »
Nancy Abdel Sakhi,
An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The ... See full summary »
In the nineties the Yugoslavia Federation falls apart in bloody wars. Perpetual student Milan, a Serb from a patriarchal community and Kenan, a Muslim cellist, are a homosexual couple ... See full summary »
In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
I saw this movie two weeks ago and was very impressed. I believe that, no matter how great translation English speaking viewers get, they will still be lacking the profound message the movie sends. It certainly caught every single detail of a Bosnian house and family along with relationship between husband and wife, love for grandchildren and inevitable involvement of neighbors into everybody's life. Even though it certainly contains comic elements, it also brought tears to my eyes several times. 'Amidza' and 'amidzinca' reminded me of my late grandparents and all the attention I was getting in their house. All credits to Sasa Losic for music and soundtrack. Well done!
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