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DJECA - CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO (DJECA)

DJECA - CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO
photo © Erol Zubčević

Rahima (23) and Nedim (14) are orphans of the Bosnian war. They live in Sarajevo, a transitional society that has lost its moral compass, including in the way it treats children of the people who were killed fighting for the freedom of their city.

After crime-prone adolescent years, Rahima has found comfort in Islam and she hopes her brother will follow in her footsteps. Their life of bare survival becomes even more difficult after Nedim gets into a fistfight at school with the son of a local strongman. This incident triggers a chain of events leading Rahima to the discovery that her young brother leads a double life…
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Aida Begić
Screenplay Aida Begić
Cinematography Erol Zubčević
Cast Marija Pikić, Ismir Gagula, Nikola Đuričko, Bojan Navojec, Velibor Topić, Vedran Dekić, Staša Dukić
Producer Aida Begić
Co-Producers Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stöter, François D'Artemare, Semih Kaplanoğlu
Production Company Film House/Sarajevo, in co-production with Rohfilm Productions, Les Films de l'Après-midi/Paris, Kaplan Film/Istanbul
Runtime 90 min
Format 35 mm, color, 16:9
Language
 Bosnian
Subtitled Versions German, English, French
Festivals Cannes 2012 (Un Certain Regard), La Rochelle 2012, Sarajevo 2012 (In Competition), Melbourne 2012, Toronto 2012, BFI London 2012, Warsaw 2012, Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal 2012, Sao Paulo 2012, Thessaloniki 2012, Tallinn Black Nights 2012, Angers 2013, Bratislava 2013, Créteil 2014, Bergamo Film Meeting 2015
Awards Special Mention of the International Jury Cannes 2012
With backing from Eurimages, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Creative Europe MEDIA, Fondacija za kinematografiju Sarajevo, ZDF/ARTE, TRT, CNC, Torino Film Lab, City of Sarajevo, Ministry of Culture & Sports Sarajevo, Ministry of Civil Affairs Bosnia & Herzegovina, Općina Ilidza, Opština Centar/Novi Grad/Hadzici

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