2017 Program

FRIDAY, 3/31/17

6:00pm – Reception

6:45pm – Introduction

7:00pm – “Dobro” by Marta Hernaiz Pidal
Mira, a Romani woman, decides to sit and rest at the front entrance of Selma’s block of flats. Selma notices her and becomes annoyed by the situation. She will try everything to kick Mira out, but she will refuse by only answering her with the word “fine”. These two women will start an endless fight that can only end well.

7:25pm – “No Smoking in Sarajevo” by Gianluca Loffredo 
The history of the Yugoslavian rock band named Zabranjeno Pušenje, through its three first members, Sejo Sexon, Nele Karajlić and Zenit Đozić. Their story is emblematic of what happened in Yugoslavia in the last 30 years.

8:30pm – Break

8:45pm – “Dobra Zena” by Mirjana Karanovic
A film about a woman who discovers her husband’s war crimes and must decide how to respond.

10:15pm – Festival Ends

SATURDAY, 4/1/17

5:00pm – Doors Open

5:05pm – Introduction

5:10pm – “Some of Us” by Anja Kavic
When a relationship between two sisters turns into resentment accumulated over the years of growing up together, must come to the breaking point. The decisive confrontation is painful and reveals many secrets. If this interferes youthful rashness,the outcome can be tragic. This is the story about anger,attention and a gun.

5:20pm – “Refugee 532” by Goran Kapetanović
The unaccompanied refugee Sevko, 12, tries to cope with his new life in Sweden, struggling between hope and despair, waiting for news from the war zone in Bosnia. Bullied by the other young refugees, he decides to throw a party his own way.

5:35pm – “My Aunt in Sarajevo” by Goran Kapetanović
Zlatan hasn’t been in Bosnia since he fled the war in 1992, but now his daughter want to know more about her roots. But Anja doesn’t know too much about her fathers roots either. How can he tell her about his past? Will she understand?

6:35pm – Break

6:40pm – “Grozota” by Taras Hemon
As an immigrant from former Yugoslavia, family parties mean a lot to Ljubomir; but this party will shape up to be a little more tense when not only does his son Marko come out as gay, but decides to bring an unexpected guest.  The party begins in the usual way, with food, drink and song, but the presence of Marko’s boyfriend John unsettles and upsets Ljubomir. As the night drags on, Ljubomir finds that a scene will be impossible to avoid, one that will cause the party to crash to a halt and change the family forever.

6:55pm – “The Waiting Room” by Igor Drljca
Jasmin, once a successful actor in former Yugoslavia, now lives in Toronto with his second wife and young son. While juggling a construction job and a busy audition schedule, he dreams of re-launching an old televised stage show that made him famous in his homeland. When he is cast in a role that triggers recollections of the civil war, he is forced to reconcile his current reality with memories of his past success.

8:30pm – Q&A with Jasmin Geljo

9:00pm – End of Festival

10:00pm – Festival After Party