Slike sa ugla

Jasmila Žbanić
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, 32 min

Sarajevo, 1992. At the height of the civil war, a shell falls in a working-class street. In the explosion a 20-year-old woman loses an arm, her father is killed and many people are injured. Emerging from nowhere, a French photographer, instead of helping, takes pictures that will make him famous. Years later, the filmmaker reflects on an event that changed her life forever.

Sarajevo, 1992. At the height of the civil war, a shell falls in a working-class street. In the explosion, a 20-year-old woman loses an arm, her father is killed and many people are injured. Emerging from nowhere, a French photographer, instead of helping, takes pictures that will make him famous. Years later, Jasmila Žbanić (Golden Lion for Grbavica at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival) reflects on an event that changed her life forever. From the beginning of her career, the filmmaker has focused her attention on women, on the way they look at the world of men, and on the memory of a war that has left them badly bruised.  This is true of her fiction films (after Grbavica, Na putu, 2010), but more especially of her documentaries, in which she follows people traumatized by the horrors of the conflict. In Slike sa ugla, she turns the camera on herself, returning to her first confrontation with death and the destruction of the familial, social and human fabric. 

Luciano Barisone

Translation BMP Translations

Duration
32 min
Year
2003
Country
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany
Section
Focus Bosnie
Language
Bosnian
Subtitle
English
Production
Zoran Solomun

Focus Bosnie

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