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As much as someone likes it or not, as much as we want to admit it or not, this piece of the planet formed one historical, cultural, economic and artistic whole long before it was given a new, fancy name: The Western Balkans. Now, with a new name, it resembles a problematic student who is constantly being called out over the school loudspeaker and who they would rather expel from school (a pity, because it does have potential); it smokes in the school toilet during class, tries to figure out what it will do with its life and, most importantly, what the hell is it doing at school when it is hundreds of years old and is loaded with knowledge and experience?


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A Film by Jasmila Žbanić: For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

Kym Vercoe, an Australian tourist, visits Bosnia. Back home, everybody warns her to be careful. “I do plan to be careful; I don’t plan to be an idiot”. Then Kym comes to Višegrad, a small town on the border between Bosnia and Serbia. Her life will never be the same again.


Jasna Đuričić, actress: There is great fear in an ordinary man who censors himself in advance

For Jasna Đuričić, being awarded the Best Actress Award at the 34th European Film Awards was preceded by an opulent career comprising of numerous roles in films that mostly discussed the topics that are never spoken of, an exceptionally rich body of theater work the regional audience will mostly remember for Janežić’s “Seagull” in which, for six hours, she delivers an outstanding performance as well as her professorship at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.

Jasna Đuričić, one of Europe’s most significant contemporary actresses, won the award for the leading
role in the film “Quo Vadis, Aida” by Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić. There is hardly anyone who could be a better choice for incorporating a woman who, in a completely dehumanized reality, a few hours before the Srebrenica genocide and alongside all her professional duties as an interpreter, attempts to save her own family and then, having lost everything, to return to the place that caused her so much pain, meet the people who participated in the crimes and move on with her life.


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