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Jasmila Zbanic
Director Jasmila Zbanic
Producer Damir Ibrahimovic - Deblokada, Arte
Writer Jasmila Zbanic
Camera Eldar Emric, Christine A. Maier
Editor Vladimir Gojun
Cast Damir Ibrahimovic, Sabina & Esad Ibrahimovic, Samir Cengic, Marko Emer
Original Title U ZRAKU
Year 2019
Length 27 min
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Subtitles English
Section ENFF KICK-OFF: MEET THE TEAM AND WATCH A GREAT FILM


One of the leading female directors of contemporary European cinema, whose latest film premiered at Venice Film Festival, Sarajevo-born Jasmila Zbanic has directed an intimate, personal documentary gem. Trying to get to the root causes of her husband’s fear of flying, the director takes her husband, who fought in 1992-1995 Bosnian war, to the places of his battles. Will he ever be able to fly again?
The film is introduced by our team member and videographer Alma Imamovic-Ivanov.

Synopsis

Jasmila Zbanic and her husband Damir met in a shelter during the siege of Sarajevo. He was a soldier in the Bosnian Army, she was a student at the Academy of Performing Arts. They have been together since 1992; they work and make films together. However, Damir has a problem – he has a severe fear of flying. 24 years after the war and he still drives or takes the train when he needs to go on business trips with his wife. In order to confront his fear, he seeks professional help. As time goes by, it becomes apparent that this fear has roots in the wartime past and the director decides to take Damir back to the places of his battles.