NOT SO FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOOD AFFAIR
Everything in Sarajevo can be the subject of jokes, except for one thing – kebabs! A smart comedy by Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic.
Sarajevo, May 2021. The Old Town is trying to recover after difficult pandemic year. The pandemic is not over yet, but the summer is coming, there is hope that things can improve, even if only for a short time. When a woman from Zagreb, a renowned “influencer” decides to be the judge whose kebabs are the best in town, life in the famous old town Bascarsija is turned up-side down.
This funny, charming film with great performances from lead players Izudin Bajrovic, Branko Djuric, Goran Navojec and young Helena Vukovic, mocks common notions in the life of the average Sarajevan. Appearances of famous musicians like Goran Bregovic, Elvis J. Kurtovic and many others, show that the making of this extremely low budget film, shot in the time of pandemic, was fun and entertaining for the whole crew. It is a film dedicated to the citizens of Sarajevo, as the director pointed out during the Sarajevo Film Festival. The DOP of the film is the world-known Sarajevan photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner Damir Sagolj.
DESET U POLA
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey | 2021 | 90 min
PRODUCTION: Mirsad Purivatra, Amra Baksic Camo, Jovan Marjanovic – Obala Art Centar, TRT; Poetika Film Produksiyon Reklam Ve Organizasyon
CAST: Branko Djuric, Izudin Bajrovic, Helena Vukovic, Kerim Cutuna
SCREENPLAY: Danis Tanovic, Nikola Kupresanin
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Damir Sagolj
EDITING: Redzinald Simek
Wednesday 20.4. / 19:15 / ZAAL 3
Friday 22.4. / 20:45 / ZAAL 1
Sunday 24.4. / 15:15 / ZAAL 4
Special Guest: Actress Helena Vukovic
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Sarajevo Film Festival, 2021 – World Premiere, Opening Film