THE SON

Ines Tanovic
Director Ines Tanovic
Producer Dokument Sarajevo; Spiritus Movens, Luna Film, Monoo, Cut Up
Writer Ines Tanovic
Camera Mitja Licen, ZFS
Editor Redzinald Simek
Cast Dino Bajrovic, Snezana Bogdanovic, Uliks Fehmiu, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic
Original Title SIN
Year 2019
Length 106 min
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Romania / Slovenia / Montenegro
Subtitles English
Section CURRENT RELEVANT CINEMA / WOMAN'S POWER


In her second feature, an award-winning Bosnian director Ines Tanovic follows a family that is broken by internal tensions while trying to survive in transitioning society. The opening film of Sarajevo FF 2019. Great performances of well-known actors Snezana Bogdanovic, Uliks Fehmiu, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Jasna Ornela Beri and discovery of the young Dino Bajrovic.
The film will be introduced by actress Snezana Bogdanovic and followed by Q&A with the director Ines Tanovic.

Synopsis

Arman is about to turn 18. He is full of angst and unhappy about not knowing who his biological parents are. He was adopted as a baby by Jasna and Senad, who could not have children of their own. However, the family got a biological son afterwards. Throughout his entire life, Arman is having a hard time coping with being an adopted child. In search for his identity and real mother, he is constantly fighting the demons of his past. At the same time, he tries to protect his younger brother Dado from all the challenges of modern Bosnian society – drugs, weapons, going to the war zones in the Middle East.