Do you remember Bosnian film KUDUZ?
New edition of ENFF brings the Dutch premiere of one of the best Bosnian film love stories ever – KUDUZ (1989) directed by Ademir Kenovic. In the film that was made just before the war broke out in the former Yugoslavia, actors from all parts of the ex-YU gave their fantastic performances. Let’s just point out the leads: Snezana Bogdanovic and Slobodan Custic from Serbia, Mustafa Nadarevic from Croatia, Branko Djuric and Bozidar Bunjevac from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The story was inspired by the real life of the outlaw Junuz Keco and written by the famous Bosnian writer Abdulah Sidran. The film was highly popular and awarded at national festivals at the time while having been nominated for European Film Awards. And the old traditional song Zute Dunje, composed by Goran Bregovic, that was revived in this film became a huge hit in the Balkans.
For many years ENFF keeps the program section Old Gold in which we honour those films that stand the test of time and became appreciated and relevant for new generations as well. This edition we choose LOVE as a theme for this section. In the selected film, love and love affairs are deeply embodied in political connotations and they have to be understood within that frame. However, a strong emotional charge that is crucial for those films always enhances the deeper meaning of the narrative.
Save the date: 6 – 10 November 2019 | Filmhuis Den Haag