ON TOUR IN AMERSFOORT
Scream for me Sarajevo
ENFF brings films to more cities in The Netherlands! Join us for our first On Tour event in Amersfoort – a combined screening of two very special films and a Balkan cocktail – in arthouse cinema De Lieve Vrouw.
We will screen documentary SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO by Tarik Hodzic, about the secret concert of Bruce Dickinson and his band during the war siege of the city. The film won 3 prizes at the Sarajevo Film Festival, went to cinemas all around the world and is one of the most exciting films from our previous edition. Legendary musician Chris Dale, our special guest, will be present at the screening!
Furthermore, get ready for a Dutch premiere – STITCHES by Miroslav Terzic. A psychological drama with a thriller undercurrent inspired by true story. The film won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section at this year’s Berlinale.
In between two films the audience is invited by ENFF for a cozy Balkan treat: traditional snacks with Ajvar, made of baked paprika, Balkan cheese and a traditional drink – plum brandy. The intermission will be accompanied by live musical performance by Macedonian-Dutch artist Alexandra Popovska. Come and join us.
SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO by tarik hodzic | 18:30 hours
A story about musicians who risked their lives to perform for people who risked their lives to live them. A triple winner at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
The first time Iron Maiden’s frontman Bruce Dickinson was in Sarajevo, the city was cut off from the world, its citizens brutally terrorized by sharp shooters, bombing and starvation. Right in the middle of a raging war, Bruce and his then solo band drove through the frontlines and gave a legendary concert in the Bosnian Culture Centre on December 14, 1994. After 963 days, or 23.566 hours, or simply 1.415.520 minutes of the siege of Bosnian capital, the British singer entered the stage and shouted ‘Scream for me Sarajevo’. What this gig meant to the audience and the band itself is told in this award winning film; one of the most valuable documentaries about the Sarajevo siege ever made.
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Length: 95 min
Director: Tarik Hodzic
Screenwriter: Jasenko Pasic, Tarik Hodzic
Editing: Tarik Hodzic
Director of Photography: Amel Dikoli
Cast: Bruce Dickinson, Alex Elena, Chris Dale, Jasenko Pasic, Fedja Stukan, Erol Gagula, Milomir Kovacevic – Strasni, Alen Ajanovic, Mirza Coric
Producer: Adnan Cuhara
Production company: Prime Time
Festivals & Awards (selection)Sarajevo Film Festival, 2016 – Special Jury Award, Human Rights Award, Audience Award for Best Documentary (scoring 4.98/5, the highest score ever awarded in the Film Festival’s twenty-one year history) | Solo Positivo Film Festival, Croatia 2017 – Jury Special Mention | Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden 2017 | LET’S CEE Film Festival, Vienna 2017 | Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania 2017 | DokuArt Bjelovar – Audience Award, Young Jury Award | dokuMfest, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Best Documentary | Tuzla Film Festival – Best Documentary | Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, 2017 – Best Feature Documentary
STITCHES by miroslav terzic | 21:00 hours
A powerful film inspired by true case of Serbian seamstress who had been searching for her “dead son” for almost two decades. Best European Film at this year’s Berlinale.
Based on true events, the film takes place in contemporary Belgrade, 18 years after a young seamstress was coldly informed of her newborn’s sudden death. She still believes the infant was stolen from her in hospital. Dismissed by others as paranoid and with a mother’s determination, she summons the strength for one last battle against the police, the hospital bureaucracy and even her own family to uncover the truth. An emotional story of one of a hundred families who have suffered the same fate in Serbia, featuring Snezana Bogdanovic, one of the most prominent actresses from former Yugoslavia. The film had its world premiere in the Panorama section at Berlinale and won the Europa Cinemas Label for great direction, cinematography, script, editing and superior performances.
Original title: Savovi
Country: Serbia/Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Length: 97 min
Director: Miroslav Terzic
Screenwriter: Elma Tataragic
Editing: Milena Z. Petrovic
Director of Photography: Damjan Radovanovic
Cast: Snezana Bogdanovic, Marko Bacovic, Jovana Stojiljkovic, Vesna Trivalic, Dragana Varagic, Pavle Cemerikic
Producers: Uliks Fehmiu, Milena Trobozic Garfield; Darko Vinkl, Alen Vitezic, Zdenka Gold, Amra Baksic Camo, Adis Djapo
Production: West End Productions; Nora Production Group, Spiritus Movens, SCCA/pro.ba
Festivals & Awards (selection)
Berlinale, 2019 – Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film (Panorama) | Festival del Cinema Europeo, Italy 2019 – Best Screenplay | Las Palmas Film Festival, 2019 – Best Actress (Snezana Bogdanovic), Dunia Ayaso Award (Elma Tataragic) | Belgrade International Film Festival, FEST 2019 – Best Actress, Critics’ Award for best film in the region, FIPRESCI prize | Beijing International Film Festival 2019 – Forward Future Award (Best new Screenwriter) | Sopot Film Festival, 2019 – Best Actress | Pula Film Festival 2019 – Best minority co-production