DIRECTORS Aida Begic (BA), Leonardo Di Costanzo (IT), Jean-Luc Godard (CH), Kamen Kalev (BG), Isild Le Besco (FR), Serguei Loznitsa (UA), Vincenzo Marra (IT), Ursula Meier (CH), Vladimir Perisic (RS), Cristi Puiu (RO), Marc Recha (ES), Angela Schanelec (DE), Teresa Villaverde (PT)
ART DIRECTOR Jean-Michel Frodon
ANIMATION François Schuiten, Luis da Matta Almeida
EDITOR Cristiano Travaglioli
PRODUCERS Fabienne Servan Schreiber, Mirsad Purivata
PRODUCTION Cinétévé (FR), Obala Art Center (BA)
CO-PRODUCTION Bande à part films (CH), Mir Cinematografica (IT), Unafilm (DE), Ukbar filmes (PT)
SALES Indie Sales
European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins offer many singular styles and visions. François Schuiten, a famous Belgian comic book artist, imagined animated cartoon links in between these films, a metaphoric transposition of the emblematic bridges of the city of Sarajevo.
Aida Begic’s first feature Snow won the 2008 Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes. Her film Children of Sarajevo received a Special Mention from the Un Certain Regard jury at 2012 Cannes.
Leonardo Di Costanzo’s first feature The Interval (2012) won several awards at the Venice International Film Festival (the FIPRESCI Award, the Italian Critics’ Award, the CISC UNESCO Award…) as well as the Best New Director Award at the David di Donatello.
Jean-Luc Godard is one of the greatest living filmmakers and co-founder of the Nouvelle Vague. Films: Breathless (1959), Pierrot le Fou (1965), Band of Outsiders (1964), Alphaville (1965), Contempt (1963), Weekend (1967), Passion (1982), First Name: Carmen (1983), Hail Mary, Histoire(s) du Cinéma (1988-1998).
Vincenzo Marra’s first feature Sailing Home (2001) earned him an award both at the Venice Film Festival and the Critics’ Week at Cannes. Films: Estranei alla massa (2001), Paesaggio a sud (2003), Vento di Terra (2004), The Trial Begins (2011).
First feature film by Vladimir Perišić Ordinary People (2009) was nominated in the Caméra d’or section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Sergei Loznitsa’s film In the Fog (2012) won the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes. Films: My Joy (2010), Maidan (2014).
Isild Le Besco: Half-Price (2003), Charly (2007), Bas-fonds (2010).
Angela Schanelec is an actress, screenwriter, producer and editor. Films: Marseille (2004), Afternoon (2006), Orly (2010).
Two Brothers, My Sister (1994) by Teresa Villaverde was awarded at the Venice Film Festival. Films: The Major Age (1991), The Mutants (1998), Water and Salt (2001), Trance (2006), Swan (2011)
FESTIVALS Cannes Film Festival 2014