Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanović

October 18 - 28, 2018

Pera Film proudly presents a selection of director Danis Tanović’s films in cooperation with Bosnia Sancak Academic Culture and History Foundation.

Tracing the cinematographic reflections of how rooting happens, how testimonials are told and how the remains of gradually eroding memories are remembered, Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanović program focuses on five films by the director. One of the most awarded first feature films in history No Man’s Land tells the story of a Serbian and a Bosnian soldier, who find themselves stranded in a desolate trench in the no man’s land between enemy lines in 1993 Bosnia War; focusing on the lives of three sisters who share an unsettling family secret, Hell is based on the trilogy by Krzysztof Kieslowski and scenarist Krzysztof Piesiewicz; Cirkus Columbia, a romantic and  tragic love story as a new era unfolds in the Balkans, which has a history full of wars; told through the enchanting performances of a non-professional cast An Episode in the Life of and Iron Picker is the story of courageously standing up against hardship and unfairness in life; and last but not least, the program also features Death in Sarajevo- based on Bernard-Henri Lévy´s play Hotel Europe, this film profoundly yet strikingly depicts its geography.

Danis Tanović was born in 1969 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and raised in Sarajevo where he studied film directing at Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo. When Sarajevo fell under siege, he spent two years on the frontline filming for the army. The material that Tanović and his colleagues produced on these dangerous missions has been seen in many films and news reports about the Bosnian war. In 1994, Tanović emigrated to Belgium to continue his film studies at INSAS film school and he began making shorts and documentaries. His debut feature, No Man's Land (2001), won the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Best Script prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and European Film Awards.

As part of Pera Film’s programs Adnan Teskeredžić Trio, the jazz project mixed with traditional music of Balkan will perform on Saturday, October 20.

This program’s screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

 

        

in collaboration

October 18

19:00 No Man's Land

October 20

12:00 Cirkus Columbia

14:00 An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

October 23

19:00 Hell

October 24

19:00 Death in Sarajevo

October 27

16:00 No Man's Land

18:00 Cirkus Columbia

October 28

14:00 Hell

16:00 Death in Sarajevo

18:00 An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

No Man's Land

No Man's Land

Hell

Hell

Cirkus Columbia

Cirkus Columbia

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Death in Sarajevo

Death in Sarajevo

Program Trailer

Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanović

Tracing the cinematographic reflections of how rooting happens, how testimonials are told and how the remains of gradually eroding memories are remembered, Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanovic program focuses on five films by the director.

Adnan Teskeredžić Trio

Adnan Teskeredžić Trio

Pera Film presents a music performance by Adnan Teskeredžić Trio as part of Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanović program organized in cooperation with Bosnia Sancak Academic Culture and History Foundation.

Director Danis Tanović in Conversation

Director Danis Tanović in Conversation

Pera Film proudly presents a selection of Bosnian director Danis Tanović’s films as part of Bosnia Sancak Culture Days. Presented as part of the program Legacy of the Memory director Tanović will be in conversation following the screening of No Man’s Land at 19:00. 

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

Girl in a Blue Dress

Girl in a Blue Dress

This life-size portrait of a girl is a fine example of the British art of portrait painting in the early 18th century. The child is shown posing on a terrace, which is enclosed at the right foreground by the plinth of a pillar; the background is mainly filled with trees and shrubs. 

At The Well

At The Well

Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz discovered the Orient in 1877, touring Syria, Egypt, Turkey, and the Crimea with Władysław Branicki. This experience made a profound impression on him, and he was to continuously revisit Eastern themes in his works for the rest of his life.