Poetry of Reality
Jasmila Žbanić

October 18 - 23, 2016

Pera Film proudly presents a selection of Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić’s films as part of Bosnia Sancak Culture Days.” Last year, Pera Film offered a platform for the promising and world-renowned directors of the Bosnia-Herzegovina cinema with its program entitled Sarajevo Now! which also shed light on the extensive culture and history of the country. The program entitled Poetry of Reality: Jasmila Žbanić focuses on five films of the director, who won the Golden Bear Award at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award of the American Film Institute with Esma’s Secret. Žbanić graduated from the Department of Film and Stage Direction of the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts in 1996, attending Professor Lew Hunter’s screenwriting workshop and Professor Lee de Long’s puppet workshop at the Imaginary Academy Groznan the following year. The cinema of Bosnia-Herzegovina is regarded since the 1970s as a school of its own, and Jasmila Žbanić, who is one of its directors receiving critical attention at almost every international festival, says the characters in her films are not “black and white” since real people are not that simple. Instead of choosing the easy way and creating characters that can be called heroes or saints, she is interested rather in narrating the stories of weak though brave and tolerant characters.

Director Žbanić will be in conversation following the screening of Love Island at 14:00.

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

        

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October 18

19:00 One Day in Sarajevo

October 19

17:00 One Day in Sarajevo

October 20

19:00 On the Path

October 21

19:00 Esma’s Secret

21:00 For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

October 22

14:00 Esma’s Secret

16:00 On the Path

18:00 Love Island

October 23

14:00 Love Island

17:00 For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

Love Island

Love Island

Esma’s Secret

Esma’s Secret

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

One Day in Sarajevo

One Day in Sarajevo

On the Path

On the Path

Program Trailer

Poetry of Reality
Jasmila Žbanić

The cinema of Bosnia-Herzegovina is regarded since the 1970s as a school of its own, and Jasmila Zbanic, who is one of its directors receiving critical attention at almost every international festival, says the characters in her films are not “black and white” since real people are not that simple.

Director Jasmila Žbanić in Conversation

Director Jasmila Žbanić in Conversation

Pera Film proudly presents a selection of Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić’s films as part of Bosnia Sancak Culture Days.” Presented as part of the program Poetry of Reality Director Žbanić will be in conversation following the screening of Love Island at 14:00.

Fragments of Identity

Fragments of Identity

The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was founded in 1972 as the first Academy of Fine Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and became one of the forerunners in Bosnian contemporary art. Academy continued its operation throughout the war years (1992-1995) in besieged Sarajevo and participated in important international art projects.

The Horse Figure in Mersad Berber’s Works

The Horse Figure in Mersad Berber’s Works

Mersad Berber (1940-2012), is one of the greatest and the most significant representatives of Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Yugoslav art in the second half of the 20th century. His vast body of expressive and unique works triggered the local art scene’s recognition into Europe as well as the international stage.

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer”

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer”

A Salon exhibition held in the Grand Palais in Paris on May 1, 1906 showcased an Ottoman painting. This was Osman Hamdi Bey’s famous “Tortoise Trainer”.