Jedan dan u Sarajevu

One Day in Sarajevo

Sarajevo, June 28, 1914. Gavrilo Princip assassinates the Austro-Hungarian heir presumptive Franz Ferdinand. The event marks the beginning of the First World War and the 20th century. In 2014, 100 years later, Sarajevo commemorates the disruptive events. Footage shot by the citizens of Sarajevo (with mobile phones and small cameras) alternates with sequences from historical movies. This is a story about a special day, but also about everyday life in Sarajevo; where weddings, funerals, official ceremonies, and political protests take place at the same time.

Director's Biography
JASMILA ŽBANIĆ, born in 1974, is an award-winning filmmaker and producer from Sarajevo. Her feature debut Grbavica won the 2006 Golden Bear and several other prestigious awards. On the Path premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, For Those Who Can Tell No Tales at the Toronto International Film Festival. It won the 2013 Femme de Cinema Award. // Films (selection): Grbavica (2006), Builder΄s Diary (2007, doc), Na putu (On the Path, 2009; CE’10), For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013), Love Island (2014), Jedan dan u Sarajevu (One Day in Sarajevo, 2015, doc)
European Panorama Documentary · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2016
Jasmila Žbanić
Bosnia and Herzegovina / Austria 2015
60 minutes
OV with English subtitles / OV with German subtitles
Cinematography Christine A. Maier
Editing Isabel Meier, Ruth Schoenegge
Sound/Sounddesign Igor Čamo
Producer(s) Damir Ibrahimović, Jasmila Žbanić (Deblokada, BA), Nina Kusturica (NK Projects, AT), Kaspar Kasics (Distant Lights, CH)
Deblokada Kranjčevićeva 43 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Rechte für Österreich / Austrian Rights
NK Projects
Schlossgasse 22/3
1050 Vienna, Austria

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Sarajevo Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
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