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Masters of World Cinema - Danis Tanović

Cirkus Columbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Serbia / 2010 / 35 mm / Colour / 113’ / Bosnian, Serbia, Croatian / English and Turkish Subtitles

Danis Tanović, who is imprinted on the minds of many cinema lovers with No Man’s Land, is shifting his focus to a small village.

Director: Danis Tanović
Screenplay: Danis Tanović
Cinematography: Walther van den Ende
Editing: Petar Markovic
Producers: Amra Baksic Camo, Mirsad Purivatra, Marc Baschet, Cédomir Kolar                    

Cast: Miki Manojlovic, Mira Furlan, Boris Ler, Jelena Stupljanin, Milan Strljic           

Danis Tanović, who is imprinted on the minds of many cinema lovers with No Man’s Land, is shifting his focus to a small village in Bosnia-Herzegovina with Cirkus Columbia. Divko Buntic returns from exile to his former village with his young wife, black cat, dashy Mercedes and plenty of money to get revenge. Although he hopes that money will open all doors, things will not go as expected. War once again knocks on the door and his life is about to turn upside down…

Awards

International Antalya Film Festival - International Best Picture
Slovene Film Festival - Best Production Design

No Man’s Land

Bosnia and Herzegovina, France / 2001 / 35 mm / Colour / 98’ / Bosnian, Serbian, France / English and Turkish Subtitles

Academy Awards - Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe Awards - Best Foreign Language Film Cannes Film Festival - Best Screenplay

Yönetmen: Danis Tanović
Senaryo: Danis Tanović
Görüntü Yönetimi: Walther van den Ende
Kurgu: Francesca Calvelli
Müzik: Danis Tanović
Yapımcı:  Mark Baschet, Federique Dumas-Zajdela, Cedomir Kolar
 

Oyuncular: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Socagovic, Georges Siatidis, Serge-Henri Valcke, Mustafa Nadarevic

The movie, which was awarded both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language film in its year of premiere and thought to be one of the best movies of that year by the critics, is widely regarded as Tanović’s masterpiece and one of the best war movies ever made. No Man’s Land tells the story of a Bosnian and a Serbian soldier stuck in a no man’s land the relationship of which goes from eliminating each other to becoming friends and reflects the pointlessness of war in the realest way possible.


Awards

Academy Awards - Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globe Awards - Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes Film Festival - Best Screenplay

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Bosnia and Herzegovina, France / 2013 / DCP / Colour / 75’ / Bosnian, Rumanian / English and Turkish Subtitles

Tanović reflects absolute desperation to the screen with an expression which resembles Neo-Realism.

Director: Danis Tanović
Screenplay: Danis Tanović
Cinematography: Erol Zubcevic
Editing: Timur Makarevic
Producers: Amra Baksic Camo, Cedomir Kolar
Cast: Nazif Mujic, Senada Alimanovic, Semsa Mujic, Sandra Mujic

Nazif provides for his family by selling scraps to a store. His wife is pregnant with their third child and this will only make things more difficult. On top of all this, one day his wife gets sick and a significant amount of money is required for her treatment. Nazif is all out of options… Tanović reflects absolute desperation to the screen with an expression which resembles Neo-Realism.

 

Awards

Berlin Film Festival - Silver Bear, Grand Jury Prize
Istanbul Film Festival - Human Rights Special Jury Award

 

Death in Sarajevo

France, Bosnia and Herzegovina / 2016 / DCP / Colour / 85’ / French, Bosnian / English and Turkish Subtitles

The movie which is based on Bernard-Henri Levy’s play titled Hotel Europe tells of a day in a hotel.

Director: Danis Tanović

Screenplay: Danis Tanović

Cinematography: Erol Zubcevic

Editing: Redzinald Simek

Music: Mirza Tahirovic

Producers: Francois Margolin, Amra Baksic Camo

Production: Margo Cinema, Scca/Pro.Ba

Word Rights: The Match Factory

Turkey Rights: Calinos Films        

Cast: Jacques Weber, Snezana Vidovic, İzudin Bajrovic, Vedrana Seksan, Muhamed Hadzovic

 

The movie which is based on Bernard-Henri Levy’s play titled Hotel Europe tells of a day in a hotel. On the 100th anniversary of the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, a TV crew shooting a show about the event is coming to the hotel with important speakers. The economic troubles of hotel workers are also in question. Tanović also takes on the issue of whether if assassin Gavrilo Princip is a murderer or a hero. Tensions rise and once again all hell breaks loose in the hotel.

Awards

Berlin Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prize
Berlin Film Festival - Silver Berlin Bear