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Single mother Esma wants to grant her twelve-year-old daughter Sara's wish to participate in a school trip. A certificate proving her father is a war martyr would allow her a discount. But Esma continues to avoid Sara's requests for the certificate. She would rather find a way to pay full price for the trip. She believes not telling the truth about Sara's father is a way to protect both her and her daughter.


Director Jasmila Zbanic

Screenplay Jasmila Zbanic

Co-author Barbara Albert

DoP Christine A. Maier

Art direction Kemal Hrustanovic

Costume Lejla Hodzic

Make up Halid Redzebasic

Sound Nenad Vukadinovic, Milan Stojanovic

Editor Niki Mossböck

Producers Barbara Albert, Damir Ibrahimovic, Bruno Wagner, Boris Michalski, Damir Rihtaric


Mirjana Karanovic

Luna Mijovic

Leon Lucev

Kenan Catic

International Film Festival Berlin 2006: Golden Bear, Peace Film Award, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
AFI Fest 2006: Grand Jury Prize
Brussels European Film Festival 2006: Best Actress - Mirjana Karanovic, Canvas TV Prize for Best Film
Jerusalem Film Festival 2006: In Spirit for Freedom Award for Best Feature
Portland International Film Festival 2007: Audience Award
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2006: Golden Puffin for Best film
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2006: Woman and Equality Award

About the director

jasmila_zbanic_-_p_2012Jasmila Žbanić

+ born 1974 in Sarajevo

+ attended the Academy of performing arts in Sarajevo

+ 1995: went to to the US and worked as a puppeteer for the Bread and Puppet Theater

+ 1997: founded the production company « Deblokada »

+ her feature debut Grbavica won the Golden Bear of the Berlinale in 2006

+ 2010:  wrote and directed her second feature Na putu 

DRAMA | AUT, BIH, GER, HRV | 2005 | 92 minvon / by Jasmila Zbanic

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