PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Local title
Quo Vadis, Aida?
Original title
Quo Vadis, Aida?
Director
Jasmila Žbanič
Country
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
CURRENT WAVES
Genre
/mängufilm/

Based on true events, the film tells the story of Aida (Jasna Ðuričić), a middle-aged English teacher and translator taking shelter in a United Nations military base operated by peacekeepers, alongside her husband, two sons, and 30,000 other refugees. As the Serbian army encroaches on the town and fatal round-ups begin, a UN ultimatum is ignored by the invading forces relentlessly shelling the besieged civilians.

The protection of the UN peacekeepers crumbles as the situation escalates with the arrival of Republika Srpska army commander Ratko Mladić (Boris Isaković), who would later be convicted as a war criminal for his actions during the Yugoslav Wars. With the UN’s uselessness laid bare, and the refugees left as lambs to the slaughter, Aida frantically scrambles to save her family within the so-called safe zone.

Director
Jasmila Žbanič
Screenwriter
Jasmila Žbanić
Cast
Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrović, Boris Isaković, Johan Heldenbergh, Raymond Thiry
Producer
Damir Ibrahimović, Jasmila Žbanić
DoP
Christine A. Maier
Editor
Jarosław Kamiński
Runtime
Language
Sango, English

Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening010601 / Quo Vadis, Aida?
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening060402 / Quo Vadis, Aida?
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening110505 / Quo Vadis, Aida?
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer