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BELVEDERE

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BELVEDERE

Director: Ahmed Imamović
Bosnia & Herzegovina   |   2010   |   90 minutes
Bosnian, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

ON DVD: Spring/Winter 2013


Bosnia & Herzegovina’s official submission to the 2012 Academy Awards


Synopsis Ruveyda is like most residents of the Belvedere refugee camp: a widow yearning to forget the tragedy of war, fifteen years after the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia and Herzegovina. But unlike those around her, she spends most of her days in a bittersweet routine of caring for her extended family, and searching for the remains of her husband and son—both of which offer a precarious hope that is one day tested when her nephew is selected to participate in a reality show in a former enemy enclave. An emotionally rich portrait of war’s troubled aftermath, director Ahmed Imamovi?’s film paints an uncommon image of patience, faith, love, and above all, forgiveness.


About the Director Ahmed Imamovi? was born in Sarajevo in 1971. He majored in Directing at Sarajevo’s Academy of Performing Arts, and has worked as cameraman, assistant director and screenwriter for documentaries and commercials. His first feature film, Go West, won the Audience Award for Best Film at the 2006 Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival in New York. Belvedere is his second feature film.


Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request.


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Featured in the Global Lens 2011 film series.



CAST

Ruvejda - Sadžida Šeti
Alija - Nermin Tuli
Zejna - Minka (Emina) Mufti
Harun - Armin Rizavnovi
Adnan - Adis Omerovi

CREW

Director - Ahmed Imamović
Writer - Ahmed Imamović, Aida Pilav, Abdulah Sidran
Producer - Samir Smaji
Director of Photography - Darko Drinovac
Editor - Midhat Mujkić
Music - Nedim Zlatar, Leonardo Šarić

REVIEWS

"Shooting in stark black and white—counterpointed with the glossy, color “Big Brother” sequences—Imamovi? evokes a classical atmosphere that lends both weight and timelessness.” –Indiewire

“Indeed, the entire film functions best as poetic abstraction, its striking visuals matched by archetypal thesping somewhat reminiscent of Greek tragedy, with lines of poetry substituting for a chorus. ” –Variety

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

GASPARILLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SCOTTSDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MARRAKESH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, ANKARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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