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FUSE (Gori Vatra)

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FUSE (Gori Vatra)

Director: Pjer Zalica
Bosnia and Herzegovina   |   2003   |   105 minutes
Bosian/Serbo-Croatian with Subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Synopsis This brilliantly controlled debut feature opens with a jolt symbolic of the dangers buried beneath the surface of a small rustic village in Bosnia. Two years after the civil war has officially ended, Serbs and Muslims are trying to live and work together. A dryly humorous tone contrasted with a shrewd sense of reality, even in the tragic legacy of post-war Bosnia, balances this beautifully wrought political satire. Times are tough indeed, and everyone has to make his or her living in some sort of illegal way. It's an unflinchingly honest and darkly funny depiction of a poor, corrupt community struggling to hide its unlawful activities, unhappy alliances, amidst an attempt to establish some sort of democracy. Pjer Zalica combines techniques from 1960s East European comedies and his background in documentaries to generate a steady stream of sparks, built around a single, quasi-political event (Clinton is planning a visit).

About the Director Pjer Zalica was born in Sarajevo in 1964. He graduated from the Department of Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Sarajevo. He then went on to complete a course in film screenplay writing and film production at the Gronjan International Film School. Author of several screenplays for film and TV, Zalica has also co-written a screenplay for the first post-war feature film from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Perfect Circle. Pjer is currently a Professor in the Department of Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Sarajevo. His most recent film, Days and Hours (2004), recently was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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

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Featured in the Global Lens 2005 film series.




CAST

Faruk - Enis Beslagic
Zaim - Bogdan Diklic
Husnija - Sasa Petrovic
Mugdim - Izudin Bajrovic
Hitka - Jasna Zalica
Velija - Senad Basic
Hamdo - Admir Glamocak
Stanko - Emir Hadzihafisbegovic
Adnan - Reda Stukan

CREW

Director - Pjer Zalica
Production Company - Refresh Production
Producer - Ademir Kenovic
Writer - Pjer Zalica
Cinematographer - Mirsad Herovic
Editor - Almir Kenovic
Sound - Marton Jankov
Music - Sasa Losic
REVIEWS

"Intelligent...Masterly...A droll, soulful film." -New York Times

"Unflinchingly honest and darkly funny!" The Museum of Modern Art

"A masterly cranking of suspicions. Deft, funny!" -New York Times

"Brilliantly controlled." -The Museum of Modern Art

"A fascinating political drama...surprising and magical." -Spirituality and Practice Magazine

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2003
"Silver Leopard", LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Bosnian First Film; Best Bosnian Director; Best Bosnian Cinematographer; Best Film; Audience Award, SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL
Best Feature Film of Selection, RAINDANCE FESTIVAL UK
Best Male Actor, AMIENS FILM FESTIVAL
Technical Support Award; Student's Award, MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL MONTPELIER
Golden Star for Best Film; Best Actor, MARRAKECH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Special Jury Award, ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actor for Bogdan Diklic, BASTIA FILM FESTIVAL
EFA Discovery 2003 Special mention, EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY AWARD
TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
HAMBURG FILM FESTIVAL
VANCOUVER FILM FESTIVAL
KOSOVO FILM FESTIVAL
CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL
FLANDERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
AFI FESTIVAL
THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL

2004
Oscar submissions series, PALM SPRINGS FESTIVAL
Special Jury Prize; Best Actor, ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL
ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL
BANGKOK FILM FESTIVAL
NAT FILM FESTIVAL
ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL
HONG KONG FILM FESTIVAL
VILNIUS FILM FESTIVAL
TRANSILVANIA FILM FESTIVAL
KARLOVY VARY FILM FESTIVAL
MELBOURNE FILM FESTIVAL

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