The silver jubilee edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival will open with the world premiere of Bosnian director Ines Tanovic’s "The Son" which has been selected for the Festival’s Competition Program - Feature Film. The film will be simultaneously screened on August 16 at the National Theatre and the Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema in Sarajevo.
"The Son" is a Bosnian-Croatian-Romanian-Slovenian-Montenegrin coproduction staring Dino Bajrović, Snežana Bogdanović, Uliks Fehmiu, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Lidija Kordić, Lazar Dragojević and others.
‘’We are very happy and proud because the jubilee edition of our festival will open with a Bosnian film. It was our desire to premiere the film at the Sarajevo Film Festival because I believe it is the best way to promote it and the best possible start of its run on the festival circuit’, said Tanović.
"The Son", which was shot in September 2018, is a contemporary story about the life and relations of a four-member Sarajevo family that has one biological and one adopted son. It is her second feature film.
Tanović and members of her cast and production crew will attend the premiere to introduce "The Son" to the audience.
Ines Tanović was born in 1965 in Sarajevo. She is the writer and director of six short films, as well as numerous television shows, children`s programmes, documentaries, video spots and advertising campaigns. She is an alumna of the 2006 Berlinale Talent Campus, and her project DECISION was selected for the Berlin Today Award in 2011. Tanovic directed the Bosnian portion of the omnibus feature SOME OTHER STORIES; the film has been invited to more than 40 festivals worldwide and won six international prizes. OUR EVERYDAY LIFE, her first feature-length film, was invited to more than 40 international film festivals and won 15 awards and was a Bosnian candidate for the Academy Awards in 2015.