Directed by Aida Begić

Staring: Marija Pikic, Jasna Zalica, Slaven Vidak

Drama - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2022 - 2h

Spoken in Bosnian, subtitled in English and Romanian

Merjem-Meri, an unambitious, 30-year-old homemaker and mother to 8-year-old girl Mila, moves back to her parental home after 10 years of marriage. Soon after, Meri realizes she is stuck in a circle of provincial rules and expectations and a complex relationship with her ambitious mother and spoiled younger brother. Her hope to get the custody of her daughter wanes from day to day because she has no chance of finding a permanent job. The only thing that makes her happy, but also makes everyone else look down on her, is participation in an audition for a film role in her neighborhood.

"Renowned Bosnian filmmaker Aida Begić transposes a local folk ballad into the contemporary feminist ethos. The results are formally inconsistent and the developments chaotic, but the whole is never trite" (Guy Lodge, Variety).

Sarajevo Film Festival

Screening followed by a QA with actress Marija Pikic

The project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is funded through the European Echoes Timișoara 2023 programme, implemented by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

Organised in partnership with the Municipality of Timișoara through the Project Centre.

Part of

TAIFAS I Balkan Film and Culture Festival

TAIFAS I Balkan Film and Culture Festival