Quo Vadis Aida | BREC International Film Festival Summer 2022 | BREC

BREC International Film Festival

Quo Vadis Aida (M)

Run Time 104 mins
Price $12-$19 no BF
Presented By BREC

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway, Turkey | Bosnian, English and Dutch with English subtitles | Thriller | 104 Mins

Mature themes, violence and coarse language

BREC International Film Festival ☀️ Summer 2022

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Saturday
08 January 2022
2:00 pm
Saturday
15 January 2022
8:00 pm
Thursday
27 January 2022
6:00 pm
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Quo Vadis Aida (M)

Inspired by true events, writer/director Jasmila Žbanić’s gripping, Oscar-nominated thriller tells the story of a United Nations translator attempting to save the lives of her family, whilst pandemonium and escalating conflict rages around them.

Bosnia, July 1995. Middle-aged Aida (Jasna Ðuričić) is an English teacher in the small mountain town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army ignores a formal UN ultimatum and begins a series of round-ups and brazen shellings, Aida and her family find themselves among over 30,000 besieged citizens attempting to shelter in a UN peacekeeper-operated military base on the outskirts of town, designed to house only a few thousand. Aida’s skills as a translator enable her to eventually bargain her husband and two sons inside, literally under the wire.

There, within the so-called safe zone, the harried and frantic Aida becomes party to the negotiations and to crucial information. While the support the UN can provide is crumbling, the situation intensifies with the arrival of vainglorious army commander Ratko Mladić (Boris Isaković), accompanied by his own camera crew. What is at the horizon for Aida’s family and people—rescue or death? Which moves should she make?

Without depicting anything more explicit than a slap in the face, Žbanić —herself a survivor of the war – masterfully delivers a film of universal urgency and power: a heart-rending story of courage and resilience in the face of man’s terrible capabilities; of those who knew what was happening, and those who looked away. As fierce and spellbinding as its lead performance, QUO VADIS, AIDA? is a resonant testament to the indomitable human spirit. It’s unforgettable cinema.

Credits

DIRECTOR
Jasmila Žbanić

PRODUCER
Damir Ibrahimović, Jasmila Žbanić

CAST
Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrović, Boris Ler

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Christine A. Maier

EDITOR
Jaroslaw Kaminski

Awards

2021 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – Best International Feature

2021 BAFTA AWARD NOMINEE (x2) – Best Director and Best Film Not In The English Language

WINNER – 2021 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS – Best International Film

WINNER – 2021 MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL – Best Film

WINNER – 2021 ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Audience Award

WINNER – 2020 JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL – Special Mention, Best International Film

OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2020 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2020 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Unforgettable.
A. O. Scott THE NEW YORK TIMES

Profoundly moving. Žbanić musters real tragic power and clear-eyed compassion revisiting history 25 years on.
Peter Bradshaw THE GUARDIAN

The year’s towering achievement. A visceral, unforgettable piece of visual storytelling about the importance of our shared humanity in times of crisis.
Dan Bayer NEXT BEST PICTURE

An Oscar-worthy, kaleidoscopic take on betrayal.
Charlotte O’Sullivan EVENING STANDARD

Unforgettable. An astonishing film. Beautifully directed, extraordinarily tense and completely compelling in its life-or-death decisions and moral quandaries, with an absolutely storming performance from Jasna Ðuričić.
Emma Simmonds THE LIST

BREC International Film Festival ☀️ Summer 2022

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