2006-05-11

Živio BH film!

You can find the program for the Third Annual Bosnia-Hercegovina Film Festival online. It will be held in New York from 19 to 21 May, and will include both documentary and dramatic films, full length and short. Among the full-length features (these are the translations of the titles as they appear in the program, for the benefit of people who want to order tickets) are Go West by Ahmed Imamović, Well Tempered Corpses by Benjamin Flipović, Totally Personal by Nedžad Begović, Justice Unseen by Aldin Arnautović and Refik Hodžić, The Dream Job by Danijela Majstorović, and Borderline Lovers by Miroslav Mandić. many of the short films look interesting as well, including a documentary on burek in New York and the sleeper net-hit music video by Damir Nikšić which you may have already seen.

3 comments:

bg anon said...

Good Im all for it but isnt it a little unorthodox (no pun intended) to have the Bosnian Film Festival in the big apple?

Still, let the Americans enjoy it although logistically speaking I would prefer if it were in Sarajevo. :)

Eric Gordy said...

It isn't completely unusual for groups in the US to organize film festivals for films from a certain place or around a particular topic. Probably one of the strong motivations for this is that it is extremely difficult for films from more than a few countries to get distribution here outside of festivals and art museums.

Yakima_Gulag said...

well if it were not in New York we here in the States would really miss out! Don't forget a LOT of Bosnians live in New York now.
Incidentally I thought Damir Niksic's inclusion of the old quote from National Geographic was very revealing in a sad way.
Then of course those things were written and said in 'polite' company, now they are mearly thought and acted upon.