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by Faruk Lončarević


In Sarajevo, more than a decade after the war, while her socialist family is falling apart, Berina, a young artist, is trying to live out her just discovered sexuality and, at the same time, accept her mother’s terminal illness. Jasna, a dominating woman, mother, doctor and pillar of the family, is entering the terminal phase of breast cancer, which she has been fighting against for nine years. Her husband Mladen doesn’t know how to handle the fact that he is losing Jasna. Their younger daughter Luna is extremely introverted and childish. However, Berina is looking for hope; she is digging through her memories, old photos of a happy middle class family from the period when everything was sunny and white in their seaside house. Unfortunately, memories do not offer a solution. Living in her own world, surrounded by a family she cannot communicate with, Berina is trying to save her mother in her own ways: through magic, rituals, fate...

international title: With Mom
original title: Sa mamom
country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovenia
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Faruk Lončarević
film run: 80'
screenplay: Faruk Lončarević
cinematography by: Oleg Mutu
film editing: Nataša Damnjanović, Režinald Šimek
art director: Osman Arslanagić
costumes designer: Lejla Graho
producer: Amra Bakšić Čamo, Adis Đapo
production: SCCA/PRO.BA - Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art, Detailfilm
backing: Bosnian National Filmcenter, FFHSH, MDM, Eurimages


main awards/selection

Sarajevo Film Festival 2013 
Cineuropa Prize 

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