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Esma's Secret (Grbavica)

Esma's Secret (Grbavica)

by Jasmila Zbanic

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The war beyond the war

Review: Esma's Secret

The war beyond the war

Jasmila Zbanic's directorial debut is not a typical film about war, but rather a story about the devastating emotional consequences of it and the way to escape from them 

"Love and war in Sarajevo"

Interview: Jasmila Zbanic • Director

"Love and war in Sarajevo"

"My film is not only about war, it is first and foremost about love, about a love that is not pure because it is mixed with hatred, disgust and desperation" 

The importance of being earnest

Interview: Barbara Albert • Producer

The importance of being earnest

Besides her work as a director, Barbara Albert is also a committed producer... 





international title: Esma's Secret
original title: Grbavica
country: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Croatia
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2005
directed by: Jasmila Žbanić
screenplay: Jasmila Žbanić
cast: Mirjana Karanović, Luna Mijović

main awards/selection

EFA 2006selection
Berlinale 2006Golden Bear 2006, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Peace Film Award

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