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Mirjana Karanović takes A Good Wife to Sundance

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- Serbian star Mirjana Karanović’s directorial debut will screen in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Mirjana Karanović takes A Good Wife to Sundance
A Good Wife by Mirjana Karanović

A Good Wife [+see also:
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, the first directorial effort by Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović, who was a star in the days of the former Yugoslavia, and has since built up an impressive career in films ranging from Emir Kusturica’s Underground, through Jasmila Žbanić’s Esma's Secret [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Barbara Albert
interview: Jasmila Zbanic
film profile
]
, to recent titles such as Next to Me [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stevan Filipović
film profile
]
, Three Windows and a Hanging [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arben Zharku
interview: Isa Qosja
film profile
]
Cure - The Life of Another [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea Staka
film profile
]
Monument to Michael Jackson [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Darko Lungulov
film profile
]
and The Reaper [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Zvonimir Jurić
film profile
]
, will have its world premiere in the Sundance Film Festival’s Word Cinema Dramatic Competition.

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Co-written with Stevan Filipović (who Karanović worked with on Next to Me) and Darko Lungulov (Monument to Michael JacksonHere and There [+see also:
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), A Good Wife is the story of 50-year-old Milena (Karanović), who lives a calm and prosperous life with Vlada (Boris Isaković, from Circles [+see also:
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interview: Nikola Rakocevic
interview: Srdan Golubovic
festival scope
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]
), a former member of the special police forces during the wars in the former Yugoslavia – and now a successful property developer – and their two children.

After a routine check-up when the doctor suspects cancer, Milena starts a bout of hysterical spring cleaning and finds a VHS tape with footage of Vlada’s task force killing civilians during the war. From this point on, we follow Milena's struggle to face up to this fact, and her efforts to preserve the only thing she has in life – her family – with the help of her estranged older daughter Nataša (Hristina Popović, from Circles and Next to Me). 

Bojan Navojec (Life Is a Trumpet [+see also:
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interview: Antonio Nuić
film profile
]
), Jasna Djuričić (Barbarians [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Ivan Ikic
film profile
]
), Ksenija Marinković (Just Between Us [+see also:
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film profile
]
) and Ermin Bravo (On the Path [+see also:
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]
) also star, with Bosnia’s top cinematographer Erol Zubčević serving as DoP, Lazar Predojev (White White World [+see also:
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]
) editing and Dejan Pejović (Monument to Michael Jackson) composing the score.

A Good Wife was produced by Serbia’s This And That Production, Bosnia’s Deblokada and Croatia’s Nukleus Film, and is handled internationally by Films Boutique.

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