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FOCUS, GRANDMA

by Pjer Zalica

synopsis

April 1992. Members of a large family strewn around the former Yugoslavia gather around the death bed of their elderly matriarch. She is not well, but the forecast of a family doctor that her death is a matter of minutes away proves incorrect, so the waiting stretches out for days. Relatives start bickering, playing tricks and arguing over the inheritance to be left by the old woman, especially over her large family house in Sarajevo. Despite her deteriorating health, Grandma happily joins the fray. It appears as if that might be what is keeping her alive. Family feuds and intrigues directed against one of the sisters are more important to the family than the clear, terrifying signs of an approaching cataclysm. When the scheming is finally revealed, it is too late. A war has begun in Sarajevo.

international title: Focus, Grandma
original title: Koncentriši se, baba
country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Pjer Zalica
film run: 92'
screenplay: Pjer Zalica
cast: Jasna Žalica, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Alma Prica, Jadranka Đokić, Vedrana Božinović, Admir Glamocak, Dženita Imamović, Branimir Popović, Izudin Bajrović, Dino Sarija, Mira Banjac
cinematography by: Almir Đikoli
film editing: Redzinald Simek
art director: Sanda Popovac
costumes designer: Sanja Dzeba
music: Dino Sukalo
producer: Mirsad Purivatra, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Jovan Marjanovic, Enes Erbay
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