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DOBRA ŽENA / A Good Wife

DOBRA ŽENA / A Good Wife

Milena is a middle-aged wife and mother ensconced comfortably behind a gate in an upscale suburb of Belgrade. She quietly tends to her looks, dutifully cooks and entertains, and meets her friends for choir practice. She makes love with her husband and they socialize jauntily with a group of old friends. But unsettling realities are beginning to seep into Milena’s consciousness and disrupt her ordered world. One day while cleaning, she happens upon a videotape that incriminates her husband in horrific war crimes. A Good Wife is the story of how this secret reverberates in Milena’s life and eventually changes her.

MIRJANA KARANOVIĆ is a Serbian actress known for many important roles in Balkan films. She has gained international recognition for her role in Jasmila Zbanic’s Gbravica: The Land of My Dreams, for which she received a number of awards and a nomination for the 2006 European Film Award. As a human rights activist, Karanović won the Winning of Freedom Award for women promoting human rights, rule of law, democracy, and tolerance. A Good Wife is her directorial debut. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2016. // Films (selection): Dobra žena (A Good Wife, 2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2016


Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovnia, Croatia 2016
DCP / color
94 minutes

Erol Zubčević
Lazar Predojev
Dejan Pejović, Zoran Maksimović
Dejan Pejović
Mirjana Karanović, Boris Isaković, Bojan Navojec, Jasna Đuričić, Ksenija Marinković, Vlado Kerošević, Hristina Popović, Ermin Bravo, Anđelika Simić, Olivera Viktorović, Isidora Simijonović, Jovan Belobrković, Zinaida Dedakin
Snežana Penev (This And That Productions, RS), Jasmila Žbanić, Damir Ibrahimović (Deblokada, BA), Igor Vranjković (RS), Siniša Juričić (Nukleus Film, CR)



This And That Productions
Južni Bulevar 126
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
World Sales

Films Boutique
Köpenicker Straße 184
10997 Berlin, Germany

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Sundance Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere