Children of Sarajevo

Rahima (23) and Nedim (14) are orphans of the Bosnian War. They live in Sarajevo, a transitional society that has lost its moral compass, including the way it treats children of the people who were killed fighting for the freedom of their city. After crime-prone adolescent years, Rahima has found comfort in Islam and she hopes her brother will follow in her footsteps. Everything becomes more difficult the day Nedim gets into a fistfight at school. This incident triggers a chain of events leading Rahima to discover that her young brother leads a double life …

Director's Biography
AIDA BEGIĆ, born 1976 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She studied directing at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts, which she is now teaching there. Her debut feature film SNOW had its premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2008. In 2009 she founded the production company Film House Sarajevo. CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO premiered in the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2012. // Films (selected): PRVO SMRTNO ISKUSTVO (First Death Experience, 2000, short), SJEVER JE POLUDIO (North Went Mad, 2003, short), SNIJEG (Snow, 2008; CE '09), DJECA (Children of Sarajevo, 2012)
Competition Fiction 2013
Aida Begić
Bosnia and Herzegovina / Germany / France / Turkey 2012
90 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Aida Begić
Cinematography Erol Zubčević
Editing Miralem S. Zubčević
Sound/Sounddesign Igor Čamo
With Marija Pikić, Ismir Gagula, Aleksandar Seksan, Nikola Đuričko, Jasna Ornela Bery, Bojan Navojec, Staša Dukić
Film House Sarajevo Antuna Hangija 65 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina T / F +387 33 200 542