Take Me Somewhere Nice

 
Alma is in between everything: raised in the Netherlands by Bosnian parents, no longer a girl, but not really a woman yet. She hardly knows her father, but when he is admitted to a Bosnian hospital she decides to visit him one last time. This starts a journey with an unknown destination as Alma discovers herself and her country of origin.§Ena Sendijarević often refers to Jim Jarmusch as an example. Unusual camera angles and a minimalist plot introduce us to the mindset of a teen to whom everything is new and nothing is strange. (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Director's Biography
Ena Sendijarević: Ena Sendijarević, born in Bosnia in 1987, studied media and culture at the University of Amsterdam and was subsequently educated at the Dutch Film Academy, also in Amsterdam. "Import" (2016) was her first project after graduating. The short film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. "Take Me Somewhere Nice" had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019. Film Selection: Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) - Import (2016, short) - Fernweh (2014, short) - Travellers into the Night (2013, short)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Ena Sendijarević
Netherlands / Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019
color
91 minutes
Dutch / Bosnian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ena Sendijarević
Cinematography Emo Weemhoff
Editing Lot Rossmark
Sound/Sounddesign Vincent Sinceretti
Music Ella van der Woude
With Sara Luna Zorić, Lazar Dragojević, Ernad Prnjavorac
Producer(s) Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kuijpers, Joost de Wolf, Marieke Mols
Production
Pupkin, VPRO
World Sales
Heretic Outreach
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 
 

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