Dobra žena

A Good Wife

 
Milena, eine Frau mittleren Alters, ist vor allem eines: Ehefrau und Mutter. In einem gediegenen Viertel in Belgrad hat sie sich ihr Leben gut eingerichtet. Im Stillen macht sie sich zurecht. Pflichtbewusst bekocht und unterhält sie die Familie. Regelmäßig geht sie zur Chorprobe. Sie schläft mit ihrem Mann. Hin und wieder gehen sie sogar aus und verbringen beschwingte Abende mit befreundeten Paaren. Doch ihr geordnetes Leben droht aus den Fugen zu geraten, als Milena beim Putzen auf ein Video stößt, das ihren Mann schwer belastet: Dobra žena erzählt von den Auswirkungen seiner Kriegsverbrechen und davon, wie diese Entdeckung Milenas Leben für immer verändert.

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.

Director's Biography
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
Mirjana Karanović
Serbien / Bosnien und Herzegowina / Kroatien 2016
color
94 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Mirjana Karanović, Stevan Filipović, Darko Lungulov
Kamera Erol Zubčević
Schnitt Lazar Predojev
Ton/Sounddesign Dejan Pejović, Zoran Maksimović
Musik Dejan Pejović
Mit 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
Produzent*innen Snežana Penev (This And That Productions, RS), Jasmila Žbanić, Damir Ibrahimović (Deblokada, BA), Igor Vranjković (RS), Siniša Juričić (Nukleus Film, CR)
Produktion
This And That Productions Južni Bulevar 126 11000 Belgrade Serbia office@thisandthat.rs www.thisandthat.rs
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Sundance Film Festival 2016
 
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere