Our Everyday Life
Producers: Alem Babić, Dunja Klemenc, Zdenka Gold
Duration: 89 minutes
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Language: Bosnian, Slovenian
A warm and heartfelt story of a Sarajevan family navigating their ‘everyday life’ with gentle humor and love for their modest home. Coupled with Uliks Fehmiu as the unemployed son still living at home are veteran Bosnian stage and film thespians, the great Jasna Bery as mother and Emir Hadžihafizbegović as father struggling to keep his dignity in a corrupt society while his pride is simultaneously wounded on a home turf. Director Tanovic’s unobtrusive camera re-creates the intimacy of Sarajevo neighborhoods where an aging patriarch can open up to sympathetic male friends, his son find a love interest, and mother’s own worries end up healing the rifts.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film
Q&A with director Ines Tanović following the screening.
Co-Presented by Women in Media.
Ines Tanović was born in Sarajevo and graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Department of Dramaturgy. Since 1988, she has been a member of the Association of Film Workers of B&H. She has written scripts for and directed six feature movies. Ines attended the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2006, and her project Decision was selected for the Berlin Today Award in 2011. Additionally, Tanovic directed the Bosnian part of the long feature omnibus, Some Other Stories. The film has been invited to more than 40 world festivals and has won six international prizes. In 2004, she was given a Hubert Ball Fund reward for the script Entanglement. Her newest project, Our Everyday Life, took part in the CineLink market at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2010, where it was awarded the International Relations Arte Prize. Tanović is also the author of documentaries, Exhibition (2010), Living Monument (2012), Coal Mine (2012), Geto (2013) and A Day on the Drina (2011), which won the Big Stamp for Best Film in Regional Competition Program at ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival in 2012. In 2015, she completed Our Everyday Life with the support of the Sarajevo Film Fund (BiH), Slovenian and Croatian Film Fund and Eurimages.
Jasna Ornela Bery