CINEMA, SOUL IN THE EYES
organization Art Promotion

CIRKUS COLUMBIA

 

Bosnia-Erzegovina, Francia, Gran Bretagna, Germania, Slovenia, Belgio – 2010 – 35mm – color – 113’

 

Direction: Danis Tanović
Screenplay: Danis Tanović, Ivica Đikić  from the novel by Ivica Đikić
Photography: Walther Vanden Ende
Editing: Petar Marković
Set design: Dušan Milavec, Sanda Popovac
Costumes: Jasna Hadžiahmetović Bekrić
Cast: Miki Manojlović, Mira Furlan, Boris Ler, Jelena Stupljanin, Milan Štrljić, Mario Knezović, Svetislav Goncić, Almir Mehić, Mirza Tanović, Miralem Zubčević
Producers: Čedomir Kolar, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Marc Bachet, Mirsad Purivatra
Production: 2006, A.S.A.P Films, Autonomous, Studio Maj, Razor Film, Man’s Film Productions, Art & Popcorn in collaboration with Canal+, Rai Cinema, Bhrt, Eurimages

 

SYNOPSIS

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991. With the fall of communism, Divko Buntic comes back to his hometown, to take his family home back. After twenty years of exile in Germany, he arrives together with his sexy young girlfriend Azra, his lucky black cat Bonny and with plenty of Mark, in his flaming red Mercedes. Divko finds out the right way to evict his abandoned wife Lucija and their twenty year old son Martin. When he comes to settle in his old home, Divko tries to get close to Martin, the son he never knew. He asks the boy to live with him and with his future wife Azra. When Lucija finds out this, she is very angry, fearing that her son can leave her to live with his father…As the clouds of war are gathering, deep feelings and loyalty are put to the test by one of the most difficult decision…

 

CRITICAL NOTE

“(…) Thanks to a good cast, among which the excellent actor Miki Manojlović (Divko, who returns to his own country, after twenty years of exile, to demand his family home, by reducing his ex-wife and son to rack and ruin. He shows off his new status symbol, including his young and beautiful partner), this movie is an overall view of a private and a social and political aspect, of a narrative and an overwhelming tragicomic sense (…).” (Sergio Di Giorgi, Cinecriticaweb)
“(…) Tanović, is one of few people, who knows how to tell the drama of people close to the abyss.” (Giorgio Carbone, Libero)

 

AWARDS

2010 Mostra di Venezia – Giornate degli Autori: Cinemavvenire Award
2010 Sarajevo FF:  Audience Award
2010 Antalya Golden Orange FF:  Best Foreign Language Film