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Take me somewhere nice by Ena Sendijarevic wins the Art Cinema Award at the Seville Film Festival

Take me somewhere nice by Ena Sendijarevic wins the Art Cinema Award at the Seville Film Festival

The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas is proud to announce that the Art Cinema Award at the 16th Seville Film Festival goes to Take Me Somewhere Nice by Ena Sendijarević.

Film information

Take Me Somewhere Nice
Netherlands and Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2019, 90 minutes
Director: Ena Sendijarević
Director of photography: Emo Weemhoff
Script: Ena Sendijarević
Cast: Sara Luna Zorić, Lazar Dragojević, Ernad Prnjavorac, Sanja Burić, Jovana Jasna Đuričić, Mario Knezović, Emir Hadžihafizbegović
Production: Pupkin Film (+30 210 600 5260) – Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kuijpers
International Sales: Heretic Outreach – +30 210 6005260

More information on the festival’s website.

Synopsis

Alma travels from the Netherlands to Bosnia to visit the father she’s never met. Teaming up with her indifferent cousin and his charming best friend, they embark together on an increasingly unpredictable road trip adventure through the country’s scorching heartland.

Jury’s decision:

Ena Sendijarevic confronts the viewers not only with their own clichés of Bosnia but also with the daily life of eastern European life. Young Bosnians are torn between their love to their cultural heritage and the desire to be part of Europe and its progress. This feeling is incorporated in the strong female character Alma. It is a minimalistic road movie – the coming of age clashes with a charismatic strangeness captured in off-centre camera angles and colourful pictures. The film does not aim for a clear statement. It furthermore wants to challenge the audience to find their own individual meaning. And in doing so it becomes a meaningful European tale.

The jury was composed of:

Domenico Dinoia, Progetto Lumiére et Vice-Président de la CICAE, Milan, Italy
Edit Csenki, Otthon Mozi, Kecskemét, Hungary
Mario Jorge Alves, Kino Traumstern, Lich, Germany

 

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