„Quo vadis, Aida?” on the shortlist for the BAFTA Awards
Co-production of nine countries, including Poland, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute – „Quo vadis, Aida?” by Jasmila Žbanić is on the shortlist of candidates for the awards of the British Film and Television Academy – BAFTA in two categories: film not in the English language and director. The nominations will be announced on March 3, and the awards are scheduled for April 11.
„Quo vadis, Aida?” is a drama directed by Jasmila Žbanić, which tells the story of the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. Apart from Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Norway and Turkey participated in the production of the image. The Polish producer is Ewa Puszczyńska (Extreme Emotions), and the author of the music is Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz.
The film is a candidate of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the awards of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Best International Feature Film category. It has been nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards, one of the most important awards in American independent cinema. It was previously screened at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (main competition), 45th Toronto International Film Festival, and the World Cinema section of the Busan International Film Festival.
Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is on the horizon for her family and people – rescue or death? Which move should she take?
The director and author of the script is Jasmila Žbanić, whose feature debut – „Grbavica” won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival in 2006, and was nominated for the European Film Awards in the Best Film and Best Actress category. Žbanić is on the jury of Berlinale 2021.