One Day in Sarajevo by Jasmila Žbanić premieres in Austria
After its launch at the famous Sarajevo Film Festival in August 2015, the documentary film One Day in Sarajevo by Jasmila Žbanić is shown in premiere in Austria, in the opening of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz, on 20 April 2016.
Causes and consequences of the assassination that happened in Sarajevo one hundred years ago still continue to reverberate in Europe. On 28 June 1914 Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire Franz Ferdinand sparking World War I that marked the start of the 20th century. As Sarajevo commemorated the centennial of the assassination, different people had different interpretations of what happened in the city a century ago and different emotions about it.
One Day in Sarajevo tells about various perspectives of the anniversary in Sarajevo combining and contrasting footage filmed by citizens of Sarajevo (with small cameras and mobile phones) with scenes from feature films about the assassination by directors from Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the United Kingdom.
Jedan dan u Sarajevu / One Day in Sarajevo (BA, AT 2015)
Director: Jasmila Žbanić, 60 min
CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz
With the participation of Jasmila Žbanić (director) and Nina Kusturica (producer).
Jasmila Žbanić, born in 1974, is an award-winning filmmaker and producer from Sarajevo. Her feature debut Grbavica won the 2006 Golden Bear and several other prestigious awards. On the Path premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, For Those Who Can Tell No Tales at the Toronto International Film Festival. It won the 2013 Femme de Cinema Award. // Films (selection): Grbavica (2006), Builder΄s Diary (2007, doc), Na putu (On the Path, 2009; CE’10), For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013), Love Island (2014), Jedan dan u Sarajevu (One Day in Sarajevo, 2015, doc).
Since 2004, the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz has devoted its program each year in April to idiosyncratic, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from Europe. Over the six days of the festival, CROSSING EUROPE offers international film and press representatives and guests of the film industry (nearly 700 accredited festival participants) and the local cinema audience a program with approximately 160 outstanding, hand-picked films, documentaries and short films.