This quietly powerful story of determination sees a stunning performance by Marija Pikic as a young woman dealing with a society in transition, and with the ghosts of her past.
Award-winning Bosnian filmmaker Aida Begic explores the complexities of dealing with loss and change in this story of a young woman named Rahima and her teenaged brother – both orphaned during the siege of Sarajevo. As the two struggle to get ahead in a society that is rapidly transforming, Rahima must battle corrupt politicians, petty criminals and the ever-present echoes of her war-torn past.
The film was selected to open the Sarajevo International Film Festival earlier this year and Begic intercuts news footage from the Bosnian war to create a haunting and redemptive tale with a striking performance from a talented young actress in the lead role.
Screenings at Cannes Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival.