“Quo Vadis, Aida?” is a 2020 Bosnian war drama film directed by Jasmila Žbanić and written by Žbanić and Zoran Solomun. The movie stars Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrović, and Boris Ler. The film has a runtime of 101 minutes and is rated R for disturbing violent content and some language.
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” is set in 1995 during the Bosnian War, and it follows the story of Aida (Jasna Đuričić), a translator for the United Nations who is trying to save her husband and two sons from the impending genocide by the Bosnian Serb army. As the army closes in on their town, Aida desperately tries to secure visas for her family to escape, while also trying to help other refugees. However, her efforts are complicated by bureaucratic red tape, political infighting, and the growing danger around them.
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” is a powerful and harrowing film that depicts the horrors of war and the human toll it takes on individuals and families. The movie's depiction of the Bosnian War is unflinching and graphic, and the film's tension and suspense are palpable throughout. Jasna Đuričić delivers a phenomenal performance as Aida, conveying the character's desperation and resilience in the face of unimaginable danger. The film is well-directed, with a strong sense of pacing and a compelling narrative structure that keeps the audience engaged. Overall, “Quo Vadis, Aida?” is a haunting and impactful film that sheds light on a little-known chapter of recent history.
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” has received critical acclaim and has been nominated for numerous awards, including Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards. The film has also won several awards, including the Golden Frog for Best Director at the 2020 Camerimage Festival, and the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film at the 2020 Sarajevo Film Festival.
|Directed by||Jasmila Žbanić|
|Written by||Jasmila Žbanić|
|Produced by||Damir Ibrahimović Jasmila Žbanić|
|Starring||Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrović, Boris Isaković, Johan Heldenbergh, Raymond Thiry, Emir Hadžihafizbegović,|
|Cinematography||Christine A. Maier|
|Edited by||Jarosław Kamiński|
|Music by||Antoni Łazarkiewicz|
|Deblokada Film Digital Cube Coop99 Filmproduktion N279 Entertainment Razor Filmproduktion Extreme Emotions Indie Prod Tordenfilm TRT|
|Release date||3 September 2020 (Venice)|
|Running time||102 minutes|
|Countries||Bosnia and Herzegovina Austria Germany France Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Turkey|
|Languages||Bosnian English Serbian Dutch|