The Oscar category of Best International Feature should be taken literally given the financing and five-year process it took to get it for Bosnia and Herzegovina nominee Quo Vadis, Aida? A consortium on nine countries jumped on board to make the most expensive film yet to come out of Bosnia, but it was well worth the effort as writer-director Jasmila Zbanic explained during Deadline's Contenders Film : The Nominees virtual event. "It was a very long journey but luckily the European system allowed us to collect all the money needed," she said, noting Bosnia itself could only contribute a small percentage of what was needed to tell this fictionalized tale of a woman's fight to save her family during the true events of the 1995 genocide in a Bosnian town at the hand of the Serbs, who came in and took it over. "It tells not only what is going on in Bosnia in 1995, but what is going on in the world today if we are not careful enough to keep our democratic institutions safe and to take care of what is going on," she said. Lead actress Jasna Djuricic, in an extraordinary performance, took great risk of being… Read full this story
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