Esma's Secret (Grbavica)

"Zbanic-s script delicately intertwines the overwhelming hurt of the past with the quotidian details of her character-s lives..."
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"A powerful human drama exposing the deep wounds that war exacts."
FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

Synopsis

A story about contemporary Sarajevo. Esma, a single mother, wants to grant her twelve-year-old daughter's, Sara, wish to participate in a school trip. A certificate proving her father is a war martyr would allow her a discount. But Esma repeatedly avoids Sara's requests for the certificate. She would rather find a way to pay full price for the trip. Esma believes not telling the terrible truth about Sara's father is a way to protect both her and her daughter.
Original Languages: Bosnian
Genre: Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 100 min.
Year: 2006

CREDITS

CAST
Luna Mijovic ()
Mirjana Karanovic ()
DIRECTED BY
Jasmila Zbanic

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PHOTOS

Director Jasmila Zbanic