You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated NR · 90 minutes · 2007

Drama
Awash in daily news of mass savagery, collective memory grows short. We feel for the women of Afghanistan, but who these days remembers the war widows and rape victims of the 1992-1995 civil war that sent Yugoslavia to hell and brought it back a divided country? Now comes the young Bosnian writer-director Jasmila Zbanic to remind us of one of the more devastating consequences of ethnic cleansing, a Serbo-Croat euphemism for genocide that has since morphed into a gruesomely useful term to describe mass killings from Rwanda to Iraq. Titled with heavy irony, Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams is set in the eponymous Sarajevo neighborhood that was formerly a Serbian internment camp and now houses a large concentration of women who subsist on slim government handouts and bitter memories. The word "grbavica" also means "woman with a hump," an evocative image that Zbanic harnesses to symbolize the burden carried by her protagonist Esma, a careworn, middle-aged single mother played with matter-of-fact directness by Mirjana Karanovic. Grbavica is neither formally nor intellectually a sophisticated work. But it's a womanly movie in the best sense: Zbanic has a deeply feminine sense of how crisis gets filtered through the domesticity of daily life.
Official Site: www.strandreleasing.com/In_Theaters_Details.asp_Q_id_E_226
Director: Jasmila Zbanic
Writer: Jasmila Zbanic
Producer: Barbara Albert
Cast: Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Mijovic, Leon Lucev, Kenan Catic and Jasna Beri

Trailer

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams

Now Playing

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams is not showing in any theaters in the area.

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Most Popular Stories


© 2018 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation