Circus Columbia (out of competition) / Cirkus Columbia (izvan konkurencije)
Danis Tanović, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, UK, Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, 2010.
Directed by: Danis Tanović
Script: Danis Tanović, Ivica Đikić
Producer: Čedomir Kolar, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Marc Baschet, Mirsad Purivatra
Production company: 2006 Sarajevo, Asap Films, Autonomous, Man’s Films, Razor Film Produktion GmbH, Studio Maj
Cinematography: Walther van den Ende
Editing: Petar Marković
Cast: Miki Manojlović, Boris Ler, Mira Furlan, Jelena Stupljanin, Mario Knezović, Ermin Bravo, Jasna Ornela Berry, Miralem Zupčević, Mirza Tanović
Running time: 113'
'Circus Columbia' is a romantic saga taking place at the turn of the century that tragically announced the new era for the Balkans. Now that communism is gone and democracy is stepping in, Divko returns to his native small town in Herzegovina after many years. He is a wealthy man now and has a Mercedes and a wife forty years younger than him. There is a number of petty revenges he wants to indulge in, the first of them being throwing his ex-wife and son out from the house they live in. In the beginning it seems that Divko is winning and that anything can be achieved with money. But then, his son Martin and his new wife Azra fall in love with each other. The war is at the doorstep. When everything seems lost for Divko, he gets the one single thing he has returned for: his ex-wife.
Sarajevo Film Festival - Audience Award ,
Venice International Film Festival (Giornete Degli Autori - Venice Days) - CinemAvvenire Award ,
Bosnian candidate for nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Danis Tanović, born 1969, is best known for having directed and written the script for the 2001 Bosnian movie 'No Man's Land' which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and 42 other awards including the European Film Academy Award for Best Screenplay, the César for the Best First Feature film in 2001 and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002. Tanović's second feature project was 'L'Enfer' (2005), from the screenplay by the Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. 'Triage' (2009), third Tanović's film, is a drama starring Colin Farrell, Paz Vega and Christopher Lee. 'Circus Columbia' is his 2010 film based on the novel by the Croatian writer Ivica Đikić.
Location and screening schedule:
Tuškanac cinema, Saturday, October 23rd at 13.00
Europa cinema, Saturday, October 23rd at 20.00