Sarajevo Femme Fatale

"Sarajevo - Femme Fatale" is a poetic picture of the city drawn with words and dance. Film depicts the silhouettes of six women, aged from 17 to 65. Their stories become deeper reflection on the city's past, present condition and future. Their voice interweaves with dancing refrains.

  • Joanna Zielinska
    Director
  • Joanna Zielinska
    Producer
  • Sejda Hujdur
    Key Cast
    CAST
  • Natasa Gaon-Grujić
    Key Cast
    Cast
  • Indira Buljubašić
    Key Cast
    Cast
  • Tihana Majstorović
    Key Cast
    Cast
  • Sara Ristić
    Key Cast
    Cast
  • Amra Pandžo
    Key Cast
    Cast
  • Amila Terzimehić
    Key Cast
    Dancer
  • Anna Kosiorowska
    Key Cast
    Dancer
  • Ivana Gojmerac
    Key Cast
    Dancer
  • Michelle Azdajić
    Key Cast
    Dancer
  • Lamia Sabić
    Editor
  • Mateusz Gołębiewski
    Cinematographer
  • Renan Franzen
    Music
  • Nedim Zlatar and Leonardo Šarić (Basheskia & Edward EQ)
    Music
  • Bianca Lucas
    Artistic advisor
  • Aldin Karahasanović
    Sound
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Country of Filming:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Film Language:
    Croatian, English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Sarajevo Film Festival
    Sarajevo
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    August 17, 2016
    World Premiere
    BiH FILMS section
  • Play Poland Film Festival
    Edinburgh
    United Kingdom
    November 4, 2016
Director Biography - Joanna Zielinska

Joanna is currently carrying out a PhD in the Department of Performance Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. Her research is concerned with media, art and social representations of the urban space of Sarajevo of the last 30 years. She has worked as a project manager on couple of projects for Play Poland Film Festival in Scotland and Sarajevo War Theatre in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is an author and producer of interdisciplinary project Sarajevo Mind Map. Joanna is interested in performativity of urban space and researching urban space through different art mediums.

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Director Statement

I see a film as a method of communication with people. It is a window, an eye, that enables the public to enter into my inner world. On the other hand, documentary film in particular gives me, as a beginning director, a priceless opportunity to submerge in the intimate space of other people's emotions, experience, opinions. Observing and recording their gestures, feelings, places, sounds I can intermediate them using different art mediums (such as dance, music, etc.) and transform into the unique cinematic picture, where simple things may become a powerful symbols of human experience in general. Therefore, the film, has a capacity to emphasise the uniqueness of every human being, seemingly ordinary places or everyday habits. And I find it very important, especially in our times, because it teaches us to stay open and sensitive to one another in the world dominated by technology and money. Overall then, I perceive the film as a stimulating space where I can endlessly explore and analyse the world around as well as myself in a creative way.