Cinema of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Director: Ahmed Imamovic
Cast: Sadzida Steic, Nermin Tulic, Emina Muftic
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2010, 90’, color
Bosnian with Turkish subtitles
Ruveyda is like most residents of the Belvedere refugee camp: a widow yearning to forget the tragedy of war, fifteen years after the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia and Herzegovina. But unlike those around her, she spends most of her days in a bittersweet routine of caring for her extended family, and searching for the remains of her husband and son—both of which offer a precarious hope that is one day tested when her nephew is selected to participate in a reality show in a former enemy enclave. An emotionally rich portrait of war’s troubled aftermath, director Ahmed Imamović’s film paints an uncommon image of patience, faith, love, and above all, forgiveness.