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Quo Vadis, Aida? takes best picture at European film awards

Shattering depiction of Srebrenica massacre pips Florian Zeller’s The Father to top prizeThe Father, Florian Zeller’s disorientating and poignant dementia drama starring Anthony Hopkins, won best actor and best screenplay at this year’s European film awards – but was ultimately pipped to best film by Quo Vadis, Aida?, a shattering depiction of the calamitous 1992 […]

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Bosnian Entry ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ and ‘Flee’ Sweep European Film Awards

The European Film Awards, Europe’s biggest awards celebration, revealed its major winners during a mostly virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 11. The night was originally slated for an in-person event, but concerns about the Omicron variant moved festivities online. The powerful Bosnian wartime drama “Quo Vadis, Aida?” took home the top prize for Best Film, […]

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The Father, Titane and Quo Vadis, Aida? lead European film awards nominations

Four nods each for the Oscar-winning dementia drama, the Palme d’Or-winning body-horror thriller and the shocking film about SrebrenicaThere is a three-way tie for the most nominations at the annual European film awards, with Titane, Quo Vadis, Aida? and The Father each scoring four.All three films have already achieved a high profile on the festival […]

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‘Nomadland’ Wins International Critics Honor as Film of the Year

Chloé Zhao can add a trophy to her award case. Fipresci, the International Federation of Film Critics, has picked Zhao’s Oscar-winning drama Nomadland as its best film of 2021.Nomadland, which won the Oscar for best film, as well as best director for Zhao and best actress for star Frances McDormand, beat out an otherwise all-European […]

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Alpha Violet prepares Cannes sales launch on Bolivian drama ‘Utama’ (exclusive)

Condor Entertainment acquires French rightsParis-based Alpha Violet has picked up worldwide sales rights excluding Bolivia and Uruguay to Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s anticipated Utama and will show footage at the virtual Cannes market next month.The sales agent has licensed French rights on the Bolivia/Uruguay drama to Condor Entertainment, whose slate includes Quo Vadis, Aida?, and First […]

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‘The Last of Us’: HBO Taps Arthouse Filmmakers Jasmila Žbanic and Ali Abbasi as Directors

HBO continues to hire directors almost exclusively from the arthouse industry to helm its high-profile series adaptation of the acclaimed video game The Last of Us. Oscar-nominated Quo vadis, Aida director Jasmila Žbanic and Border director Ali Abbasi are the latest filmmakers to be added to the roster of The Last of Us directors. Deadline […]

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‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ wows Miami Film Festival as successful hybrid event draws to a close

Festival helped attract audiences back to cinemas for first time.Jasmila Žbanić’s Quo Vadis, Aida? picked up the top international prize at a Facebook Live virtual ceremony on Sunday evening (March 14) as this year’s Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival drew to a close.Žbanić’s film walked away with the $25,000 Knight Marimbas Award, supported by […]

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Jasmila Žbanić Revisits The Already Forgotten Horrors Of The Bosnian War In ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ [Interview]

It will come as a surprise to many reading this, but the Nazis were not the only perpetrators of genocide on the European continent in the 20th Century. During the Bosnian War (1992-1995) there was an ethnic cleansing campaign by the Bosnian Serb Army. Their largest single atrocity occurred toward the end of the conflict […]

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Venice favourite and Oscar contender ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ lands UK-Ireland distribution (exclusive)

Jasmila Zbanic’s historical drama is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s entry to the Academy Awards.Curzon has snapped up UK and Ireland rights to Jasmila Zbanic’s Quo Vadis, Aida? from Paris-based Indie Sales. The film is Bosnia and Herzegovina submission for the best international feature film award at the 2021 Oscars.The historical drama will be released theatrically and […]

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