film

  • No Man’s Land – Danis Tanović

    “No Man’s Land” (in Bosnian: Ničija zemlja ) is filmmaker Danis Tanović’s much acclaimed first feature film, for which he also wrote the screenplay and composed the music. Released in 2001, the film is set in 1993, during the second year of the Bosnian-Herzogovinian war against the self-proclaimed Republic...
  • The man who planted trees

    In February 1953, one of the most prominent French authors of the past century, Jean Giono, was writing an allegorical tale. The story would soon after become known to the world as “The Man Who Planted Trees”. Giono was commissioned to write it by an American magazine, which had...
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour – Alain Resnais

    A linguistics professor of mine once told me: “One of the hardest things in life is to tell someone what a film is about”. If one were to believe him, it is all the more challenging when it comes to a landmark of cinematic art such as French film-maker...
  • Persepolis- Marjane Satrapi

    Marjane Satrapi‘s 2007 animated film ‘Persepolis’ is a moving, perceptive and funny coming-of-age tale about growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution. The French-Iranian film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and it was very successful both commercially as well as critically, winning several recognitions from the Cannes...
  • Watchers of the Sky

    The movie is billed as the story of Raphael Lemkin, a Jewish linguist born in Poland in the interwar period. As a young man, Lemkin was intrigued and, some may say, obsessed, by the Turkish massacre of the Armenian people. When Hitler moved on Poland in 1938, he knew what was coming and he fled, but he could not convince...