The film has already nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards – BAFTA in two categories: film not in the English language and director. It was also nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards, one of the most important awards in American independent cinema. Previously, it was screened at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (main competition), 45th Toronto International Film Festival, and the World Cinema section of the Busan International Film Festival.
Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a UN translator in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the city, her family is among the thousands of citizens seeking refuge in a UN camp. As a person with insight into negotiations, Aida has access to key information that she needs to interpret. What’s on the horizon for her family and people – rescue or death? Which move should she make?
The director and author of the script is Jasmila Žbanić, whose feature debut – „Grbavic” won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival in 2006, and was nominated for the European Film Awards in the Best Film and Best Actress category. Žbanić was on the jury of this year’s Berlinale.
A Pole with a nomination for cinematography
Dariusz Wolski received an Oscar nomination for the best cinematography for the film „News of the World”. He was born in Warsaw in 1956 and studied at the Lodz Film School. At the age of 23, he left for the USA.
He is the cinematographer of „The Dark City” by Alex Proyas, the first three parts of the „Pirates of the Caribbean” saga, Tim Burton films and the latest Ridley Scott productions, including „Prometheus”, „The Martian” and the currently filming „House of Gucci”. Despite his significant achievements, he has never been nominated for an Oscar. Recently, he was nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers Awards, which brings together cinematographers, for his cinematography of the film „News from the World”.