Bosnian movie Quo Vadis, Aida set across the Srebenica bloodbath of 1995 through the Bosnian struggle, would be the opening movie of the twenty fifth International Film Festival of Kerala to be held from February 10.
The movie appears on the impending bloodbath by means of the eyes of Aida, the UN translator in Srebenica, whose household can also be among the many residents of Srebenica attempting to get shelter within the UN camp.
The Srebenica bloodbath, by which greater than 8,000 Muslims perished, was probably the most ugly incidents of mass violence through the Bosnian struggle.
For Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic, this isn’t her first try at telling the various tales related with that protracted struggle that modified the face of her homeland. In 2006, she made Grbavica, which talked concerning the systematic rape of Bosnian girls by Serb troopers through the struggle. The movie went on to win the Golden Bear award on the Berlin International Film Festival that yr.
Her newest movie too featured on the competitors part on the Venice International Film Festival and was chosen as Bosnia’s entry for the Best International Feature Film on the 93rd Academy Awards. At the IFFK, the movie might be screened on the Nishagandhi theatre, because the opening movie.
Meanwhile, the registration of delegates for the IFFK, which opened on Saturday, is transferring at a slower tempo in contrast to the earlier years. As on Sunday morning, 24 hours after the registrations opened, solely round 1,000 registrations, out of a complete of two,500 passes accessible, have been executed. Compared to this, within the earlier years, greater than 1,000 registrations have been executed within the first hour of registrations opening, even when shut to 10,000 passes have been accessible. The rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances in current days appears to have tempered the passion of movie buffs.
The organising of the competition in 4 phases throughout 4 areas in Kerala additionally appears to have decreased the frenzy for delegate passes for the competition taking place within the capital metropolis. On Saturday, some delegates skilled points with the fee gateway after the registrations opened.