The film ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ by Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic, which recently won best international feature film at the Antalya Film Festival, will be screened at the Vienna International Film Festival, or Viennale, which starts on October 22.
The movie was previously screened at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. It is Bosnia’s candidate for the Academy Award.
The plot revolves around Aida, a translator working for the UN in the protected safe zone of Srebrenica on the eve of the July 1995 genocide.
Other films from the region will also be screened at the festival, such as ‘Homelands’ (Domovine), by Serbian director Jelena Maksimovic.
The Viennale included screenings of 300 films last year but this year it will take place in a shorter format due to the coronavirus pandemic and only 86 feature and documentary films, as well as 27 short films are expected to be screened.