Jasmin (Jasmin Geljo) fled in the 1990s from Bosnia to Toronto, Canada. He is enthusiastic about his past as a celebrated television actor in Sarajevo. Alongside his work on building sites, he gets an acting job in a low-budget film. With his fictional family, he takes his place in a car on the set. After the shooting has started, the projected roads, which seem endless, move on to shots of Jasmin alone, sitting thoughtfully at the wheel outside the studio.
His icy gaze speaks volumes. Jasmin has never really felt at home in Canada. He is fooling himself. The long takes in the car are juxtaposed with scenes in which triviality predominates, with conversations about chocolate bananas and about the mediocre script of the next film in which he has got himself a role. In a tragicomic way, these conversations reveal just how uprooted Jasmin is; just like the actor Geljo, on whose life the film is partly based.



Filmmaker
Igor Drljaca
Country
Canada
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
92’
Language
English, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Producer
Igor Drljaca, Albert Shin, Borga Dorter
Production Company
TimeLapse Pictures Productions, Gearshift Films
Sales
TimeLapse Pictures Productions
Writer
Igor Drljaca
Cinematography
Roland Echavarria
Editor
Ajla Odobasic
Production Design
Rachel McParland
Sound Design
Robert Hutchins
Music
Mitchell Akiyama
Cast
Jasmin Geljo, Filip Geljo
Website
http://www.timelapsepictures.ca