Quo vadis, Aida?

Jasmila Žbanić

IFFR 2021

BankGiro Loterij Audience Award
  • 101'
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2020

“Don't shoot the piano player” were the famous words uttered by Dutchbat commander Thom Karremans before he toasted with Serbian general Ratko Mladić in 1995. Shortly afterwards, Mladić’s army committed genocide on the Muslim population of Srebrenica, killing over 8,000 people. 

This moving, urgently needed drama by Jasmila Žbanić meticulously dissects how this conflict went from bad to worse. Žbanić’s previous films studied the lasting effects of the genocide on contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina. Now, for the first time, the director focuses on the events themselves. The fictional Aida (Jasna Đuričić), an interpreter at the Dutch UN base in Srebrenica, feels torn. She has to translate Dutch orders for the locals, yet had lost faith in the UN soldiers’ ability to de-escalate the conflict.

Within the online platform you can choose between subtitles in Dutch or English. Winner BankGiro Loterij Audience Award, IFFR 2021

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  • Online
    Tuesday 02 February 2021
    With live Q&A+NL/EN subtitles
Jasmila Žbanić
Country of production
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, English, Dutch
Damir Ibrahimovic
Production Company
Deblokada Film Production
Indie Sales
Jasmila Žbanić
Christine A. Maier
Jaroslaw Kaminski
Production Design
Hannes Salat
Sound Design
Igor Čamo
Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz
Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrović, Boris Ler, Dino Bajrović, Boris Isaković, Johan Heldenbergh, Raymond Thiry
Local Distributor
Cinéart Netherlands