Feature / 2024.

DirectorAleksandra Odić
ScriptAleksandra Odić
ProducersJulia Irene Peters, Jutta Feit, Stefan Ivančić, Hrvoje Osvadić
Main production companyJiP film
Co-production companiesPetnaesta umjetnost, Non-Aligned Films
Funding & PartnersHessen Film und Medien
CineLink Co-Production Market / Sarajevo Film Festival – Film Center Serbia CineLink nagrada
First Films First Goethe Institute
Goethe Institute Young Director's Academy Southeastern Europe
Hrvatski audiovizualni centar HAVC
CastMiki Manojlović, tbd


Vanja, a photographer who fled from Bosnia to Germany as a child, visits her sick father in her old homeland after many years.
The midsummer spirit with her old friends by the river makes old feelings appear in a new light.
Does she have to pull her childhood sweetheart Ogi out of the mess? And who is her father anyway? Vanja has to find herself in her divided life. The German and the Bosnian.

Year: 2024. / Format: DCP  / Color

About director:

Aleksandra Odić

In 1992 she emigrated to Germany with her mother as a child due to the war. She studies film directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin.

In 2012 Aleksandra Odić received a scholarship from the Academy of Arts in Berlin, in the Film and Media Art section, and in 2014 she took part in the “Sarajevo Talents Program” of the Sarajevo Film Festival SFF in Bosnia.

FILMOGRAPHY (selection)                  

2021      Frida, short film 22′,
(screenplay, director), 16 mm, color, Germany
International premiere: Cannes 2021 Section Cinéfondation
Awards in Cannes:
Queer Palm Award for the best short film 2021
German premiere: Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2022

2019      The Boy in the Checked Shirt , short film 5′,
(screenplay, director), HD, B/W, Germany
International Premiere: TISFF 2019, Tel Aviv, Israel
German Premiere: Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2019

Selection Next Generation Short Tiger 2019, awarded with the title particularly valuable

2017    Kineski Zid (Great Wall of China) , feature film 36′,
(screenplay, director, producer), HD, color, Germany
International premiere: Sarajevo Film Festival 2017
German premiere: Berlinale 2018 (German cinema perspective)

Awards: Golden Apple Award and BHFF Film Festival 2018 in New York, USA (best short film)