Date: 25 January 2022 (ended)
Time: 21:30
Category: Film
Location: Cinema Ambasciatori
Viale XX Settembre, 35, 34126 Trieste TS


Massimo D’Orzi

Italia / Italy
2021, HD, col., 70’
v.o. bosniaca – italiana – inglese / Bosnian – Italian – English o.v.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Massimo D’Orzi, Luca Leone, tratta liberamente dal romanzo omonimo di / freely based on the novel of the same title by Luca Leone. Fotografia / Photography: Armin Karalić. Montaggio / Editing: Paola Traverso. Suono / Sound: Adriano Alampi, Luca Bertolin, Kenan Hadžimusić. Interpreti / Cast: Clio Bosiglav, Eva Tomat, Amina Moćević, Nikolina Vujic, Amina Hodžić, Sara Lazar, Kanita Focak, Jovan Divjak, Enisa Bukvić, Coro Ansambl Iskre (Tuzla). Produzione / Produced by: Il Gigante. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Loups Garoux Produzioni. Produttore associato, distribuzione per l’Italia / Associate Producer, Distributed in Italy by: Luce Cinecittà. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Creative Europe Media Programme, Ministero della cultura, FVG Film Commission. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Rai Com.
In collaborazione con / In collaboration with Luce Cinecittà

A train passes slowly across the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo, Tuzla, Srebrenica, Konjic, Mostar. Women, religion, war, violence, and music are thrown on the screen like dice on a chessboard, or as Russian Roulette. A dance school, the hallways of the Islamic Pedagogy Faculty, a rock music classroom, the Medjugorjie hill… from all these places the characters carry out their research.

Bosnia is a borderland. A frontier of a failing Europe, a frontier between East and West, built on schisms and heresies. My first intention was to investigate, through Luca Leone’s book, that tangle of political, ethnic, religious and criminal interests. Then I surrendered and in that surrender I found ‘my’ film. While in my mind I could see the gangs of war criminals retreating, they were advancing: women, teenagers, little girls, all those who had lived through such atrocities in those years. If you want to understand what happened in the former Yugoslavia, you have to look into the faces of the women. This is how Bosnia Express was born.” (M. D’Orzi)

Massimo D’Orzi
Film director, writer and producer Massimo D’Orzi was born in 1970 in Empoli, Italy. Bosnia Express (whose project was selected at WEMW) is the third part of a trilogy that began in 2003 with La rosa più bella del nostro giardino (The Most Beautiful Rose in Our Garden) and continued in 2004 with Adisa o la storia dei mille (Adisa or the Story of a Thousand), screened also at the Trieste FF.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
La mano rossa cm / sf 2003 La rosa più bella del nostro giardino (The Most Beautiful Rose in Our Garden) doc. cm / sf 2004 Adisa o la storia dei mille anni (Adisa or the Story of a Thousand) doc. 2009 Sàmara 2010 Ombre di luce doc. 2011 Ribelli! doc. 2021 Bosnia Express doc.; Gente sul ponte cm / sf