Date: 23 January 2022 (ended)
Time: 11:00
Category: Film
Location: Politeama Rossetti
Largo Giorgio Gaber, 1, 34126 Trieste TS


(Una storia di vicinato non proprio amichevole / Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair)
Danis Tanović

Bosnia ed Erzegovina – Turchia / Bosnia and Herzegovina – Turkey
2021, HD, col., 90’
v.o. bosniaca / Bosnian o.v.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Danis Tanović, Nikola Kuprešanin. Fotografia / Photography: Damir Šagolj. Montaggio / Editing: Redžinald Šimek. Musica / Music: Brano Jakubović. Suono / Sound: Samir Fočo. Scenografia / Art Director: Sanda Popovac. Costumi / Costume Designer: Ina Arnautalić. Interpreti / Cast: Branko Đurić, Izudin Bajrović, Helena Vuković, Kerim Čutuna, Almir Palata Prle, Anja Matković, Goran Navojec, Faketa Salihbegović Avdagić, Mirvad Kurić, Nermin Tulić, Boris Ler, Davor Domazet, Semir Krivić, Ermin Sijamija, Mediha Musliović. Produzione, / Produced by: Obala Art Centar, TRT. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Poetika Film Produksiyon Reklam Ve Organizasyon. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Obala Art Centar.


Sarajevo, May 2021. The Old Town is trying to recover after a long and difficult pandemic year. The pandemic is not over yet, but – the summer is coming, there is hope that things can improve, even if only for a short time. When a woman from Zagreb enters Enis’s shop one morning and says that she has come to eat “the best kebabs in Sarajevo” he sends her to Izo’s shop, so that Izo can also afford the traditional pleasure of the first morning coffee after the first customer service. This totally harmless, friendly gesture will cause the complete disintegration of the neighbours’ business and private life, engulfing not only Izo and Enis but the whole city. Where can one eat the best kebabs in Sarajevo?
The film premiered at the latest Sarajevo Film Festival.

I am happy that the audience has the opportunity to watch our new film at festivals and cinemas. This is a romantic comedy about two friends who are caterers and competitors, but actually, they inevitably depend on each other. We were filming in a pandemic, shops were closed, people had distanced themselves from each other. The film shows Sarajevo from another angle which I find very interesting and shows how important cooperation is and not giving up on true values – friendship, love, good neighborly relations. I hope that the audience will laugh at least a little and that they will feel our good energy with which we made the film.” (D. Tanović)

Danis Tanović 
Film director, screenwriter and producer, Danis Tanović was born in 1969 in Zenica, now Bosnia and Herzegovina. The war interrupted his studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Tanović’s 2001 debut feature No Man’s Land won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Besides No Man’s Land (proposed again in 2019, within the retrospective “1989-2019 Wind of Change”), the Trieste FF presented his features Cirkus Columbia (2011), An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2014), Tigers (2015) and in 2019 Uspjeh (Success) the first HBO Europe series in the Adria region (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia and Montenegro).

filmografa scelta / selected filmography
No Man’s Land; Premi / Awards: Oscar come Miglior film in lingua straniera / Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film 2005 L’Enfer 2009 Triage 2010 Cirkus Columbia 2013 Epizoda u životu berača željez (An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker); Premi / Awards: Berlinale – Gran premio della giuria, Miglior attore / Jury Grand Prix, Best Actor 2014 Tigers 2016 Smrt u Sarajevu (Death in Sarajevo); Premi / Awards: Berlinale – Orso d’argento / Silver Bear 2019 Uspjeh (Success) serie TV / TV series 2020 The Postcards Killings 2021 Deset u pola