Kineski Zid / Great Wall of China, Aleksandra Odić, Germany, Bosnia, 2017, 36′
Fiction, Drama, o.v. Serbo-Croatian subtitles English/Italian
May 1st, 2018, 4.30 pm, Ridotto del Teatro Comunale di Vicenza – Italian Premiere
Bosnia, today. During a lazy summer afternoon, eight-year-old Maja visits her grandparents in the countryside, she plays with her young aunt Ljilja, whom the kid takes as a model. Ljilja is a rebellious artist, who doesn’t want to accept the suffocating lack of prospects in her country. Maja will become aware of a secret about her aunt.
Aleksandra Odić was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina and immigrated to Germany as a child in 1992 amid the Bosnian War. Since 2010 she has studied directing at dffb (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin). In 2012 she obtained a fellowship at Akademie der Künste Berlin, in the Department Film and Media Art. Since 2014 she’s been a member of the Sarajevo Talent Campus at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
Director and Screenplay Aleksandra Odić
Cinematography Katharina Diessner
Sound Illija Djordjević
Editing Branka Pavlović
Sound Editing Jonathan Ritzel
Music Micha Kaplan
Cast Elena Matic (Maja), Tina Keserović (Ljllja), Faketa Salihbegović-Avdagić, Anja Stanić, Mugdim Avdagić, Dejan Zorić, Šaban Mujkanović, Vanesa Glođo, Nataša Račić, Marina Pijetlović, David Šurlan, Martyna Miller
Producers Nataša Janković, Aleksandra Odić
Production dffb Berlin
Festival (selection) Sarajevo Film Festival, Berlinale (Perspektive Deutsches Kino)
Social media https://www.facebook.com/KineskiZid.Film/