July 26, 2012

As If I Am Not There (2010)

Directed by: Juanita Wilson
Country: UK

Plot: A harsh dose of cinematic realism taken from true stories of Bosnian War.
Review: An appalling story depicting Balkan War with an enormous psychological burden. Much of the film shows destruction in many ways: villages burned, men killed, imprisoned women with wrecked self-esteem, mistreatments and sexual abuse. It is very hard to watch all this destruction without being affected and for most of the time this is what the movie has to show. Fortunately, the ending bestows signs of hope for the future in some very touching image sequences. We can then sigh with relief and smile.
Relevant awards: Best film and director (Irish Awards); FACE Award (Instanbul).

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