- Sun 26 Mar 2017
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry thanks to the Goethe-Institut NZ
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rating: M – Violence and offensive language
During the civil war in Kosovo, the young Serbian widow Danica falls in love with Ramiz, an Albanian soldier who seeks refuge in her home on the Serbian side of the River Ibar.
Die Brücke am Ibar (English festival release title My Beautiful Country) is a moving love story in a time of hatred.
During the civil war in Kosovo, the young Serbian widow Danica falls in love with Ramiz, a Kosovo-Albanian soldier who, wounded in battle, seeks refuge in her home on the Serbian side of the River Ibar. Ramiz makes friends with Danica's children as well – but not with her spiteful and jealous neighbor...
Director Michaela Kezele, who spent her childhood in former Yugoslavia, paints a realistic and uncompromising portrait of a love that defies ethnic barriers, but is doomed by the hatred that continues to simmer in the Balkans to this day. Following her short film Milan, which won nearly 30 awards, My Beautiful Country is Michaela Kezele’s feature debut. This drama of love, hatred and mistrust was the Audience Award Winner at the Arras Film Festival Award 2012, the year of its release.
DE, 2012, Colour, 88 min.
Dir. Michaela Kezele