Serbia, France, Qatar, 2017; 104 mins
A powerfully resonant film for our divided times, The Other Side of Everything follows acclaimed filmmaker Mila Turajlic (Cinema Komunisto) and her fiercely activist mother Srbijanka Turajlic. A formidable member of the resistance in her native Serbia, Srbijanka helped lead the fight against Slobodan Milošević in the 1990s. Now, as their country once again faces a rise in nationalism and violence breaks out on the streets below their Belgrade apartment, Mila and her mother confront the deep fissures that continue to separate their nation, and which also literally divides their own fragmented apartment. A probing inquiry into the responsibility of each generation to fight for their future and winner of the top prize at IDFA, the world’s largest documentary film festival, the widely acclaimed The Other Side of Everything is an “engrossing” (Variety) and “wryly humorous” (The Hollywood Reporter) family portrait that “beautifully intertwines the very personal with the painfully political” (Filmmaker Magazine). Courtesy of Icarus Films.
Mila Turajlic is a documentary director and producer from Belgrade, Serbia, where she has a production company, Dribbling Pictures together with filmmaker Boris Mitic. She studied Politics and International Relations (BSc) and Media and Communications (MSc) at the London School of Economics, and Film and TV Production at the national film school (FDU) in Belgrade. She gained experience working on feature films (Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, Fade to Black, Brothers Bloom). Mila’s first feature doc CINEMA KOMUNISTO premiered at IDFA 2010, and won 16 awards including the Golden Hugo at Chicago Int’l Film Festival.
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