Serbia, France, Qatar, 2017; 104 min.
For decades, a locked door inside one family’s Belgrade apartment has stayed firmly shut. Now, after 70 years, acclaimed filmmaker Mila Turajlic (Cinema Komunisto) opens the door to reveal not just the divisions inside her own home, but the deep fissures that continue to separate her embattled nation. The Other Side of Everything follows the story of Mila and her mother Srbijanka Turajlic, a formidable member of the resistance against Slobodan Milošević in the 1990s, as they grapple with both the contentious past and unsettling present. 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 and powerfully resonant 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.
Sunday, April 8th @ 2pm
Followed by Q+A with Director Mila Turajlic and Srbijanka Turajlic
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.