Snow Snijeg

Original Title: Snijeg   
Director: Aida Begić
Nationality : Bosnia - Germany - France - Iran
Original language : Bosnian 
Genre : Drama
Premiere :
Runtime : 99mn
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Festival: Cannes IFF Critics'Week Winner of Grand Prize for Best Film


Snow does not fall to cover the hill, but for every beast to leave it’s trail.” Eastern Bosnia, 1997. Six women, a grandfather, four girls and a young boy live in war ravaged and isolated village of Slavno. Their families and friends had been killed and their bodies had never been found. The first snow brings full isolation and risk for life in the village. It gets closer as villagers headed by Alma, a young stubborn woman who believes they can survive, tries to find their way out of poverty by selling plum jam and other fruits and vegetables their village is famous for on a deserted road. Two businessmen visit Slavno demanding residents to leave the village offering money in return. Villagers face a dilemma: should they accept the offer that could save their lives, but destroy their souls. A sudden storm traps the businessmen in Slavno, forcing t“hem to face a problem bigger than anything they expected – the truth!


Zana Marjanovic:Alma
Jasna Ornela Bery:Nadija
Sadzida Setic:Jasmina
Vesna Masic:Safija
Emir Hadzihafizbegovic:Grandfather


Aida Begic & Elma Tataragic in Collaboration with Nomie de Lapparent
Dir of photography : Erol Zubcevic
Sound : Franck Burbenzer & Igor Camo
Music : Igor Camo
Editing : Miralem S. Zubcevic Costumes : Sanja Dzeba Set : Vedran Hrustanovic in collaboration with Faruk Sabanovic
Producer : Elma Tataragic
Production company : MAMAFILM
Co-producer : Benny Drechsel,Karsten Stter,Franois d'Artemare,Mohammad Afarideh
Co-production company : ROHFILM/LES FILMS DE L'APRES MIDI/DEFC