Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams

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Released 2006

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Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams

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Released:
2006
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A full decade after the ethnic conflict that left the city of Sarajevo in ruins, the widowed Esma (Mirjana Karanovic) and her adolescent daughter, Sara (Luna Mijovic), struggle to survive in a country still raw from the violence. Esma attempts to scrape together the money for an expensive school trip by taking a job in a sleazy, mob-connected disco. While Esma gingerly enters a relationship with bouncer Pelda (Leon Lucev), Sara meets her first love, fellow outcast Samir (Kenan Catic).

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    While excellent films like Danis Tanovic's Oscar-winning "No Man's Land" and Vinko Bresan's "Witnesses" have dealt with the war itself, few have dealt with the aftermath, and none ...

  • 60

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Throughout Grbavica the desire to forget and the need to remember are at loggerheads. At Sara's school the psychological wounds of the war are being handed down to her generation t...

  • 40

    Variety

    Central performance by Mirjana Karanovic is instantly endearing. Unfortunately, film coasts on thesp's ability to evoke sympathy and leaves her stranded in this yarn that's all set...

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