KitchenFilm distributes Children of Sarajevo, winner in Pesaro
by Vittoria Scarpa
03/07/2012 - Fresh from its victory at the 48th Pesaro International Film Festival, which closed on July 2nd, Children of Sarajevo [trailer, film focus] by Aida Begic will be distributed in Italy by KitchenFilm next winter with the title Buon anno, Sarajevo. The film, a second feature from the Bosnian director (winner of a Grand Prize from the Cannes Semaine de la Critique in 2008 with Snow [trailer]), won in Pesaro not only the Lino Miccichè Prize, but also the Young Jury Prize and the Amnesty International Prize for Cinema and Human Rights.
Children of Sarjevo was presented at the last Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard selection read the news), where it won the Special Distinction award. It tells the story of a brother and sister, orphans of the war in Bosnia. The film, produced in Bosnia-Herzegovina in coproduction with Germany, France and Turkey, also received support from Italy: it was developed within the 2010 FrameWork program of the TorinoFilmLab and received a 100million euro Production Award at the TFL Meeting Event the same year. La KitchenFilm has to its credit, among the most recently produced and/or distributed films, Le stelle inquiete [trailer] by Emanuela Piovano and Aguasaltas by Luís Galvão Teles, and recently presented a new initiative: the Cinema UHT long-term conservation of film, namely a selection of films which have survived through time, offered on DVD and in streaming. The first title is Whisky, a Spanish-Uruguayan comedy from 2004 which tells the story of an improbable three person honeymoon.
(Translated from Italian)