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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2006 - 14.22 July

Sections & Films

THE WAY WE PLAYED

Category: Edition 2006

Synopsis

On the eve of war in Bosnia, two boys go looking for a treasure in an abandoned hill fort oblivious to the encroaching danger. Instead of gold they find a gun and overnight both their lives are changed forever.

Original Title KAKO SMO SE IGRALI
Category Official Competition
Section Free to Fly
Tipology Short Film
Duration 13' 18''
Production Year 2005
Nationality Bosnia, United Kingdom
Directed by Samir Mehanovic
Screenplay Samir Mehanovic
Script Samir Mehanovic
Director of photography Scott Ward
Editor Tadhg O’Sullivan, Berg Saetre
Music Nigel Osborne
Main cast Almir Mehanovic (Stevo)
Eldar Zubcevic (Ramiz)
Jasminko Hodzic (Bane)
Jasminka Pasic (Mira)
Martina Kujundzic
Saban Mujkanovic
Produced by Susan Nickalls, Almir Sahinovic

the way we played regSamir Mehanovic

Samir was born and brought up in the Bosnian town of Tuzla, where he established a successful career in theatre and film. When war broke out in 1992, he continued to work with children as a theatre director until circumstances forced him to flee to Scotland in 1995 where he now works in film and theatre. His short film GAME OVER was awarded the best Master Degree film at Edinburgh College of Art in 2004.

 

Director’s statement

“July 2005 was the 10th anniversary of Srebrenica, the worst holocaust in Europe since WW II, in which over 8,000 people were killed within a few days. THE WAY WE PLAYED tells of the destiny of one such Bosnian family. The short film is based on my own real experiences of war and tells about the tragedy that happens to the most innocent, the children”.

Production
Festival contact
Brazen Hussies Ltd
7 Bonnington Terrace, Edinburgh EH6 4BP - UK
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World sales
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