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A Good Wife

Director: Mirjana Karanovic
Producer: Snezana Penev – This and That productions, Deblokada, Nukleus Film, Cineplanet
Writer: Mirjana Karanovic, Stevan Filipovic, Darko Lungulov
Cast: Mirjana Karanovic, Boris Isakovic, Jasna Djuricic, Bojan Navojec
Editor: Lazar Predojev
Camera: Erol Zubcevic
Screening: Wednesday 26 October at 20:00 hours / Friday 28 October at 19:30 hours
Original Title: DOBRA ZENA
Year: 2016
Length: 94 min
Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Subtitles: English

A compelling human drama about a Serbian woman, wife and mother. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Festival with great success! An impressive directorial debut by acclaimed actress, who turned film director: Mirjana Karanovic. Dutch Premiere


Milena, a middle-aged wife and mother, is living comfortably in an upscale neighbourhood of Belgrade. She quietly tends to her looks, dutifully cooks and entertains her friends. But unsettling realities are beginning to seep into her when she finds out about the hidden past of her seemingly ideal husband. She begins an awakening from the suburban paradise she had thought to live in.
The film has won numerous professional awards, amongst them the Golden Arena at Pula Film Festival. Karanovic, diva of the regional cinema and drama theatre, is also professor of acting at Belgrade’s Academy of Arts as well as a prominent human rights activist. She won the Winning Freedom Award for women promoting human rights, rule of law, democracy and tolerance.

Meeslepend menselijk drama over een Servische vrouw, echtgenote en moeder. De wereldpremière op het Sundance Festival was een groot succes. Een indrukwekkend regiedebuut van de veelgeprezen actrice en nu ook filmregisseur: Mirjana Karanovic.


Milena, een vrouw en moeder van middelbare leeftijd, heeft een comfortabel leven in een chique wijk van Belgrado. Ze verzorgt haar uiterlijk, kookt plichtsgetrouw en entertaint haar vrienden. Maar de verontrustende werkelijkheid dringt tot haar door wanneer ze het verborgen verleden van haar schijnbaar ideale man ontdekt. Haar leven blijkt niet zo rooskleurig te zijn als ze dacht.
Deze film won vele prijzen, onder meer een Golden Arena van het Pula Film Festival. Karanovic, diva van de regionale cinema en theater, is ook hoogleraar acteren op de kunstacademie van Belgrado én prominent mensenrechtenactivist. Ze won de Winning Freedom Award voor vrouwen die opstaan voor mensenrechten en de rechtsstaat, de democratie en tolerantie bevorderen.