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ENFF On Tour in Amsterdam: A Good Wife

26 October 2016 | 19:30 hours | De Balie | Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam

The ENFF and De Balie are delighted that director and main character Mirjana Karanović will be present at this exclusive Dutch première and the Q&A.

A Good Wife is 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.


Milena is a middle-aged wife and mother ensconced comfortably behind a gate in an upscale suburb of Belgrade. She quietly tends to her looks, dutifully cooks and entertains, and meets her friends for choir practice. She makes love with her husband and they socialize jauntily with a group of old friends. But unsettling realities are beginning to seep into Milena’s consciousness and disrupt her ordered world. One day while cleaning, she happens upon a videotape that incriminates her husband in horrific war crimes. A Good Wife is the story of how this secret reverberates in Milena’s life and eventually changes her.

About the director and main actress

Mirjana Karanovic is a Serbian actress known for many important roles in Balkan films. She has gained international recognition for her role in Jasmila Zbanic’s Gbravica: The Land of My Dreams, for which she received a number of awards and a nomination for the 2006 European Film Academy Award. As a human rights activist, Karanovic won the ‘Osvajanje slobode’ (Winning Freedom) Award for women promoting human rights, rule of law, democracy, and tolerance. A Good Wife is her directorial debut.

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 | Original Title: DOBRA ZENA | Year: 2016 | Length: 94 min | County: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia | Subtitles: English | Dutch Premiere