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Maldita. A Love Song to Sarajevo

dir. AMAIA REMIREZ, RAUL DE LA FUENTE CALLE

DUTCH PREMIERE

Bozo Vreco, an enfant terrible of the Balkan cultural scene, sings and dances beautifully, performs all over the world, and now he opened his heart in a documentary film. It’s a tribute to life in Sarajevo and overcoming obstacles, fuelled with passion, love, and sincerity.

Neither the weight of arms, the onslaught of history, nor the envy of those seeking a “pure” world have managed to destroy Sarajevo, which today is coming back stronger than ever. The revolutionary artist Bozo Vreco perfectly embodies the soul of the “innocent city” and, with his uninhibited attitude, builds bridges between past and present, between men and women, between origins and regions. The film is a hymn to life and the love story between two cities, Sarajevo and Barcelona, which were able to find each other in hard times, never to be parted again. It captures the creative process of the Bosnian singer and his fellow Catalan pianist Clara Peya.

SHOWTIMES | Special Feature with Fran and Verka, Granny’s Sexual Life & Truth

Thursday, 23 November – 16:45


Sunday, 26 November – 14:30

MALDITA. A LOVE SONG TO SARAJEVO | 2022 | 27 min | Spain

PRODUCTIONIvan Zahinos – Medicus Mundi Mediterrania, Kanaki Films
CASTBozo Vreco, Clara Peya
SCREENPLAYAmaia Remirez, Ivan Zahinos
CINEMATOGRAPHYRaul de la Fuente Calle
EDITINGRaul de la Fuente Calle
LANGUAGEBosnian, English, Spanish
SUBTITLESEnglish

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (SELECTION) 

Goya Awards, 2023 – Best Documentary Short Film | Medina Film Festival, 2022 – Best Short Film | Krakow Film Festival, 2022 – Best Documentary | Sarajevo Film Festival, 2022 | Merlinka Festival, 2022 – Best Short Documentary 

DIRECTOR’S BIO

Directors, screenwriters, and producers, Amaia and Raul have been working together for more than 20 years. They have received more than 150 awards at national and international festivals with projects such as “Minerita” (Oscar Shortlisted, Goya 2014) and “El Infierno” (Goya 2020 nominee, Hollywood SIMA Award for Best Photography and Documentary). “Another Day of Life” premiered in Cannes and received the European Film Award, a Goya and a Platinum for Best Animation and the Audience Award at the SSIFF. They have travelled through Angola, Sierra Leone, Bolivia, Peru, Canada, Sarajevo, Mexico.