Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

A Good Wife
(Dobra Zena)

Year: 2016
Country: SERBIA
Run Time: 91 minutes

A Good Wife

Milena is indeed a good wife with a good life. Her husband, Vlada, is successful. They have beautiful children, and they live in a desirable neighborhood. That comfort is broken when Milena discovers, at a routine physical, she has a lump on her breast. In denial of this portent, she embarks on an obsessive house-cleaning mission, during which she finds a videotape. On it is old footage in which her husband and his army unit coldly execute bound Bosnian civilians. Suddenly her secure and comfortable world is threatened on two fronts. One is the cancer that might take her very life. The other is a malignancy much harder to remove, a crossroads at which she finds herself forced to choose between what is known and what is true. Rich in both visceral and cerebral tension, A GOOD WIFE engages on a number of levels. Seeing the world through abruptly opened eyes, Milena must decide what survives and how. Will she sustain an illusion now shattered, or will she risk everything for justice? –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Women of the World

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Mirjana Karanovic

Mirjana Karanovic was born in 1957 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an acclaimed actress, as her lead performance in A GOOD WIFE will attest, and makes her directorial debut with this film.

A GOOD WIFE (2016)

Snezana Penev

Stevan Filipovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Darko Lungulov

Erol Zubcevic

Lazar Predojev

Principal Cast
Mirjana Karanovic

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