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

Our Everyday Life
(Nasa svakodnevna prica)

Year: 2015
Run Time: 89 minutes

Our Everyday Life
Our Everyday Life
Our Everyday Life

It’s been 20 years since the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, yet its lingering physical and psychological aftershocks are on daily display for Saša Susic. Depressed and unemployed, the 40-year-old war veteran lives with his parents in Sarajevo. His father, Muhamed, thinks PTSD is a scam of the lazy. His mother, Marija, a retired teacher, is more sympathetic and optimistic. His sister, Senada, is pregnant and living in Slovenia. With some impending family crises on the horizon, Saša must decide what really matters in life. His salvation may arrive in the form of Lejla, a bright-eyed photographer who devotes much of her creative energy to chronicling a subject Saša understands: the fallout from the war. Writer-director Ines Tanovic based OUR EVERYDAY LIFE partly on her own family and experiences growing up in Sarajevo. Although dark clouds hover over the Susics, Tanovic has created an endearing collection of characters who overcome family tensions to learn about loving and caring. (In Bosnian and Slovenian with subtitles) –C.O.

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Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 3:50 PM

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

Ines Tanovic

Ines Tanovic was born in Sarajevo in 1965 and graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts there. She has written and directed a number of documentary shorts. And she contributed segments to the feature documentary "Made in Sarajevo" in 1998 and the drama "Some Other Stories" in 2010.


Alem Babic

Ines Tanovic

Erol Zubcevic

Reginald Simek

Principal Cast
Uliks Fehmiu, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Jasna Ornela Bery, Maja Izetbegovic, Vedrana Seksan, Nina Violić, Marko Mandić

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