30.09. - 09.10.2021

My Own Private War Netherlands 2016 | 57 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Lidija Zelović

Lidija Zelović (*1970) studied film science in Amsterdam und has been a Dutch citizen since 1998. Once Upon a Time (1998) was nominated as Best Dutch Short and My Friends (2007) as Best Dutch Documentary. 

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Documentary Serbian Lidija Zelović grew up in Sarajevo and fled from the Balkan civil war with her family in the early 1990s to the Netherlands. Later, she reported as a TV journalist from her home country – and is now going back again. What awaits her 20 years on is a war that is still going on in the minds of the people. With mounting frustration, Zelović is confronted with old hatred and new nationalist aggression – and discovers that her family's role as victims wasn't 100% accurate: her cousin was a sniper during the war, responsible for insidious ambushes and killings. What the director had planned as an attempt at reconciliation with the past turns into a mission through a minefield.
Original title: My Own Private War
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Serbo-Croatien, Dutch, English
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Lidija Zelović
Screenplay: Lidija Zelovic and Rogier Kappers
Producer: Margie Monfils
Director of Photography: Alexander Goekjian, Marinus Groothof, Lidija Zelovic and Tatjana Bozic
Production Design:
Editor: Alexander Goekjian
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Taskovski Films
Production: IKON Docs
Contact: Nevena Milašinović, Taskovski Films Ltd.:


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