Ahead of the release in select theaters this Friday, February 5, 2021, 101 Studios released a new video clip titled “Hide” from Dara of Jasenovac, Serbia’s official Academy Awards selection for Best International Feature. In “Hide,” 10-year-old Dara (Biljana Cekic) must save her baby brother from being taken away by a murderous Ustase soldier.
Directed by Predrag Peter Antonijevic, Dara of Jasenovac is the first-ever feature film about the Holocaust-era concentration camp complex known as Jasenovac and personalizes a part of history that has been mainly concealed from the public. At Jasenovac, the Ustase brutally murdered Jew, Serb, and Roma people, including many women and children. To this day, there is still controversy surrounding on how many lives were actually taken at Jasenovac. The film is told through the eyes of a young Jasenovac prisoner named Dara, who must summon tremendous courage to protect herself and her infant brother from a terrible fate.
In 1940s Croatia, 10-year-old Dara (Biljana Cekic) comes face-to-face with the horrors of the Holocaust-era after she is sent with her mother and siblings to the concentration camp complex known as Jasenovac. Overseen by vicious emissaries of the fascist Ustase government, the facility, the only operational death camp during World War II not created or run by the Germans, is tasked with murdering Serbs, Jews and Roma people-and re-educating the few children deemed worthy of rehabilitation. As unspeakable atrocities unfold all around her, young Dara must summon tremendous courage to protect her infant brother from a terrible fate, to safeguard her own survival and to plot a precarious path toward freedom.
Dara of Jasenovac stars Biljana Cekic, Anja Stanic, Zlatan Vidovic, Luka Saranovic, Jakov Saranovic, Simon Saranovic, Sandra Ljubojevic, Nikola Radulj, Rajko Lukac, Vesna Kljajic Ristovic, Nikolina Friganovic, Igor Dordevic, Natasa Ninkovic, and Marko Pipic.