Super LTD, the boutique label from NEON, will release Jasmila Žbanić’s Quo Vadis, Aida?, starring Jasna Djuricic which made its World Premiere to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, where it received three Awards including the Brian Award, Signis Award and Premio Unimed. The film, which is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Official Entry for the Academy Awards® and was recently shortlisted, went on to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best International Feature.
Based on real events, Quo Vadis, Aida? is set in the Bosnian summer of 1995 during the Serbian occupation of Srebrenica, declared to be safe zone by the United Nations. Aida works as a translator for the UN peacekeeping task force in charge of a camp where her husband and two sons are being held along with thousands of other Bosnian citizens. Aida quickly gains access to crucial information she needs to translate, while the Serbian army gets closer to overtaking the camp.
Žbanić previously won the Berlinale Golden Bear in 2006 with her debut feature Grbavica, and had her second feature On The Path also competing at Berlin in 2010. She also directed For Those Who Can Tell No Tales and Love Island.