Directed by Serbian Oscar-nominated director Stefan Arsenijevic, the award-winning drama As Far As I Can Walk (Strahinja Banovic) follows a couple who left Ghana with a dream of a better life in Europe and now live as refugees in Belgrade.
Starring in the film are Ibrahim Koma, Nancy Mensah-offei, Maxim Khalil, Rami Farah and Nebojša Dugalić.
As Far As I Can Walk had its world premiere at the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2021 where it won five prizes including the main Grand Prix – Crystal Globe and the Best Actor, honor awarded to Ibrahim Koma for his starring performance in the film. The film has since won over 20 awards from festivals around the world for best film, best direction, and best acting.
The film will get its US theatrical premiere release, opening on June 30 at IFC Center in New York.
As Far As I Can Walk is a re-imagining of a traditional medieval epic in which contemporary African migrants take the place of Serbian national heroes. 22-year-old Siisi, nicknamed Strahinja, is doing everything to integrate in Serbia. He volunteers for the Red Cross in the camp where he lives, looks for work, plays on the local football team… His biggest challenge, however, is to win back the woman he loves. When she disappears one day, Strahinja sets out to find her. Urgent and timeless at the same time, the adaptation raises questions about identity, tradition, race and love.