IMPORT selected for Quinzaine
19 April 2016
Import, a short film by Dutch Bosnian director Ena Sendijarevic (1987), has been selected for the prestigious Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs). The Directors' Fortnight is an independent section held in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. The 48th edition will take place 12 – 20 May 2016.
The film tells the story of a young Bosnian refugee family that after obtaining a residence permit in 1994, arrives in a small village in the Netherlands. Absurd situations arise when the family members try to make this new world their home.
Import is produced by Pupkin (o.a. Boys, Aanmodderfakker, Van God Los) and was developed with the support of the Dutch Film Fund.
"In IMPORT, I've focused on the absurdity of the life of a refugee. By maintaining a certain distance from the characters and by using a light tone in stiry telling, I have tried not to reduce the characters to victims and tried to emphasize their humanity. Integration is ultimately a process that is going on between one man and another, with all the discomfort,
miscommunication and awkwardness that entails. "
Director Ena Sendijarevic was born in Bosnia and arrived at the age of seven to the Netherlands. Her previous short films TRAVELERS IN THE NIGHT (2013) and her graduation film FERNWEH (2014) traveled around the world and were awarded on various festivals. Ena is curently working on her first feature film: AMOUR FOU.
For more information:
Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs): www.quinzaine-realisateurs.com/en/fortnight-2016/
Distribution: Some Shorts