The Bridges of Sarajevo
This film, based on an original idea by Fabienne Servan-Schreiber and Mirsad Purivatra, is the opportunity for 13 well-known European film directors to give their vision of Sarajevo and what the city represents in the history of Europe from the onset of the First World War in 1914 to the present day. The film explores what Sarajevo embodies in Europe today - its successes, fragilities and tensions.
This European coproduction (Cinétévé, Obala Art Center, MIR Cinematografica, Ukbar Filmes, Unafilm, Bande à part films, Waterfront Film, Orange Studio and the Mission du Centenaire, with the support of the Sarajevo Film Festival and Orange Studio) comprises 13 shorts each lasting 6-8 minutes, under the artistic direction of Jean-Michel Frodon, interwoven by illustrations by the Belgian comic book artist François Schuiten and Luis Da Matta Almeida.
The aim of the project is to gather together film directors of different generations and origins, each with their own individual style and outlook. As well as the iconic figures of Jean-Luc Godard and Pedro Costa, the film gives emerging authors in the European film industry and future great filmmakers a chance to speak out. These 13 shorts form a polyphonic symphony of Europe today.
The film is part of the Official Selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
- Jean-Luc Goddard (Switzerland)
- Ursula Meier (Switzerland)
- Angela Schaneleck (Germany)
- Cristi Puiu (Romania)
- Pedro Costa (Portugal)
- Aida Begic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy)
- Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria)
- Isild le Besco (France)
- Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine)
- Vincenzo Marra (Italy)
- Vladimir Perisic (Serbia)
- Marc Recha (Spain)
- François Schuiten (Belgium)
- Luis Da Matta Almeida (Portugal)
The screening is organized by Cinétévé, the Sarajevo Film Festival, the Mission du Centenaire and the French Institute in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With the support of the European Union.