The ORF congratulates “Quo vadis, Aida?” On being nominated for an Oscar
Jasmila Žbanić’s feature film co-financed by ORF for Bosnia-Herzegovina in the competition
Vienna (OTS) – After being nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival and the “British Oscar” BAFTA, “Quo vadis, Aida?” Is now also in the running for the Academy Award. The “Best Foreign Film” is the production for Bosnia-Herzegovina co-financed by the ORF as part of the film / television agreement in this year’s competition for the coveted Oscar trophy. The ORF congratulates Coop99, Jasmila Žbanić and the entire team on this nomination. The feature film tells of Aida, who works as a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica and has to translate fatal information with cruel consequences in the course of political negotiations after the Serbian army came to power. In front of the camera were Jasna Djuricic, Izudin Bajrovic, Boris Ler, Dino Bajrovic, Johan Heldenbergh and Edita Malovčić, among others. The 93rd Academy Awards will take place on April 25th.
ORF program director Mag. Kathrin Zechner: “Congratulations to Jasmila Žbanić and her team, coop99 filmproduktion and their co-production partners for the Oscar nomination for best foreign film as well as the nominations for the best foreign language film and the best director at BAFTA. We are proud that our cooperation with Jasmila Žbanić and coop99 has found such a successful continuation. ‘Quo vadis, Aida?’ is not only a film of the highest European relevance, but a lasting contribution to a world cinema that is also influenced by female narrative perspectives. We keep our fingers crossed and congratulate Bosnia-Herzegovina and on the remarkable success of this European co-production. “
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