Esma's Secret

TitleEsma's Secret
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsZbanic, Jasmila
Running Time107 minutes
Date Released02/2006
DistributorDogwoof Pictures
CountryBosnia
Publication LanguageBosnian
Abstract

This critically acclaimed film explores ongoing traumas in postwar Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A school field trip, free for children of war heroes, prompts Sara to ask her mother Esma about her father. Esma confesses that Sara is a child of rape, a war crime committed against over 20,000 women during the Bosnian War. 

Cast

Mirjana Karanović

Luna Mijović

Leon Lučev

Kenan Ćatić

Jasna Beri

Dejan Ačimović

Bogdan Diklić

Emir Hadžihafizbegović

Ermin Bravo

Semka Sokolović-Bertok

Credits

Produced by Tanja Aćimović

Directed by Jasmila Žbanić

Written by Jasmila Žbanić and Barbara Albert

Genre

Drama

Alternate TitleGrbavica: Land of My Dreams (US), Esma's Secret: Grbavica (UK)
Original PublicationGrbavica
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