The Woman With A Broken Nose

The Woman With A Broken Nose  {Žena sa slomljenim nosem}
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The Woman With A Broken Nose
Žena sa slomljenim nosem
Serbia, 2010, 101 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany
US Premiere
Topics: Black Comedy, Drama, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Serbian English Sub-Titles

Awards: Novy Sad FF:Best Picture, Audience Prize 2010; Zurich Golden Eye (top prize)

Finding a sweet spot between art film and mass entertainment, this quirky relationship comedy follows several privately grieving people who cross paths in contemporary Belgrade. Notable for a lightness of touch, an appealing cast of young and middle-aged players, and attractive production design, the underlying theme of this crowd-pleaser is the need to move on from painful losses and reopen oneself to life and love. The writer-director cleverly uses a traffic jam on Branko's bridge (which connects the city center to New Belgrade) as a metaphor for the way his literally and figuratively scarred characters are stuck in their current lives.

Perhaps the film's most important location, the bridge is where emotionally closed-off cabbie Gavrilo, an immigrant from rural Bosnia, picks up the title character and her adorable baby girl, only to watch the woman jump from the bridge into the whirling Sava River below a few minutes later, leaving her infant in his cab. Also witnessing the plunge are high school teacher Anica, still mourning her young son, who was killed in a hit-and-run, and pharmacist Biljana, who has never gotten over the death of her fiancé. Winner, Best Film, Zurich and Novy Sad Film Festivals.

Director & Actor to attend screenings

DIRECTOR: Srdan Koljevic
Producer: Alexander Ris, Jelena Mitrovic
Editor: Marko Glušac
Screenwriter: Srdan Koljevic
Cinematographer: Goran Volarevic
Music: Mario Schneider
Principal Cast: Nebojša Glogovac, Branka Katic, Anica Dobra, Nada Šargin, Jasna Žalica, Stipe Erceg
Filmography: The Red Colored Gray Truck (2004)
Print Source: Aktis Film International GmbH -

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