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TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE

Ena Sendijarević | Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2019 | 91 min
O.V in Dutch and Bosnian subtitled in English and Spanish

Taken by the spirit of Stranger than Paradise from Jarmusch, dyed with bubblegum colors and summer laxity, here is a road movie that, rather than taking us “somewhere nice”, leads us through a rocky and unpredictable path. Alma, an impassive teenager, travels from her home in Holland to the land of her father, Bosnia. But no one awaits for her on the other side. With her apathetic cousin Emir and her (attractive) friend Denis behind, she takes off to the road, perplexity becomes reckless courage. Winner of the jury prize in Rotterdam.

Direction: Ena Sendijarević
Script: Ena Sendijarević
Cinematography: Emo Weemhoff
Editing: Lot Rossmark
Sound: Vincent Sinceretti
Cast: Sara Luna Zorić, Lazar Dragojević, Ernad Prnjavorac, Sanja Burić, Jovana Jasna Đuričić, Mario Knezović, Emir Hadžihafizbegović
Production: Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kuijpers
Production Company: Pupkin | www.pupkin.com

Ena Sendijarević

Ena Sendijarević (1987, Bosnia) studied Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam and was subsequently educated at the Dutch Film Academy, also in Amsterdam. Import (2016) was her first project after graduating. The short film premiered at the Cannes film festival in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Take Me Somewhere Nice had its world premiere at IFFR 2019, where she earned the Special Jury Prize.