Quo Vadis, Aida? Big Winner at EFA 2021
Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić receives three awards during the European Film Awards
Last Saturday, December 11th, The European Film Awards celebrated its 34th edition. The big winner of the award show was Dutch minority co-production Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić, as it won three awards!
Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić
The winners of the European Film Awards were chosen by the European Film Acadamy, which consists of more than 4200 members from all over Europe. The award ceremony presentation was held by German actrice and writer Annabelle Mandeng. Co-produced by N279 Entertainment, Quo Vadis, Aida? won three prizes, including the prestigious Best European Film Award. Director Žbanić and actress Jasna Đuričić, who plays lead character Aida, both won Best European Director and Best European Actress. In a livestream, director Žbanić thanked all the European co-producers and dedicated the award wins to the survivors and lost lives of the Srebrenica massacre.
The story takes place in Bosnia, on 11 July 1995. Aida is a translator for the United Nations in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations, Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is at the horizon for her family and people - rescue or death? Which move should she take?
The film was nominated for Best International Feature category at the 93rd Acadamy Awards, last year. Sales are handled by Indie Sales. It is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund and Production Incentive.
See NL congratulates all winners!