QUO VADIS, AIDA?

January 22, 2023

Moderator: Toni Perrine

Panelists: TBA (Film) and TBA (Culture)

Director: Jasmila Žbanic

Year: 2020

Country: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica, Bosnia. When the Serbian army takes over, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. Against the backdrop of false promises and white-knuckle negotiations in the name of peace, Aida must risk everything to protect her husband and two sons.

Festival Premiere

2020 Venice International Film Festival

Official Selection

Awards

Best International Feature Film, Nominee

93rd Academy Awards

Best Director, Nominee

74th BAFTA Awards

"The rigorous honesty of Quo Vadis, Aida? is harrowing, partly because it subverts many of the expectations that quietly attach themselves to movies about historical trauma."

-- A.O. Scott, New York Times


"Đuricic, in a performance of extraordinary physical and emotional endurance, emphasizes Aida’s sharp reflexes, her fierce intelligence and equally fierce maternal instinct."

-- Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times