Sevdah is a feeling about life imbued with melancholy, yearning and beautiful sorrow. This film takes us on an intimate journey through the world of, as often called, the Bosnian Blues.
Before the screening their will be a Masterclass with Damir Imamovic. Buy a combi-ticket for the Masterclass and film screening here.
The song that expresses the feeling of Sevdah is known as Sevdalinka. This unique song-form that tell of love and the pain of love, has been alive over 400 years in Bosnia and often compared with fado or blues. The death of their mutual friend and a passionate fan of Sevdalinka, Farah, has brought musician Damir Imamovic and director Marina Andree Skop together. Trying to deal with their own loss and grief, they decide to create a film about Sevdah capturing local culture and experiences of common men as well as known professionals like Amira Medunjanin.
The result is an emotionally charged, lyrical and visual journey to the very heart and soul of Bosnia, a story of personal loss echoing the destiny of a small country, told through its deeply soulful music. Winner of prestigious Audience Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
The film will be screened after the Masterclass with Damir Imamovic.
You can buy your tickets for the Masterclass + screening of Sevdah here.
- Marina Andree Skop
- Kroatië, Bosnië en Herzegovina
- Kroatisch en Bosnisch