Sevdah

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  • 2009
  • 66'
  • video
  • color

Sevdah is a feeling of melancholy, yearning and sorrow. In traditional Bosnian music it is most poignantly expressed through a traditional mournful song – sevdalinka. The death of Farah, a mutual friend and fellow sevdalinka lover, brings together the musician Damir and the art director Marina, who in order to cope with their own sense of loss and grief, set out to make a film about sevdah. The result is an emotionally charged and visually arresting 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.

Director
Marina Andree Škop
Screenplay
Jelena Paljan, Marina Andree Škop
Cinematography
Sandi Novak
Editing
Staša Čelan, Marina Andree Škop
Music
Damir Imamović
Sound Design
Eric Bajramović
Cast
Damir Imamović, Nedžad Imamović, Amira Medunjanin, Hašim Muharemović
Producers
Darija Kulenović Gudan, Marina Andree Škop
Production
Studio dim
Co-production
Fabrika (BA)

Marina Andree Škop (1973) was born in Sarajevo. She graduated in film editing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb in 1997. Since 2001, when she co-founded the Studio Dim production company, she has coproduced documentaries and short films, and has directed numerous music videos, TV commercials and corporate films. Sevdah is her first feature documentary.

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