Film I REMEMBER explores space and confronts it with the narrative of author’s intimate memory of the moment when the war began. The space as the visual background is a family house, a typical Bosnian house in Sarajevo, and a couple of Sarajevo streets important for the very memory. The space has no direct connection to the narrator’s monologue confronted with the images of the spaces where the memories were born: the moments, which mark end of childhood and beginning of war. The time flows between the past, present and the future, while the perspective of the narrative part is entirely submerged in present while the visual part is more timeless.
Elma Tataragic was born in Sarajevo in 1976. She graduated Dramaturgy (Screenwriting and History of Cinema) at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts and obtained her Master of Science degree and PhD in Film and Literature. She has been with Sarajevo Film Festival since it was founded in 1995, where she now works as selector for Competition Program. She co-wrote short film FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE and wrote and produced short NORTH WENT MAD. She has produced and co-written the feature film SNOW shown at Cannes 2008 – Semaine de la critique where the film won the Grand Prix. The film has been shown at over 80 festivals and won over 30 international awards. She is General Secretary and a member of Filmmakers Association of BiH. She has been teaching screenwriting at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts since 2002, now as a professor. She is member of European Film Academy. She has published a book on screenwriting and is also working as a script doctor for Eurimages (EU coproduction fund) as well as advisor to European Film Academy and was a delegate for Rome Film Festival in 2012 and 2013.
2015 – THE DAY THAT HAD NO NAME, cowriter (preproduction); ŠAVOVI / STITCHES, screenwriter (preproduction)
2013 – HOLIDAY AT THE SEASIDE, short (script editor)
2011 – BODILY FUNCTIONS, short (script editor)
2009 – REVERS, short (script editor)
2008 – SNOW, writer and producer
2003 – NORTH WENT MAD, short, writer and producer
2001 – FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE, (screenplay collaborator)
2000 – PLUS MINUS, short (writer, director)
- Director and Screenplay: Elma Tataragić
- Producer: Amra Bakšić Čamo
- Director of Photography: Dušan Joksimović
- Art Director: Sanja Džeba
- Editor: Redžinald Šimek
- Sound Designer / Mixer: Igor Čamo
- Format: DCP / HD / 16:9 / 5.1 audio mix
- Length: 15 min.
- Original Language: Bosnian