With Mom

feature film by Faruk Lončarević
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovenia, 2013, 80 min., Colour, DCP, Bosnian


In Sarajevo, more than a decade after the war, while her socialist family is falling apart, Berina, a young artist, is trying to live out her just discovered sexuality and, at the same time, accept her mother’s terminal illness. Jasna, a dominating woman, mother, doctor and pillar of the family, is entering the terminal phase of breast cancer, which she has been fighting against for nine years. Her husband Mladen doesn’t know how to handle the fact that he is losing Jasna. Their younger daughter Luna is extremely introverted and childish. Living in her own world, surrounded by a family she cannot communicate with, Berina is trying to save her mother in her own ways: through magic, rituals, fate…

FARUK LONČAREVIĆ was born in Sarajevo in 1975. He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo in 2000. He is a theater and film director and a lecturer of Film History at film acadamies in Sarajevo and Tuzla. His feature debut MUM ‘N’ DAD won the Special Jury Prize at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2006.

2013 – SA MAMOM / WITH MOM 2006 – MAMA I TATA / MUM ‘N’ DAD; 2006 – MALI KIJAMET / JUDGMENT DAY – PREVIEW, dokumentarni / doc.

Crew and Cast:
Director and screenplay: Faruk Lončarević Director of Photography: Oleg Mutu Editor: Nataša Damnjanović, Redžinald Šimek Sound: Igor Čamo Production Design: Osman Arslanagić Costume Design: Lejla Graho Producer: Amra Bakšić Čamo, Adis Đapo Cast: Marija Pikić, Mira Furlan, Branko Đurić, Sanja Vejnović