The Other Side of Everything

Directed by Mila Turaljic
  • Serbia
  • 1hr 40mins
  • 2017

The personal is the political, a point brought home to powerful effect by filmmaker Mila Turajlic through an intimate portrait of her mother. This award-winning documentary opens out like a spiral from the Belgrade apartment in which her elderly mother, Srbijanka, a former activist and university professor, lives. The apartment and those who have lived there serve as a prism through which we learn of their complicated history, often lived through turbulent times, and that of their homeland the former Yugoslavia.

THIS SERBIAN DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A FAMILY’S APARTMENT IN BELGRADE IS A FASCINATING STUDY OF HOW WAR AND POLITICS SHAPED THEIR LIVES.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Won Best Feature Length Documentary at the 2017 IDFA

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