In The Land of Wonders
Screener avaliable upon request
Year of production: 2009
Duration: 93min
Picture format: 16:9
Awards: CinePécs V. Moveast Film Festival 2009.
The story, which moves between rural Bosnia and Zagreb, begins in the Bosnian wasteland, where NATO troops carry out their military training and a girl named Alica collects old grenade shell fragments with her uncle. He trades fragments illegally and hides the illicit goods in his nieces room. The story is set in the ironically named land of wonders: a ravaged landscape, contaminated by war, suffering, fear and depleted uranium. This wonderland serves as a backdrop for a unique anti-fairytale, drawing on a diverse range of storytelling traditions.