Regional Competition

Totally Personal

Nedžad Begović

The Bosnian Film-makers’ Association nominated this film for the Oscar 2006 for best foreign film. The author, his family and friends are the leading characters of this autobiographic story, which, in a form of a documentary/feature film, covers a period of almost fifty years (1958-2003), i.e. from Nedžad Begović’s birth to the present-day. In his subjective way, the author tells us about everything that has happened in front of his very threshold during that period and how has that affected his family and friends. A few states and systems have changed in the meantime; the film depicts Tito’s post-war Yugoslavia, its disintegration, the war, and the present day.


Nedžad Begović

Nedžad Begović was born in 1958 in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a film director and scriptwriter. He has made 20 animated, documentary and short films, as well as 30 episodes of a TV series for children. In 2005, he finished his first feature film Totally Personal, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award at ZagrebDox in 2006. His film A Cellphone Movie (screened at 2012 ZagrebDox) won the Heart of a Sarajevo for best documentary film in 2011. ZagrebDox screened his latest documentaries Everywhere (2017) and Two Shoelaces Under One Roof (2012). Currently he is working as a documentary film director at Radio Television of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

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Totally Personal

Bosnia and Herzegovina
2005, 69', color, video

Directed by:
Nedžad Begović

Screenplay by:
Nedžad Begović

Nedžad Begović

Edited by:
Almir Mesković, Ismet Nuno Arnautalić

Enes Zlatar

Ismet Nuno Arnautalić, Natasha Henry

Produced by:
Saga Film