Regional Competition


Damir Ibrahimović, Eldar Emrić
Screening time  
24.02. / Tuesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 4  
27.02. / Friday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 1  
28.02. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 2  
Russian is the story of a man looking for love his entire life.

Russian is the story of a man who changed three names, three political systems, three wives and three religions. He is a member of the Russian mafia, son of a famous Bosnian film director, but also a boy looking for love. Combining elements of documentary and fiction, this intriguing structure opens up the dramatic experience of a real-life character through the directed encounter with well-known Croatian actor Leon Lučev, who is here positioned as a sort of psychotherapist.


Damir Ibrahimović

Damir Ibrahimović is a director and producer born 1965 in Sarajevo. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo and is the leader of the Artists' Association Deblokada. He produced director Jasmila Žbanić's hit films Love Island (2014), For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013), On the Path (2010), Participation (2008), Builder's Diary (2007), Grbavica (2006), Images from the Corner (2003), and Andrea Štaka's Cure (2014).


Eldar Emrić

Eldar Emrić is a cinematographer and director born in Maglaj. A long-time collaborator with Associated Press. He worked on the films The Place We Left (2011), Šta ostaje (2010), See you in Sarajevo (2008), Sarajevski pas (2002).

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
2014, 61', DCP

Directed by:
Damir Ibrahimović, Eldar Emrić

Screenplay by:
Damir Ibrahimović

Eldar Emrić

Edited by:
Vlado Gojun

Damir Ibrahimović

Produced by: