Screening time  
05.04. / Tuesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 4 Ticket
09.04. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 2 Ticket
10.04. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 3  
10.04. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 1  

Fifteen years ago Nikola left Serbia to follow his heart to Switzerland. Since then his life is shared between two countries and three women: his mother Dida, his grandmother and his wife. His mother has learning disabilities and has been dependent on the grandmother since ever. As grandmother is getting older, Belgrade is now calling Nikola back home. He can’t let his mother down, but he doesn’t want to give up his life in Switzerland. This forces him to face a moral dilemma: How can he help his mother live a life of independence without losing his own. A heartwarming and amusing documentary about a son who’s trying to step into grandmother shoes.

Corinaschwingruber

Corina Schwingruber Ilić

Corina Schwingruber Ilić studied at the University of Arts in Basel, in Belgrade, and at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. She has shot a number of award-winning short docs together with Nikola Ilić, such as Kod ćoška (2013) or Just Another Day in Egypt (2015). Her shorts Baggern (2011) and Ins Holz (co-directed by Thomas Horat, 2017) became festival hits, while All Inclusive (2018) was selected at over 200 festivals such as Venice, Toronto and Sundance and was honoured with the Golden Dove of DOK Leipzig among many other awards.

Nikolailic

Nikola Ilić

Nikola Ilić is a director and cinematographer living between Serbia and Switzerland. In 2010, he majored in Video at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. He’s the co-director of Kod ćoška (2013) and Just Another Day in Egypt (2015). Also, his latest short Rakijada (2016) was shown all over the world and won various prices. He‘s the DoP of the well received short All Inclusive (2018) by Corina Schwingruber Ilić.

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Dida

Switzerland, Serbia
2021, 78'

Directed by:
Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Nikola Ilić

Screenplay by:
Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić

Cinematography:
Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Pablo Ferro Živanović

Edited by:
Myriam Flury

Music:
Heidi Happy

Producers:
Franziska Sonder, Karin Koch

Produced by:
Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion

Festivals & Awards:

MakeDox: Young Onion Award - Best First Feature Doc (2021)
Beldocs: Special Mention (2021)
DOKLeipzig: Golden Dove - Audience Jury Award (2021)
Zurich FF: Best Feature Doc (2021)
Visions du Réel (2021)
Molodist Kyiv (2021)
DokuFest (2021)
FIPADOC (2021)

Contact:

Amarena Film
Raffaella Pontarelli
info@amarenafilm.it