Please note the post-production of this film is still in progress.
Synopsis: The story we want to tell is about how Smailovic’s act of courage and grace during times of devastation inspires Emila, a mother who has miserably given up hope for a bright future for her only child, Alen, and for her loving career as a music teacher. Emila, a former piano teacher at the local school who used to be the source of inspiration for her pupils, now spends her gloomy days cowering in her apartment where she is desperately trying to cope with the effects of war- the loss of a dear friend, her husband going to battle, and the fear of not being able to protect her child.
Much to her dismay, 12-year-old Alen is more fascinated than afraid by the war raging in their city of Sarajevo. Gone is the vibrant city that she remembers- a city rich with diversity, culture, and beautiful architecture. Now, the city has turned into a broken landscape littered with bullet holes, mortar shells and ruined buildings.
Duration: 21 minutes
London Film School / Sarajevo Film Academy