As Far As I Can Walk

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Showings

The Main 5 Fri, May 6 4:40 PM
The Main 5 Thu, May 12 1:50 PM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Strahinja Banovic
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Human Rights
Immigration
Mystery
Road Movie
Release Year:2021
Runtime:92 min
Country/Region:Serbia
Luxembourg
France
Bulgaria
Lithuania
Festivals & Awards:55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2021: The Grand Prix Crystal Globe; Best Actor awar
Language:Serbian
English
Print Source:Artmattan Productions
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/682377530
Cast/Crew
Director:Stefan Arsenijevic
Executive Producer:Stefan Mladenovic
Producer:Miroslav Mogorovich
Screenwriter:Jelena Stankovic
Editor:Stefan Arsenijevic
Nicolas Ducray
Bojan Vuletic
Composer:Vanja Kovacevic
Principal Cast:Martynas Bialobzeskis
Filmography:Ibrahim Koma
Nancy Mensah-Offei
Maxim Khalil
Rami Farah
Nebojša Dugalic

Description

This surprising blend of contemporary refugee drama, love triangle and medieval Serbian poem nabbed the top prize at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. It begins outside Belgrade, an important point on the Balkan migrant route and the hometown of director Arsenijevic,

The film centers on Samita and his wife Ababuo. They left Ghana dreaming of a better life in Europe. But instead of reaching France, they were deported back to Serbia. While resourceful Samita is building a career playing soccer and as the go-to fixer in their refugee camp, Ababuo feels increasingly frustrated. When she disappears one day, Samita sets out to find her.

In searching for the right angle for his story, Arsenijevic thought about the epic poem, “Strahinja Banovic.” He notes, “National identity and national heritage are touchy subjects in my country, so it occurred to me: what if I replace Serbian national heroes with contemporary African migrants?” This decision provides fascinating and provocative perspectives.


Director Biography

Stefan Arsenijevic

Stefan Arsenijevic’s 2003 short film, “(A)Torzija”, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. He is the director of the documentary feature Belgrade Sound (2001) and the feature films Love and Other Crimes (2008), Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010) and As Far As I Can Walk (2021).


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