Films, Regional selection

Serbia, France, Qatar/2017/100′

DIRECTED BY: Mila Turajlić

SCREENPLAY BY: Mila Turajlić


EDITED BY: Sylvie Gadmer, Aleksandra Milovanović

MUSIC: Jonathan Morali

PRODUCERS: Mila Turajlić, Carine Chichkowsky

PRODUCED BY: Dribbling Pictures, Survivance


  • DFA 2017 Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary;
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2017;
  • Tromsø International Film Festival 2017;
  • Double Exposure Film Festival 2017; DOC NYC 2017;
  • DocPoint Helsinki 2018;
  • Gothenburg International Film Festival 2018.

A Belgrade apartment divided in two tells the story of a family and serves as a symbol of a country in political turmoil. Srbijanka Turajlić, who grew up in it, was only two when the property was split, on the orders of the then communist government. The doors leading to the other rooms were locked, and the place was still shut off 30 years later, when Srbijanka’s daughter Mila, who is also the author of the film, was born. Srbijanka, a prominent political and activist who played a leading role in the revolution, still lives in one half of the original apartment. In a film that rarely leaves this space, Mila paints a poignant portrait of her mother, a resolute woman with no qualms about her past actions, even though they put her life in danger. Does the new generation view things the same way?

Mila Turajlić

Mila Turajlić

She was born in 1979 in Belgrade, Serbia. She studied Politics and International Relations and Media and Communications at the London School of Economics, and Film and TV Production at the national lm school in Belgrade. She has directed short flms La vie des morts (2003), Neotihuacan (2006), Fara Nume (2009), and Passages (16), and the feature documentary Cinema Komunisto (2010) that won her 16 awards. The Other Side of Everything (2017) is her latest documentary.