Love IslandLove Island

by JASMILA ŽBANIĆ

Love Island

Synopsis

Grebo and his very pregnant wife Liliane are taking a well-deserved vacation at a popular Adriatic seaside resort. All inclusive! All the sun, swimming and fun that their hearts desire. What could possibly go wrong on such an idyllic holiday?

At open-mike night, Grebo seduces the resort crowd and reminds his loving French wife of the Sarajevo rocker she fell in love with. But the evening's big surpise is the young couple's meeting with mysterious Flora. The charismatic young woman will soon put their young marriage to the test. Past secrets cannot stay hidden for long on Love Island.

 

Director

Born in Sarajevo in 1974, Jasmila is a graduate of her native city's Academy of Dramatic Arts, Theatre and Film Directing Department. Before filmmaking, she also worked as a puppeteer in the Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theater and as a clown in a Lee Delong workshop.

Her feature debut GRBAVICA won the 2006 Berlinale Golden Bear (as well as the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the Peace Prize), the AFI (American Film Institute) Fest Grand Jury Prize, Grand Prix Odyssey of the European Council and was sold to 40 territories with great success. ON THE PATH, Jasmila's second feature film, premiered at the 2010 Berlinale, in the Competition section. The film had worldwide distribution on 25 territories and won numerous awards including Filmkunstfestival Schwerin Award for Best Director, Golden Apricot IFF Yerevan - FIPRESCI Prize, Pula Film Festival 2010 - Golden Arena for Best Director, Nomination - European Film Award for Best Actress.
All her films were produced through Deblokada, an artists' association that she founded.

Jasmila's films and video works have been displayed at dozens of art exhibitions worldwide such as Manifesta 3, the Istanbul Biennial, Museum Fridericianum Kassel, Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, New Museum in New York...

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
2014 LOVE ISLAND
2013 FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES
2009 ON THE PATH / NA PUTU
2007 BUILDER'S DIARY (documentary)
2006 GRBAVICA
2003 IMAGES FROM THE CORNER (documentary)

 

Cast

Ariane Labed - Liliane
Ermin Bravo - Grebo
Ada Condeescu - Flora
Franco Nero - Marquis Polesini
Leon Lučev - Stipica

Crew

Director: Jasmila Žbanić
Screenplay: Aleksandar Hemon, Jasmila Žbanić
Director of photography: Christine A. Maier
Art director: Željka Burić
Costume designer: Lejla Hodžić
Editor: Isabel Meier
Make-up/hair designer: Ana Bulajić Črček
Sound designer: Igor Čamo
Music composer: Balz Bachmann
Re-recording mixer: Markus Krohn
Producers: Damir Ibrahimović, Leon Lučev
Co-producers: Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Andrea Štaka, Thomas Imbach
Executive producers: Fred Roos, Franco Nero, Džemila Arnautović, Erika Maier, Christine A. Maier
Commissioning: Jörg Schneider for ZDF, Doris Hepp for Arte/ZDF
Produced by: Produkcija Živa, Komplizen Film, Okofilm, Deblokada

Technical Data

Format: DCP / Color
Length: 86 min
Original language: English, Croatian, Bosnian

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