A Good Wife by Mirjana Karanović A Good Wife by Mirjana Karanović

    SARAJEVO: Mirjana Karanović's A Good Wife / Dobra žena, a Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian coproduction, was finished just in time for Sundance where it was selected in World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

    The film is the directorial debut of the acclaimed Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović who starred in several films including When Father Was Away on Business (1985, Centar Film) by Emir Kusturica and Grbavica (Deblokada) by Jasmila Žbanić.

    The story written by Stevan Filipović and Darko Lungulov follows Milena, a woman in her fifties who is diagnosed with cancer and at the same time finds out about the horrible past of her seemingly ideal husband. These events lead to an “awakening” from the suburban paradise she thought she had.

    Mirjana Karanović and Boris Isakovic are starring. The cast includes Jasna Djuricic, Bojan Navojec, Hristina Popovic and Ksenija Marinkovic. Erol Zubčević (Danis Tanovic's An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, SCCA/ Pro.ba) is the DoP.

    Serbia's This&That Productions is producing in coproduction with Deblokada from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nukleus Film from Croatia and Cineplanet from Serbia. The budget was 500,000 EUR, Mirza Hamzić from Deblokada told FNE.

    The project was supported by: Province of Vojvodina film fund, Film Center Serbia, Fund for an Open Society, National Endowment for democracy, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade, Film Fund Sarajevo, SEE Cinema Network and RTV Vojvodina.

    The film was shot in 24 days in Belgrade, Surčin and Pančevo in November and December 2014. Films Boutique is handling the sales.

    Production Information:

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    Director: Mirjana Karanović
    Scriptwriters: Stevan Filipović, Darko Lungulov
    DoP: Erol Zubčević
    Cast: Mirjana Karanović, Boris Isakovic. The cast includes Jasna Djuricic, Bojan Navojec, Hristina Popovic, Ksenija Marinkovic