Synopsis

Bosnia, present day. On one afternoon, the 8 year old Maja visits her grandparents in the countryside. Her young aunt Ljilja lives there too. Ljilja is a rebellious artist, who doesn’t want to accept the suffocating lack of prospects in her country and is also Maja’s favorite playmate and role model. On this afternoon, Maja will suddenly become the only witness to Ljilja’s secret escape to Germany. Faced with the choice to tell on her aunt or to let her go, Maja takes a major new step in her own life. The boundaries of her childhood start to break apart.

Director Biographies

Aleksandra Odic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1992 she immigrated to Germany as a child due to the war. In 2010 she began to study film directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. In 2012 Aleksandra was a fellow at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, and in 2014 she was a participant of the Sarajevo Talents Program at the Sarajevo Film Festival SFF in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

 
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Aleksandra Odic