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Kineski Zid @ Berlinale 2018

What an honor! Our film Kineski zid/Great Wall of China is officially part of the program of the Berlinale 2018 - Perspektive Deutsches Kino! Screenings: 22, 23 und 24. Februar!


A summer’s day in contemporary Bosnia, twenty years after the last war. A land that conveys the cosy illusion of being at peace enjoying seemingly eternal harmony is basically a country that is also standing still. Eight-year-old Maja is visiting her grandparents in the country. Her three young aunts also live here. She is especially close to her aunt Ljilja, who is something of a confidante and certainly a role model. Ljilja is an artist and the family rebel who refuses to accept the narrow-mindedness and lack of vision that pervades her country. Immediately we sense that she will stir up the familiar family set-up. Everyone is sitting around a large table in the garden, cooking and eating together, the children are paddling in the pool and Maja is larking about with her favourite aunt. She alone notices the tiny signs and knows how to read them. And so she becomes the sole witness of Ljilja’s secret departure for Germany. Faced with the choice of either betraying Ljilja’s plan or letting her go, Maja takes a decisive step in her own life. A story of love and of saying farewell.


Elena Matić (Maja) Tina Keserović (Ljilja) Faketa Salihbegović-Avdagić (Marija) Anja Stanić (Ana) Mugdim Avdagić (Miro) Dejan Zorić (Brano) Nataša Račić (Dragica) Marina Pijetlović (Kaća) Šaban Mujkanović (Bakir) Vanesa Glodjo (Zlata) David Šurlan (Tiho) Martyna Miller (Elza)


Written and directed by

Aleksandra Odić

Director of Photography

Katharina Diessner


Branka Pavlović


Micha Kaplan

Sound Design

Jonathan Ritzel


Ilija Djordjević

Production Design

Nevena Milašinović


Katharina Jockwer


Jovana Vukosavljević


Anila Gajević

Assistant Director

Siniša Galić

Production Manager

Nataša Janković

Executive Producer

Myriam Eichler


Aleksandra Odić

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