Under the artistic direction of Jean-Michel Frodon, this ambitious and touching omnibus film includes thirteen stories exploring the role of Sarajevo over the past 100 years. Thirteen directors representing different generations coming from Eastern and Western Europe were involved in the project, which had its world premiere at the 2014 International Film Festival in Cannes. Among these filmmakers, who draw a highly differentiated picture of the city in Bridges of Sarajevo, are also some famous names such as Jean-Luc Godard or Isild Le Besco. The episodes are unique and as different as their narrators: while Ursula Meier and Vincenzo Marra show Sarajevo from the perspective of first timers, Aida Begić allows the audience insights into a city where she has spent all her life. Some episodes portray human destinies, while others focus on historical aspects and illustrate events such as the outbreak of World War I or the siege of the city in the first half of the 1990s. The episodes are linked by animated drawings which, isolated from the episodes, develop an artistic life of their own as well.


Aida Begic

Aida Begic

Director Bridges of Sarajevo
Lecturer Master Class

Cristi Puiu

Cristi Puiu

Director Bridges of Sarajevo
Director The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Lecturer Master Classes

Bridges of Sarajevo

Original Title

Ponts de Sarajevo


Kamen Kalev, Vladimir Perišić, Leonardo di Costanzo, Angela Schanelec, Cristi Puiu, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergei Loznitsa, Marc Recha, Aida Begić, Teresa Villaverde, Vincenzo Marra, Isild Le Besco, Ursula Meier


Kamen Kalev, Vladimir Perišić, Maurizio Braucci, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Angela Schanelec, Cristi Puiu, Aida Begić, Teresa Villaverde, Vincenzo Marra, Isild Le Besco, Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier


Samuel Finzi, Gilles Tschudi, Bogdan Ninković, Feđa Stamenković, Gaetano Bruno, Emanuel Caserio, Vedad Kovačević, Marian Râlea, Fabrice Aragno, Jean-Paul Battaggia, Mak Dzinovic, Zlatko Dzinovic, Amir Mujezin, Anel Šahinović, Sabina Šabić Zlatar, Fatima





Country and Year

France | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Switzerland | Italy | Portugal | Bulgaria 2014


Russian, German, Italian, French, Bosnian, Catalan with Engl. ST

Running time

114 min


Friday 03.10.

18:00 Village Cinema 10

Saturday 04.10.

15:15 Urania Kino

Saturday 11.10.

11:00 Village Cinema 10