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Tanovic

Danis Tanović

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Biography

Danis Tanović was born in Zenica, Bosnia and was raised in Sarajevo.

Danis studied at the University of Sarajevo Music Conservatory where he played the piano. Danis also studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo but had to abandon his studies in 1992 due to the Siege of Sarajevo.

Immediately Danis followed the Bosnia and Herzegovina Army with a film crew that followed the army on their missions.

Danis left the film crew almost two years later and resumed his studies in Belgium, graduating in 1997 at the top of his class. He had already made several critically acclaimed documentaries during his studies.

Tanović lives in Sarajevo despite holding Belgian and Bosnian citizenship and works as a professor of Film Direction at the Academy of Performing Arts.


Filmography:
L'aube (14', Belgium, 1996)
No Man's Land (98', Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2001)
September 11 (134', UK/France/Egypt, 2002)
L'enfer/Hell (102', France, 2005)
Triage/Shell Shock (99', Ireland/Spain/Belgium/France, 2009)
Cirkus Columbia/Circus Columbia (113', Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2010)
Prtljag (27', Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011)
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (75', Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013)

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A Day On The Drina

Jedan Dan Na Drini (Orig.) / 2011 / Bosnia and Herzegovina / 17 min

A long summer day on the river Drina. This may sound like a serene picnic – and it would be, hadn’t the river retreated to its riverbed...

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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Epizoda u životu berača željeza (Orig.) / 2012 / Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia / 75 min

Nazif and Senada live with their two daughters in a dilapidated house in a remote Bosnian village. The father tries to keep the family fed by collecting scrap iron.

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