On the Path (Na Putu)
World Panorama - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2010
As the psychological wounds of war continue to scar them, Sarajevo couple Luna and Amar find they must also struggle with faith, addiction and love. Serving as a flight attendant on a local commuter airline, the attractive Luna seems a perfect match for Amar, a veteran who works as an air traffic controller until alcohol problems cause him to lose his job. Finding little work in the city, he takes a temporary post teaching computer skills to kids at a distant Wahhabi retreat, and becomes ever more distant from his lover as his dedication to religion turns him into a pious zealot. Directed by former clown-puppeteer Jasmila Zbanic, this moving Bosnia and Herzegovina drama boasts a tour de force performance by Croatian National Theatre actress Zrinka Cvitesic as the sensuous Luna, who refuses to let her spirit slip away with the end of her relationship.
About the Director
Born in Sarajevo in 1974, Zbanic graduated from the city's Academy of Dramatic Arts. Before starting her filmmaking career, she worked as a puppeteer and clown. Since 1997, Zbanic has produced her various film works through "Deblokada", the artist's association which she also founded. Winner of the 2006 Berlinale Golden Bear for her debut film "Grbavica," "On the Path" is Zbanic's second feature.
- Jasmila Zbanic
- Damir Ibrahimovic, Bruno Wagner, Barbara Albert, Karl Baumgartner, Raimond Goebel, Leon Lucev,
- Niki Mossboeck
- Director of Photography
- Christine A. Maier
- Production Designer
- Lada Maglajlic, Amir Vuk
- Zrinka Cvitesic, Leon Lucev, Ermin Bravo, Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Kohn, Nina Violic