‘Back to Visegrad’s’ Julie Biro, Antoine Jaccoud on Repairing the Past, Bosnian War Legacy

‘Back to Visegrad’s’ Julie Biro, Antoine Jaccoud on Repairing the Past, Bosnian War Legacy
“Back to Visegrad” opens, appropriately enough, with Miresha, a former student at Eastern Bosnia’s Visegrad Primary School, driving through a series of long tunnels hacked into a hillside. Miresha is in many ways still in a psychological tunnel herself. She’s about to attend a school reunion of her classmates at the school, whom she hasn’t seen in 26 years, after the 1992-95 Bosnian War broke out, separating Muslim and Serbian students seemingly for ever, forcing the former to flee for their lives with their parents.

26 years later, Budimir Zecevic, the school’s former headmaster, and Djemila Krsmanovic, Miresha’s class teacher’s widow, get into Djemila’s Zastava car and start a long journey to find the class’ often still traumatized students, asking them one by one, if they’d like to meet again. Produced by Elisa Garbar at Lausanne’s Louise Productions, with Outside The Box taking all rights to Switzerland,
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