Quo Vadis, Aida? review – profoundly moving story of the Srebrenica massacre

Quo Vadis, Aida? review – profoundly moving story of the Srebrenica massacre
Seen through the eyes of a Un interpreter, this slowly unfolding drama is perfectly pitched to both engage and horrify

The submission by Bosnia-Herzogovina for this year’s international feature Oscar is a slow-burn drama with a palpable sense of growing dread, set during the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were murdered by units under the command of General Ratko Mladić, now facing a life sentence having been convicted of crimes against humanity. Yet if that makes Quo Vadis, Aida? sound like an unbearably tough prospect, be reassured that in the hands of writer-director Jasmila Žbanić, who won a Berlin Golden Bear for her 2006 debut feature, Grbavica, this horrifying tale is lent a profoundly human heart, ensuring that we keep on watching, a notable achievement for a movie that is centrally concerned with the spectre of looking away.

Jasna Đuričić, feted for her role in 2010’s White, White World,
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