The other side of everything
Mila Turajlić, Jelena Stanković
A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from their past for over seventy years. As the filmmaker begins an intimate conversation with her mother, the political fault line running through their home reveals a house and a country haunted by history. The chronicle of a family in Serbia turns into a searing portrait of an activist in times of great turmoil, questioning the responsibility of each generation to fight for their future.
Studied politics at the London School of Economics, and film production at the national film school in Belgrade, obtained her PhD at the University of Westminster. She is a guest lecturer at universities (Sorbonne, Harvard, Stanford). She gained production experience working on feature films (Mel Gibson’s APOCALYPTO, Rian Johnson’s THE BROTHERS BLOOM). She is the director of Dribbling Pictures. Her first feature doc CINEMA KOMUNISTO played at over eighty festivals (Tribeca, IDFA, Hot Docs) and won sixteen awards.