Ruveyda is like most residents of the Belvedere refugee camp: a widow yearning to forget the tragedy of war, fifteen years after the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia and Herzegovina. But unlike those around her, she spends most of her days in a bittersweet routine of caring for her extended family, and searching for the remains of her husband and son. The occupations offer her a precarious hope — one that is tested when her nephew is selected to participate in a reality show in a former enemy enclave. An emotionally rich portrait of war’s troubled aftermath, this Academy Award submission paints an uncommon image of patience, faith, love, and above all, forgiveness.
“Shooting in stark black and white—counterpointed with the glossy, color “Big Brother” sequences—Imamovic evokes a classical atmosphere that lends both weight and timelessness.” –Indiewire
‘Belvedere’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.
In Bosnian with English subtitles.