A Bosnian drama following a father losing his job, a son restarting his life after war and a mother battling serious illness doesn’t sound like much fun. But Our Everyday Life has touches of humour mixed in with its melancholy.
A focus on strong characters and smartly presented relationships allows the audience to be fully enveloped into the world of the film without noticing.
Each character is flawed, but you find yourself loving them all the same – as is true of our own families. Instead of being a Hollywood polished tale of illness, it is a true tale of family.
Although a film about a family facing cancer, it refrains from getting bogged down in sickbed sighing, and instead offers a perspective of hope, and strength.
CAST: Uliks Fehmiu, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Jasna Ornela Bery
WRITER: Ines Tanovic
DIRECTOR: Ines Tanovic
SYNOPSIS: A disparate and detached family are slowly brought together once more, like a wound being stitched up, as the mother and cornerstone of the family faces cancer.