ON THE PATH

MATERIALS

DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS

JASMILA ZBANIC

ORIGINAL TITLE

Na Putu

BosniaHerzegovina-Croatia-Austria-Germany || 35mm || Color || in Bosnian || Feature

WORLD SALES

The Match Factory (Cologne)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Berlin 10 - Competition

SYNOPSIS

From the director of the award-winning GRBAVICA - ESMA'S SECRET (Berlin Golden Bear, AFI Grand Jury Prize)...

Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. When Amar is suspended for drinking on the job, Luna worries that this will interfere with her already fragile dreams of having a baby. Luna's fears grow when Amar accepts a well-paid job hours away in a fundamentalist Muslim community. After having been cut off from contact with Amar, Luna is finally allowed to visit him at the secluded Wahhabi commune situated on an idyllic lake. She discovers a mysterious environment of veiled women and ritual -- a world where the daily lives of men and women are separated and under strict surveillance. Luna begs Amar to come home, but he convinces her that the isolated sanctuary of prayer has brought him peace and helped him stop drinking. When Amar returns home several weeks later, Luna notices a dramatic change in his attitude toward religion. Amar insists that he is just trying to become a better man, but Luna finds it increasingly more difficult to understand his new beliefs. She begins to question everything that she has believed in, even her desire to have a child. As the wounds of a tragic war-filled past continue to haunt her, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep her and Amar together on the path to a lifetime of happiness.

CAST

Zrinka Cvitesic (as Luna), Leon Lucev (as Amar),
Ermin Bravo, Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Kohn, Nina Violic