Quo Vadis Aida?
2020, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Drama/War, 1h 42m
Quo Vadis Aida? – 2020, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Drama/War, 1h 42m
Life goes on, says “Quo Vadis, Aida?,” but you must never, ever forget. After seeing this movie, you won’t. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Inspired by true events, writer/director Jasmila Žbanić’s gripping, Oscar-nominated thriller tells the story of a United Nations translator attempting to save the lives of her family, whilst pandemonium and escalating conflict rages around them in Bosnia. .
Without depicting anything more explicit than a slap in the face, Žbanić —herself a survivor of the war – masterfully delivers a film of universal urgency and power: a heart-rending story of courage and resilience in the face of man’s terrible capabilities; of those who knew what was happening, and those who looked away. As fierce and spellbinding as its lead performance, QUO VADIS, AIDA? is a resonant testament to the indomitable human spirit. It’s unforgettable cinema.
Friday, October 22 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 pm
Jason Szilagyi, Instructor of Middle Eastern History for Central Michigan University and an Instructor at Delta College will speak about the Bosnian Herzegovina Wars at both showings.