AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER (2013)

Directed by: Danis Tanovic
Written by: Danis Tanovic
Cast: Senada Alimanovic, Nazif Mujic, Sandra Mujic, Semsa Mujic

Bolstered by the harrowing true-life events inflicted upon a Roma family in Bosnia, renowned filmmaker Danis Tanovic (NO MAN’S LAND) ingeniously obliterates the line between fact and fiction by casting the actual participants of dramatic events in the recreation of their own ordeal. Nazif struggles daily to provide for his family, picking iron from scraps and caring for his pregnant wife, Senada, and their two daughters. When Senada begins experiencing searing pain, they drive hours to the nearest hospital to discover that without a state-provided health insurance card, they cannot afford the life-saving treatment she needs. Thus begins a 10-day fight for survival in the face of increasing obstacles, apathy and indifference. Shot quickly and with a restrained vérité approach, Tanovic strips away filmmaking artifice to create an authentic atmosphere.

US Distributor: The Match Factory


This film is one of the selections in the "World Cinema" program of AFI Fest 2013

Chinese Theatres 6801 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

Special Screening: AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER

When
Nov 9, 2013 | 4:15 PM & Nov 12, 2013 | 1:30 PM
Where
Chinese Theatres
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER (2013)

Directed by: Danis Tanovic
Written by: Danis Tanovic
Cast: Senada Alimanovic, Nazif Mujic, Sandra Mujic, Semsa Mujic

Bolstered by the harrowing true-life events inflicted upon a Roma family in Bosnia, renowned filmmaker Danis Tanovic (NO MAN’S LAND) ingeniously obliterates the line between fact and fiction by casting the actual participants of dramatic events in the recreation of their own ordeal. Nazif struggles daily to provide for his family, picking iron from scraps and caring for his pregnant wife, Senada, and their two daughters. When Senada begins experiencing searing pain, they drive hours to the nearest hospital to discover that without a state-provided health insurance card, they cannot afford the life-saving treatment she needs. Thus begins a 10-day fight for survival in the face of increasing obstacles, apathy and indifference. Shot quickly and with a restrained vérité approach, Tanovic strips away filmmaking artifice to create an authentic atmosphere.

US Distributor: The Match Factory


This film is one of the selections in the "World Cinema" program of AFI Fest 2013

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