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The Other Side of Everything

Serbia, France, Qatar | 2017 | 104 min | Serbian | Mila Turajlic

A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from its past for over 70 years. The property was split on the orders of the communist government when Srbijanka Turajlic, who was born here, was just two years old. The door leading to the other rooms was locked. 30 years later, when Srbijanka’s daughter, director Mila Turajlic, was born, the door was still locked.

In the 30 years since then, through civil war, the breakup of Yugoslavia, aerial bombardments and revolution, the door has remained unopened.

Srbijanka, a political activist who played a leading role in the revolution, still lives in one half of the original apartment. Mila paints a poignant portrait of her mother, a woman with no doubts about her past actions, even though they put her life in danger. Does the new generation view things in a different way? 

— Toronto International Film Festival
— International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Best Feature Documentary
— Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival, Greece

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