Take Me Somewhere Nice
"An Alice in Wonderland-like character who goes on a Kafkaesque journey" is how Dutch-Bosnian director Ena Sendijarevic describes the main character in this feature debut, written by herself. She was inspired by Jim Jarmusch's 1984 film Stranger Than Paradise. The result, an original and fresh mix of road movie and coming-of-age drama, earned her the Special Jury Award at this year's IFFR.
Teenage Alma, daughter of Bosnian parents, but raised in the Netherlands, barely knows her father who lives in Bosnia. Upon hearing that he is ill, she decides to go see him. It's the start of a journey full of strange occurrences and discoveries. Once there, she is met rather unenthusiastically by her cousin Emir, who doesn't really have time for her. His charming friend Denis, who lives by the day, is more interested in her. And she in him! But can he be trusted? Whatever happens, Alma will not be fooled.