Mark (Colin Farrell), a war photographer, returns home from Kurdistan without his friend and colleague David (Jamie Sives). As time goes on, it becomes clear that Mark holds the key to the truth of David’s disappearance. —TIFF
Danis Tanović was born in 1969 in Zenica, former Yugoslavia, today Bosnia & Herzegovina. After a diploma in civil engineering, he studied piano at the Academy of Theatre Arts and film at the Sarajevo Film Academy and then spent two years on the frontline filming for the army. In 1994 Tanović emigrated to Belgium to continue his film studies. He has directed No Man’s Land (2001) – Best Foreign Language film at the Academy Awards, Hell (2005) and Triage (2009). Cirkus Columbia has been selected as the Bosnian entry for Best Foreign Language film at the Academy Awards 2011. —Göteborg International Film Festival
A great story goes to waste. Forced dialogue and old-fashioned directing. Had he shot it some 20 years ago he would have probably won another Oscar.