TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE the feature debut from Ena Sendijarević will be screened in Cannes Acid 2019, following its world premiere in the Tiger competition at the Rotterdam IFF, where it won the Special Jury Award for exceptional artistic achievement.
Prior to her first feature TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE, Ena Sendijarević directed the multi-award winning short films TRAVELERS INTO THE NIGHT (2013), FERNWEH (2014) and IMPORT (2016), which premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.
Screenings in Cannes:
Thursday 16 May | 16:30 | Alexandre 3
Friday 17 May | 14:00 | Palais C – Market Screening
Wednesday 22 May | 11:30 | Studio 13 – Official Screening with Q&A
Wednesday 22 May | 20:00 | Arcades 1 – Official Screening with Q&A
Thursday 23 May | 21:00 | La Napoule
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/304347337
On the edge of adulthood, Alma leaves her mother’s home in the Netherlands and travels to her native Bosnia to visit the father she’s never met. But from the start nothing goes as planned. Her cousin Emir gives her a frosty reception and mocks her easy life in the West. At the same time, undeniable sexual chemistry leads Alma into a passionate relationship with Emir’s best friend, the troublemaker Denis. As the obstacles mount, Alma stays fearlessly determined to follow her plan and find her father. She just has to figure herself out first.
High on the reckless energy of youth and the rush of adult discovery, the rebellious trio sets off on the adventure together, embarking on an increasingly unpredictable road trip through the scorching Bosnian heartland. Over the course of the journey, Alma will learn to accept and understand herself, embracing all challenges that come her way.
“One of the 10 best films from IFFR 2019.”
“A distinctive and ultimately quite promising debut.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“…a complex, wilful protagonist”
DCP – 2018 – The Netherlands | Bosnia – 91 min – Road movie
Original language: Dutch | Bosnian
Cast: Sara Luna Zorić, Lazar Dragojević, Ernad Prnjavorac
Produced by: Pupkin
In co-production with: VPRO