EXCLUSIVE: Jasmila Zbanic, director of Berlin Golden Bear winner Grbavica, is planning a feature about the Srebrenica massace.
The English-language feature will focus on the role of the UN Dutch peacekeepers who failed to prevent the town’s capture by Serbian forces and the subsequent massacre.
She told Screen: “I bought the rights for the book Under the UN Flag by Hasan Nuhanovic who was a translator for UN. His whole family was killed among 8,000 other Bosnians. I will direct the film and likely will co-write it. It would be quite a big production so will need time.”
Due to the size of the production, Zbanic said that she might make another, smaller film in the meantime.
Zbanic’s first English-language feature, For Those Who Can Tell No Tales, screens in Toronto. It follows an Australian tourist who discovers the legacy of wartime atrocities when she visits a little town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia.
The Bosnian director has also recently wrapped on comedy Love Island.