Wednesday, May 25, 2016

In Brief: Our Everyday Life (2016) BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2016

The Bosnia Herzegovinian submission to the Oscars OUR EVERYDAY LIFE is a look at a modern middle class family struggling to get by.

As the patriarch struggles to maintain control of his company, his wife struggles to get along. Their son is a slacker and their daughter, having left the country during the war only contacts them via Skype. Revelations are soon coming that will shake the family to it's core.

A typical modern family drama spiced up with the lingering shadows of a not long ago war and the effects of the country still being rocked from the change from Communism to Capitalism, OUR EVERYDAY LIFE over comes it's seeming run of the mill story thanks to stunning performances and a visual style that plunks us down in the middle of the action. Scenes play out in longish takes which allow the actors to really let go in their performances.

This is a super little film, that while may not be the best of the best, manages to take a the domestic drama genre and turn it into a something that is special and worth going out of your way to see.

OUR EVERYDAY LIFE plays Friday night at SVA. For tickets and more information go here.

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