Projection in the SEMINCI of Na putu (On the Path)
Na putu (On the path)
In the way
Original title: Na putu.
Direction and script: Jasmila Zbanic.
Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany and Croatia.
Duration: 100 min. Duration: 100 min.
Interpretation: Zrinka Cvitesic (Moon), Leon Lucev (Love), Ermin Bravo (Bahrija),
Synopsis: A Bosnian couple (Moon and to Love) they live happy trying to overcome every day the obstacles that the life raises them. Everything is complicated when to Love is dismissed for drinking alcohol in its work, in spite of the recommendations of its doctor and of Moon. By chance, it meets again with an old friend of the war (Bahrija), a Moslem fundamentalist who offers him the possibility of working teaching computer science to a few children in the Islamic community in which he lives. Finally, Moon comes to this community Wahabí to visit to Love and to request him its I come back home. There it meets a strange place ruled by the Koran where the women live to make the men happy, but always separated from them. Nevertheless, to Love has found the peace in that idyllic place and it has overcome its addiction the alcohol by what it is aroused fanaticism to the Islam. Moon, on the other hand, does not admit this new course into its life and into that of its couple that during so much time had dreamed of having a son and forming a family.
Comment: The history passes in Bosnia still martyred by the recent war of the Balkans that wrote its point and end in 1995, resisting the conflict until 2001 in the south of Serbia. The Islamic religion, one of the central topics, it is a question from the vision of a woman (Moon) that, foreign to any form of fanaticism, he attends the radical transformation of its couple to (Love) towards the most reactionary Islam. Moon is unable to understand the new way that to Love has decided to take. An intolerance cosmos towards the woman, of rigid norms in favor of the marriage and the polygamy, prevents him from superposing the love that he feels for Loving to the reason and to the logic of a western mind. At the same time, the movie shows us, although of more tangential form, his optics. The life of Loving tour concerning the use of the holiday, the adventures along with its friends and its devotion for Moon, a survival lacking in rules with the exception of one: to preserve the work that it feeds him. It is precisely this norm the one that breaks as a result of its alcoholism and is dismissed temporarily.
The movie recreates to the perfection the ambience that is breathed in every corner of this country. Those that have had the opportunity to visit Bosnia will find in this movie a universe of emotions and memories that manage to wrap you with the veil of the natural thing, the spontaneous thing and the optimistic thing opposite to the misfortune, up to trembling in the armchair. Jasmila Zbanic believe a world replete with details that induces you to the reflection and to the comprehension that sometimes comes together in a vertical admiration towards a people so many times forgotten. Simultaneously, the director manages to catch the Bosnian spirit with extreme naturalness, walking the look of the spectator for the streets of Sarajevo between the sensibility contained in each of its buildings, bridges and cemeteries. It surprises the enormous kinship that exists between our culture and the Bosnian civilization. It gives the impression of being our own society in its purest state, in its virgin form, like rooted out of all the western influences and of so many American exportation. A heartbreaking humanity sustained in the love to the family and to the confidence in a tremendously high grade that freezes you as if you were finishing of reflecting you in a mirror and had not found your face, but that of such a so distant forefather.
When to Love integrates the community Wahabí to teach of computer science, one of the chiefs of that place dedicates a phrase as overwhelming as definitoria: "we need good soldiers for the peace in Bosnia”. The years can cool the most turbulent passions but they cannot make to forget the murdered parents, the house snatched by force, of your mutilated friend or of the horror of the war since what the heart feels comes out generations, places and, of course, the time.
Fortunately, the memory sometimes unites with the compassion and the pardon. This way it is proved by a scene of the movie in which Moon visits its ancient house sold almost by obligation of the war to a Serbian family. The house was in Bijelijna, a people whose population was Moslem half and who was occupied during the conflict armed by the Serbians. There the protagonist meets the garden of its infancy, the sheets of the tree that saw her growing, the eternal shade of its parents shot along with the hearth in which so much peace they had breathed and it will meet also the sleep of its broken innocence for the fright of the crime. The words of its grandmother resounded then in the room:“ these he-goats it is sure that they even have cut the rosebushes”. Between tears, Moon observed the beauty of the flowers that were sprouting from the same rosebushes. Immediately afterwards, a Serbian girl, now inhabitant of that house, appeared opposite to the door. Moon, containing the crying, thought about high place: "this was my house” and the baby, disconcerted, affirmed from a distance: "not, this is my house”. There was no answer, Moon approached and caressed the face of the girl. Between shakes, we all could touch its face and feel its innocent, disturbing look.
The rhythm of the movie is sometimes slow but the sensation is of continuous tension, mystery and intrigue. The plot rests on an excellent use of the music and of the temporary space, doing that some silences are listened in your mind and some words petrify you in the silence of your voice. Both the director Jasmila Zbanic, and the protagonists Zrinka Cvitesic (Moon) and Leon Lucev (Love) are to a big height.
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