Uncle Sem and the Bosnian Dream / Lo Zio Sem e il Sogno Bosniaco
Directed by: Chiara Brambilla Script: Chiara Brambilla Producer: Gianﬁlippo Pedote, Francesco Virga, Marco Visalberghi Production company: Mir Cinematografica, DocLab Cinematography: Harm Griekspoor Editing: Claudio Cormio
Format: video Running time: 52'
Synopsis In Visoko, Bosnia and Hercegovina, the amateur archaeologist Semir Osmanagić claims to have discovered the biggest pyramids on Earth. Uncle Sem and The Bosnian Dream is a light human comedy about the life in this little Bosnian village, where the pyramids’ discovery becomes a chance to tell people’s dreams and hopes. These pyramids are the setting of a unique and surreal spectacle, in wich excavation sessions, tourist invasions and the search for truth follow one another with chasing rhythm. Fantasy and imagination finally turn out to be the best way of reinventing ones’ life.
Awards Bellaria Film Festival - Best Documentary
Directors Biography Chiara Brambilla, born in 1982, lives and works in Milano. She graduated in 2004 at Università degli Studi di Milano in Cultural Heritage and Conservation-Cinema and Theatre. Her first documentary ‘Plastic House’ (2006) was completely self-financed. ‘Uncle Sem & the Bosnian Dream’ is her second documentary feature.
Location and screening schedule: SC Cinema, Tuesday, October 20th at 17.00 Europa Cinema, Wednesday, October 21st at 10.00 DOKUKINO Croatia, Wednesday, October 21st at 19.00