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Snijeg za Vodu

Snow for Water

Schnee für Wasser

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Wrapped in a blanket, Ema and her younger brother Adi are standing by the window. It is snowing in the besieged city of Sarajevo. Gunfire thunders in the distance. Bucket after bucket they haul snow into the bathtub, to provide water for the family, dreaming of bread with jam, playing boisterously in the courtyard. In a bombed-out building nearby, snipers lurk with loaded guns. A sensitive, yet non-protective observation of childhood in times of war.

by
Christopher Villiers

Bosnia and Herzegovina / Great Britain 2017

Bosnian

15 min · Colour

recommendation: 12 years and up

With

India Tanović (Ema)
Hadrian Tanović (Adi)
Izudin Bajrović (Father)
Saša Krmpotić (Sniper)
Amar Čustović (Spotter)
Davor Golubović (Sergeant)
Elza Gradaščević (Dead girl)

Crew

Written and directed by
Christopher Villiers
Director of Photography
Louis Brennan
Editor
Bojan Mijatović, Ahmed Imamović, Gigi Cone Welch
Music
Michael Csanyi-Wills
Sound Design
Samir Fočo
Sound
Vanja Kurtović
Art Director
Lana Pašić
Costumes
Neira Sinanbašić
Make-up
Naida Đekić
Assistant Director
Mirza Mutevelić
Production Management
Mersiha Halilović
Executive Producers
Cat Villiers, Emina Ganić, Adnan Cuhara
Producers
Christopher Villiers, Mirza Mutevelić
Co-production
The Obala Art Centar, Sarajevo

Biography

Christopher Villiers

Born in London, UK in 1960, he comes from a family of filmmakers and is an actor, screenwriter and playwright as well as a director of film and theatre. He founded and leads 2020 Casting, one of the UK’s leading film and television casting agencies and passes on his experience in this area in masterclasses and workshops.

Filmography

2007 Shotgun Wedding; short film 2009 Postcards from the Front; short film 2010 Mathilde of Bayeaux; short film 2015 Four Tails; short film 2017 Snijeg za Vodu (Snow for Water); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Sarajevo Film Academy
www.sfa.ba/

2020 Productions
www.2020casting.com/