Commission composed of movie directors, screen writers, producers and other competent individuals has decided to nominate movie ‘Sin’ (‘The Son’) by Ines Tanovic as Bosnia and Herzegovina’s candidate for the Academy Award.

Director Ines Tanovic told Sarajevo-based daily Dnevni avaz that she was very proud of the nomination, as they had worked very hard on the movie.

The nomination itself is enough. With regards to the further process, it is not in our hands anymore, but in a big machinery that deals with the awards. It would be completely unrealistic to expect anything else”, said Tanovic.

Tanovic noted that she and her team were not going to attend the award ceremony next year due to the lack of funds to finance such a trip.

The movie first needs to be invited for screening, and we do not have the money to pay for the screening in those movie theaters. That is done by big distributors and companies that want to promote their movies there. We simply do not have that support. The Cinematography Foundation should be the one dealing with it, but we do not have that kind of support”, concluded the director.

The Son’ had its world premiere at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival. It tells the story of 18-year-old Arman, adopted child of Jasna and Senad, who were unable to have children of their own. However, four years after the adoption, Jasna gives birth to Dado.

Throughout his life, Arman has had a hard time coping with being an adopted child. Full of explosive energy, he constantly gets in trouble together with his schoolmates. Despite being very intelligent, he is labelled as a problem child. The only place he feels safe and loved is with Jasna’s parents.

At the same time, Arman does all he can to save Dado from self-destructing. However, despite everything he does to support his brother, his parents interpret Arman’s involvement incorrectly, and blame him for every trouble with Dado.