Archive Cinema City 2016.

A Good Wife

Dobra žena

Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year: 2016
Duration: 90'

Director: Mirjana Karanović
Scenario: Mirjana Karanović, Stevan Filipović, Darko Lungulov

Cast: Mirjana Karanović, Boris Isaković, Hristina Popović, Bojan Navojec, Jasna Đuričić, Ksenija Marinković, Vlado Kerošević, Anđelka Simić, Ermin Bravo, Olivera Viktorović, Isidora Simijonović, Jovan Belobrković, Zinaida Dedakin, Svetozar Cvetković

Programme selection: National Class


After thirty years of marriage, the protagonist discovers a secret about her husband, which forces her to make a decision: to continue living by hiding the truth from herself or to leave behind everything she has accomplished and start a new chapter. After she finds out she is seriously ill, she discovers her husband’s war crimes from the past, and for the first time in her life, she must make certain decisions on her own.


Mirjana Karanović was born in Belgrade. She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, at the Department of Acting. She has played the widest range of theatrical roles in modern and classical theatre in Jugoslovensko dramsko pozorište, Zvezdara teatar, Beogradsko dramsko pozorište, Bitef teatar, Kamerni teatar 55 in Sarajevo, HNK Rijeka. She made her screen debut in 1980 playing the leading female role in the film Petria’s Wreth directed by Srđan Karanović (Zlatna arena Award in 1980; Grand Prix – Ćele kula, Niš, in 1985). She gained international recognition by her potrayal of the mother in the 1985 cult film When Father Was Away on Bussines directed by Emir Kusturica (Zlatna arena Award in 1980; Grand Prix – Ćele Kula, Niš, 1985). She has worked with the most prominent directors of the Yugoslav and Serbian cinema, including Goran Marković, Lordan Zafranović, Boro Drašković, Veljko Bulajić, Žika Pavlović, Goran Paskaljević, Branko Baletić). From 1995 she has been teaching acting at the Art Academy in Belgrade. In 2008 she received an award Osvajanje slobode, which goes to women who through their work support the affirmation of the principles of human rights, legal state, democracy and tolerance in society.

Original language: Serbian
Subtitle: English