Archive Cinema City 2010.

Motel Nana

Motel Nana

Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia
Year: 2010.
Duration: 92 min.

Director: Predrag Velinović
Scenario: Ranko Božić

Cast: Dragan Mićanović, Nikolina Đorđević, Zijah Sokolović, Nikola Pejaković, Mladen Nelević, Ljubivoje Tadić, Dragana Nenadić, Miloš Pjevač, Olivera Viktorović

Programme selection: National Class


Ivan teaches history in a Belgrade high school. In his class, Ivan is provoked by a student and ends up slapping him on the face.

In Serbia, in the heat of transitional changes, Ivan’s presence in school is no longer welcomed. He finds a temporary job opportunity in a war-scarred mountain village in Bosnia.

On his way there, he meets Yasmina, a young Muslim woman, back from Germany to her homeland after the war and after being invited by an old friend – Hazim - who now runs a motel.     

A lone kiss in a stormy night, in a village still lying in ruins, will bring Yasmina and Ivan closer together in a joint escape from reality and to a ride on a dusty bus, where neither one of them wants to sit next to the window.