The Other Side of Everything
(Druga strana svega)
In 1945, filmmaker Mila Turajlić’s family apartment in Belgrade was divided and redistributed by the state government. Her mother’s political activism meant that they were spied on from the very rooms they used to own. Now her fascinating mother, Srbijanka, can talk about that “other side.” A staunch public advocate and voice of resistance against Slobodan Milosevic for years, she discusses with her daughter their complicated personal and political histories, while reflecting on the divided past they share. Winner of Best Documentary Feature at IDFA.
“The apartment’s history gives Srbijanka’s daughter Mila Turajlic a frame on which to hang her story of Yugoslavia and Serbia over the last century, yet her tireless mother is the film’s real, thought-provoking star as she casually details her part in the eventual overthrow of the monstrous Slobodan Milosovic and her thoughts in the wake of his departure.”—Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily