Take Me Somewhere Nice

Take Me Somewhere Nice
Ena Sendijarevic, The Netherlands | Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019, 91 min, in Dutch, English, and Bosnian, with English subtitles
Winner, Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival; Best Film, Sarajevo Film Festival
Toronto Premiere

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 5:00 PM, Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

On the edge of adulthood, Alma leaves her mother’s home in the Netherlands and travels to her native Bosnia to visit the father she’s never met. But from the start nothing goes as planned. Her cousin Emir gives her a frosty reception and mocks her easy life in the West. At the same time, undeniable sexual chemistry leads Alma into a passionate relationship with Emir’s best friend, the troublemaker Denis. As the obstacles mount, Alma stays fearlessly determined to follow her plan and find her father. She just has to figure herself out first.

High on the reckless energy of youth and the rush of adult discovery, the rebellious trio sets off on the adventure together, embarking on an increasingly unpredictable road trip through the scorching Bosnian heartland. Over the course of the journey, Alma will learn to accept and understand herself, embracing all challenges that come her way.