by Nikola Ilić and Corina Schwingruber Ilić

Dida di Nikola Ilić e Corina Schwingruber Ilić – Svizzera, 2021, 78’

Sceneggiatura Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Fotografia Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Pablo Ferro Zivanović
Musica Heidi Happy
Montaggio Myriam Flury
Produttori Franziska Sonder, Karin Koch
Produzione Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG
Coproduzione Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Distribuzione Amarena Film (info@amarenafilm.it)

Fifteen years ago Nikola left Serbia to follow his heart to Switzerland. Since then his life is shared between two countries and three women: his mother, his grandmother and his wife. His mother has learning disabilities and has been dependent on the grandmother since ever. As grandmother is getting older, Belgrade is now calling Nikola back home.

I feel torn between my responsibility and my independence, duty and freedom, torn between Serbia and Switzerland. I share this fate with many other immigrants. Most of them have family expectations and responsibilities, because in Serbia and Switzerland society expects from you to take care of your family. [Nikola Ilić]

Corina Schwingruber Ilić studied at the University of Arts in Basel. She has shot a number of short docs. All Inclusive (2018) was selected at Venice, Toronto and Sundance and won the Golden Dove of DOK.Leipzig.

Nikola Ilić (Belgrad). director and cinematographer living between Serbia and Switzerland. He’s the co-director of Kod Ćoška (2013) and Just Another Day in Egypt (2015).