THE WHITE FORTRESS (Tabija) which had its world premiere at Berlinale and will be screening this year at FNC.
Award-winning director Igor Drljača wanted to make a film that reflected today’s post-war Sarajevo, where he spent half of his childhood before immigrating to Canada.
THE WHITE FORTRESS follows Faruk, an orphan in a rundown Sarajevo suburb of Alipasino Polje who spends his days foraging for scrap metal and dabbling in petty crime. One day he meets Mona, a timid teen from a politically powerful and affluent family. As Mona dreams of escaping the overbearing toxicity of her home life, she seeks refuge with Faruk, a boy from a world completely different than her own.