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Logline: Exploring the bond between a young Bosnian woman and an American exchange student facing deportation.
Elevator Pitch: “The Life of Flowers” follows the budding friendship between Maja and
Austin, a young Bosnian woman and an American exchange student facing
deportation for working illegally as an English teacher while living in
Sarajevo. Searching for a solution, Maja and Austin bounce between
embassies, foreigner offices, universities, swimming pools and hookah
bars, tripping over cultural barriers and forming an unusual bond that
transcends the limits of language.
Writer/Director – Jimmy Bontatibus (director of four short films when in high school, two of which now streaming on Fandor)
Producer – Moamer Kasumovic (regular for 8 seasons on Bosnian sitcom “Lud, zbunjen, normalan”)
– Mersiha Husagic (Berlinale-selected Dorfpunks), Drew Gregory (first
credit), Staša Dukić (“Children of Sarajevo,” received the 2012 Special Distinction Award in the Un Certain Regard section)
Production Company – burning peacock
Editor – Christopher Day
About the Film: I
wanted to make a film that investigates how new and sudden
relationships can permanently alter the way we view the communities,
landscapes, and environments that surround us on a daily basis. “The Life
of Flowers” asks many questions, and I don’t know the answers — I’m just
as wide-eyed and confused as any of my characters — but I hope viewers
can find some solace in the transparency.
Current Status: Crowdfunding via Kickstarter in preparation for an October 2015 shoot.