WAITING ROOM

By Igor DRLJACA

YN FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2015

Jasmin, once a successful actor in his native pre-war Bosnia, dreams of returning to his country to continue his career, but fears losing his son Daniel if he follows through his plan.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Second film
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, BOSNIAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Igor DRLJACA
    • Writer(s)
    • Igor DRLJACA
    • Producer(s)
    • Albert SHIN (Timelapse), Munire ARMSTRONG (YN Films), Borga DORTER
    • Synopsis
    • Sarajevo born Jasmin, lives with his wife Patricia and his ten year-old son Daniel in Toronto. Before arriving to Canada, he was a respected actor in pre-war Yugoslavia. He is divorced from his first wife, Azra, who is ill, and with whom he has an adolescent, disillusioned daughter Edina. Drifting in a loveless second marriage, Jasmin juggles his construction job and a busy audition schedule, while helping Dan prepare for a staging of Twelfth Night at his school. Jasmin shares his frustrations with his friends Zoran and Miro, in whom he confides that he is saving money to return to Sarajevo to restart his acting career. He occasionally performs in front of members of Toronto’s Yugoslav diaspora, performing popular skits from the famous Audicija show, providing cheap nostalgia for the community. When contacted by a director for a role in a silent art installation – one that juxtaposes a family vacation trip with Bosnia’s civil war, Jasmin becomes increasingly disoriented. Azra’s declining health, and the pressures of whether to leave the city, force him to confront his own mortality and his long-term responsibilities of fatherhood.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2014
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