Mila Turajlić

Mila Turajlić (director/producer) is an award-winning director born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her films have screened at numerous festivals and been released theatrically in Europe and North America. Her film The Other Side of Everything (2017), HBO Europe’s first co-production with Serbia, won 32 awards including the IDFA Award for Best Documentary Film, Mila’s debut feature doc, Cinema Komunisto (2011) played at over 100 festivals and won 16 awards including the FOCAL Award for Creative Use of Archival Footage.

In her work with archives, Mila delves into questions of representations of history at the intersection of personal memories and political narratives, seeking to reactivate forgotten histories. Her research-based artistic practice ranges from video installations commissioned by MoMA New York to live documentary performances. In 2020 Mila was invited to join the AMPAS (Oscars) Documentary Branch. Her most recent project, the documentary diptych Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes From The Labudovic Reels and Non-Aligned: Scenes From The Labudovic Reels, an archival road trip through the cinematic birth of the Third Word, made its world premiere in the Autumn 2022.

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Plunges us into the media battle that played out during the Algerian war for independence where cinema was mobilized as a weapon of political struggle against colonialism.

Mila Turajlić | 2023 | 94 minutes | Color | Serbian; English; French; Arabic | English subtitles | Closed Captioned

Re-traces the birth of the Non-Aligned movement, examining how a global project of political emancipation was constituted by the cinematic image.

Mila Turajlić | 2023 | 100 minutes | Color | Serbian; English; French; Arabic | English subtitles | Closed Captioned

A Belgrade apartment divided in two—with one half that has been locked for generations—tells the story of Serbia's political turmoil.

Mila Turajlić | 2018 | 104 minutes | Color | Serbian | English subtitles