Papagajka, a debut feature film written and directed by Emma Rozanski, is one of the first generation Masters Degree Students at Bela Tarr’s film.factory in Sarajevo.
Students at film.factory are hand-?picked by Tarr to be mentored by him intensively during their time there. Visiting mentors to film.factory include some of the world’s leading filmmakers, critics and festival programmers, such as Palme d’Or recipients Gus Van Sant, Cristian Mungiu and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and award winning auteurs Carlos Reygadas, Jim Jarmusch, Pedro Costa, Claire Denis, Guy Maddin, The Brothers Quay, Tilda Swinton and Fred Kelemen to name a few.
Papagajka will be the first feature-?length film from an MA student of film.factory. Papagajka is a very different kind of film to what is often made in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the average feature film output is one film per year. Films from the region almost always relate to the war, whereas Papagajka is a psychological thriller that makes no mention of the usual topics and stylistically sets itself apart. Broadening the perspective on what kind of films can be made in BiH could help expand the local film culture/industry and attract a new international audience to film and art from BiH.
Shooting commences January 23rd 2015 in Sarajevo, Papagajka is a UK Production filming in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The crowdfunding campaign is looking to raise £7,400.