(Winner of the Best Film Award at the Locarno Film Festival; Winner of Best Film and Best Actress (Marija Skaricic) Awards at the Sarajevo Film Festival) This compelling 2006 drama tells the story of the transformative friendship between Zurich cafeteria owner Reza and newly hired waitress Ana. Reza left Belgrade 25 years ago, while Ana has just fled Sarajevo. Ana hides a tragic secret under her spirited exterior, and as she begins to thaw Reza's chill their relationship changes in unexpected ways. In German and Bosnian with English subtitles. Also included on the DVD is Sophie Barthes's short film Happiness, starring Polish-American screen legend Elzbieta Czyzewska (in English).
"[This film] breathes joie de vivre."—Village Voice