Take Me Somewhere Nice

Ena Sendijarevic, Netherlands/Bosnia/Herzegovina, 2019

92 minutes, Dutch/Bosnian with English Subtitles

On the edge of adulthood, Alma leaves her mother’s home in the Netherlands and travels to her native Bosnia to visit the father she’s never met. But from the start nothing goes as planned. Her cousin Emir gives her a frosty reception and mocks her easy life in the West. At the same time, undeniable sexual chemistry leads Alma into a passionate relationship with Emir’s best friend, the troublemaker Denis. As the obstacles mount, Alma stays fearlessly determined to follow her plan and find her father. She just has to figure herself out first. High on the reckless energy of youth and the rush of adult discovery, the rebellious trio sets off on the adventure together, embarking on an increasingly unpredictable road trip through the scorching Bosnian heartland. Over the course of the journey, Alma will learn to accept and understand herself, embracing all challenges that come her way.

DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY

Ena Sendijarević is an Amsterdam based filmmaker of Bosnian origin. She directed several successful short films like Travelers Into The Night (2013), Fernweh (2014) and Import (2016). Her work has travelled to international film festivals, including Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, TIFF, IFFR, Palm Springs and Message to Man, taking home numerous awards. Her latest short film was the official Dutch short film entry for the Oscars 2017. Ena has been invited to be a jury member in multiple film festivals. Take Me Somewhere Nice (2018), her debut feature film, premiered in the Tiger Competition at the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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