Danis Tanovic

Danis Tanovic is a Bosnian film director and screenwriter. Having started studying at the Sarajevo Film Academy, he completed his studies in Brussels following the outbreak of the Yugoslav Wars. After a number of shorts and documentaries, his first feature length fiction film was No Man’s Land (2001) which received international critical acclaim as well as the “Best Screenplay prize” at the Cannes International Film Festival and the “Best Foreign Language Film” at the Oscars. An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) received the “Jury Grand Prix” and a “Silver Bear for Best Actor” at the Berlin International Film Festival. His feature film Tigers (2014), an Indian production, was selected in the International film festival of Toronto in 2014 in the Contemporary World Cinema section. In February 2016, he brought to the screen a portion of Bosnian history with Death in Sarajevo (Smrt u Sarajevu), which was awarded the “Silver Bear” at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. He directed the first original series of the Adria region produced by HBO Success, his television drama debut in 2019. The Postcard Killings, about a New York detective investigating the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London, was released in March 2020. In 2021 he directed Deset u pola (Not So Friendly Neighborhood Affair), about a Zagreb-based gastro vlogger Gordana, going to Baščaršija to eat the best Cévapi before things go wrong. In 2022, he created a TV series Kotlina.