SPECIAL MENTION - Adnan Omerović
In Persian and Arabic, the title ‘Majnuni’, translates as a form of longing that makes a lover go insane. In this film, we follow a modern-day Majnun named Adnan, who stalks a broken family through the night of a war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia. As he stalks further, he snaps into a musical fugue where his identity becomes lost to the lives he is following. Arriving at moments of androgynous punk, a holy sense of smell, & melancholic Sevda folk-song, Adnan is set on a possessed path toward Nela, his haunting old love.
“Dreamlike and haunting, Majnuni periodically reminds me of Holy Motors by Leos Carax… intriguing, provocative, and beautiful as well as puzzling.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum