The same night Austria cashed their Oscar chips with Michael Haneke‘s Amour, we’ve been given a trailer for Serbia’s own entry, When Day Breaks. New of that strategic move came from Variety, who tell us Goran Paskaljevic‘s picture, premiering in Toronto, revolves around “a retired music professor who finds out the truth about his past when a wartime metal box containing a musical score is found near the site of a concentration camp in Belgrade.” And it’s all true. Or, most of it.
The preview itself is visually impressive — the screencapped shot, seen right above, was only one of many that caught my eye — but so structurally disparate that I can’t really get a grip on what’s being sent my way. Co-writer Filip David based much of When Day Breaks on the experience of his relatives and those he grew up around — the man himself avoided concentration camps at the age of one when put under the watch of family friends — so I can only hope this personal experience will make a real impact on the story. (One not unlike what Roman Polanski did in The Pianist.) The bid for gold raises confidence.
Watch the trailer below:
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