Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Bosnian Series #8 - Abdulah Sidran
Abdulah Sidran (October 2, 1944 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), often referred to by his nickname Avdo, is a Bosnian writer and poet who is renowned for his screenplays and dramas.
His major works include Šahbaza, Bone and meat, The Sarajevo tomb (Sarajevski tabut), Why is Venice sinking (Zašto tone Venecija), several books of poetry, and screenplays for award-winning movies from the Former Yugoslavia, such as the Oscar-nominated When Father Was Away on Business and Do You Remember Dolly Bell?, directed by Emir Kusturica; and Kuduz and ThePerfect Circle, directed by Ademir Kenović.
His opus is characterized by a soft and soothing sensibility, where tragedy, meditativity and a specific and humorous irony change sides and play tricks on each other more often than not.
After spending most of his life in
Sarajevo, Sidran recently moved to a small
village near Goražde where he currently lives.