The White Fortress


62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

​​In a rundown Sarajevo suburb, Faruk is an orphan who lives with his ill grandmother and spends his days foraging for scrap metal and dabbling in petty crime. One day he meets Mona, a timid teen from a politically powerful and affluent family. As Mona dreams of escaping the overbearing toxicity of her home life, she seeks refuge and opens herself up to Faruk, a boy from a world entirely different than her own.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Igor Drljaca
Script: Igor Drljaca
Cinematography: Erol Zubčević
Editing: Ajla Odobašić
Music: Casey MQ
Actors: Pavle Čemerkić, Sumeja Dardagan, Jasmin Geljo, Kerim Čutuna, Alban Ukaj, Irena Mulamuhić
Production: Timelapse Pictures
Producers: Albert Shin, Igor Drljača, Borga Dorter, Jordan Barker, Adis Đapo, Amra Bakšić Čamo
Co-production: SCCA/
Costumes: Ina Arnautalić
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 89'
Contact: TVCO

Age 16+

Igor Drljaca

Igor Drljaca runs the production company Timelapse Pictures with filmmaker Albert Shin, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia. His award-winning short films include Woman in Purple (2010) and The Fuse: or How I Burned Simon Bolivar (2011), and The Archivists (2020). His critically-acclaimed debut feature Krivina (2012) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and had its international premiere at Rotterdam.


2010 Woman in Purple (μμ)
2011 The Fuse: or How I Burned Simon Bolivar (μμ)
2020 The Archivists (μμ)
2012 Krivina
2015 The Waiting
Room 2018 The Stone Speakers (ντοκ)
2021 The White Fortress