64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

If once teenage sexuality was an unexplored secret, in the days of social media and relentless sharing, it's something experienced almost publicly and often distorted. In Sarajevo, a high school girl, caught in a game of truth or dare, fabricates a lie about having had sex with her boyfriend. Trapped in this web of deceit, she is forced to invent a pregnancy with unforeseen consequences. Artfully capturing the nuances of patriarchy, tradition, sexuality, societal pressure, expectations, and reality, Una Gunjak crafts a subtle yet profoundly charged film. If cinema is a window into different worlds or the inner landscapes of others, when it operates effectively, it turns you inward, compelling you to contemplate your beliefs, viewpoints, and moral values. And Excursion does this masterfully.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF64.

Direction: Una Gunjak
Script: Una Gunjak
Cinematography: Matthias Pilz
Editing: Clémence Diard
Sound: Igor Čamo
Music: Draško Adžić
Actors: Asja Zara Lagumdžija, Nađa Spaho, Maja Izetbegović, Mediha Musliović, Izudin Bajrović, Muhamed Hadžović
Production: SCCA/pro.ba
Producers: Amra Bakšić Čamo, Adis Dapo
Co-production: Nukleus film, Baš Čelik, Salaud Morisset, Mer Film
Co-producers: Siniša Juričić, Jelena Mitrovic, François Morisset, Gary Cranner
Costumes: Katarina Pilić
Production Design: Emina Kujundžič
Make Up: Lamija Hadžihasanović-Homarac
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, France, Norway, Qatar
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 93'
Contact: Salaud Morisset
Awards/Distinctions: Special Mention (Filmmakers of the Present) – Locarno IFF 2023

Una Gunjak

Una Gunjak was born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her first short film The Chicken premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week in 2014 and won the European Film Award for Best Short Film. Her other short film Salamat, made in Germany within the initiative Lebanon Factory, premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2017. Excursion is her first feature film and gained the support of Eurimages, Aide au Développement at Cinemed 2019, Hubert Bals Script and Project Development Fund, and Sorfond in 2021.


2014 The Chicken (short)
2017 Salamat from Germany (short)
2023 Excursion