26 april 2020

THE WOMAN FROM SARAJEVO on JDPtvtonight at 9am (4 th showing)



Just like the structure of Andrić’s novel, the action of The Woman from Sarajevo, directed by Gorčin Stojanović, is divided in two parts – one taking place during the decades of seismic changes occurring towards the end of 19 th and early 20 th century and then the years in the wake of WWI and the disintegration of of two large empires. This is the background against which the exciting life story of Rajka Radaković unfolds, one of Andrić’s great heroines. It tells the life story of a woman who, not quite understanding the changing times and the upheavals in the world around her, dedicates all her energy to fulfilling the terrible vow she made to her father many years ago. Thus she spends her life feverishly saving money, passionately amassing more, spending her entire life unloved and without joy, alienated and alone, right up to her tragic end.

The production of  The Woman from Sarajevo was based on the dramatisation by Marko Fotez, completed in 1962, at the time when Ivo Andrić served as president of the Art Council of Yugoslav Drama Theatre.

The production opened on our Ljuba Tadić stage on 26 th April, 2013. The cast included Nataša Ninković, Vojislav Brajović, Nataša Tapušković, Srđan Timarov, Jasmina Avramović, Milan Marić, Marko Baćović, Vesna Stanković, Anđelika Simić, Stefan Bundalo, Dejan Dedić.

Live streaming of this production was made possible by RTS who own the broadcasting rights.

Further showings are scheduled for Friday 24 th and Saturday 25 th April at 9pm and for Sunday 26 th April at 6pm and 9pm.