Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This provocative Serbian drama presents the tragic consequences of the destruction of Yugoslavia and the embargo against Serbia. It focuses upon the lives of two senior citizens, Ana and her curmudgeonly spouse. Before the war, they were comfortably middle-class pensioners. They lost everything when the violence erupted. Ana must now deal with long food lines and the devastation of inflation upon their modest pensions. Her husband cannot deal with the situation and tries to ignore it. Ann rallies to the situation and brings in a little extra money by knitting caps and toy dinosaurs to sell on the streets. Her husband and others frequently curse at Ana. When they do, she simply writes down the words in her "diary of insults." Despite her efforts and strength, the situation slowly drains away the last of their dignity.
against-all-odds, desperation, poverty, revolution, war