Easy Land (2019)


Easy Land (2019)

A poignant examination of the obstacles and heartbreaks facing recent refugees, Sanja Zivkovic's debut feature Easy Land follows Nina (Nina Kiri) and her mother Jasna (Mirjana Jokovic) as they struggle to build a life for themselves in a new country. Jasna has been traumatized by what she witnessed in Serbia, and the after-effects are exacerbated by the menial jobs she must take to pay the rent despite being a trained architect. Meanwhile, Nina must deal with the regular tensions of high-school life, which are complicated by poverty and her mother's volatile psychological state. Worse, one of Nina's teachers insists she intern at a local theatre company to make up for past transgressions. Plagued by the past, the two women are unable to find common ground and both veer towards the breaking point.
IMDb   6.0 /10
TheMovieDb    7.3 /10
Director Sanja Zivkovic
Writer Sanja Zivkovic
Release Date2019-09-06
Runtime1h 30mins
Content RatingTV-14 (TV-14)
Awards2 nominations.
CompanyWildling Pictures
LanguageEnglish, Serbian
Sammy Azero
Sammy Azero
Mark Charles Cowling
Mark Charles Cowling
Jamillah Ross
Jamillah Ross
Glen Michael Grant
Glen Michael Grant
Dr. Phillips
Victoria Marie
Victoria Marie
Sarah (as Victoria Sawal)

Easy Land

Easy Land is a Canadian drama film, directed by Sanja Zivkovic and released in 2019. The film stars Mirjana Joković and Nina Kiri as Jasna and Nina, a mother (a trained Architect) and daughter from Serbia who are struggling to adapt to their new lives after emigrating to Canada as refugees.

The film's cast also includes Daniel Kash, Richard Clarkin, Sarah Deakins, Arlene Duncan and Sugith Varughese.

The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.