Go West (2005 film)

Go West
Directed by Ahmed Imamović
Produced by Samir Smajić
Written by Ahmed Imamović
Enver Puška
Starring Mario Drmać
Tarik Filipović
Music by Enes Bure Zlatar
Cinematography Mustafa Mustafić
Edited by Andrija Zafranović
Mirsad Tabaković
Distributed by Comprex
Release dates
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Language Bosnian

Go West is a 2005 Bosnian drama directed by Ahmed Imamović. It tells the story of two gay lovers, one being a Bosniak and the other a Serb, during the Bosnian War. It was developed jointly by two studios, one being in Bosnia and the other in Croatia.


Kenan (Mario Drmać), a Bosniak classical musician, and Milan (Tarik Filipović), a Serb, live in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in a clandestine gay relationship. When the Bosnian War breaks out in 1992, they try to escape from the city. In order to hide from Serbian militamen, Kenan disguises himself as a woman and Milan passes him of as his wife. Together, they go to Milan's village in Eastern Bosnia, a Serb stronghold, where they continue to live in deception. However, Milan is soon conscripted into the army and Kenan is left behind in the village. Ranka, a woman from the village, discovers Kenan's secret and seduces him.



The film premiered at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in May.


Go West was nominated for the Grand Prix des Amériques award at the Montréal World Film Festival, 2005. The film also won the audience award for the best film at the 2006 Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival in New York.[1]

The film received the prize for the Best Film at the Madrid Móstoles International Film Festival, 2007.


  1. "BHFF 2006 Audience Award for the Best Short or Feature Film". BHFF. 2006-05-22. Retrieved 2007-06-09.

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