Jesse Eisenberg: Sarajevo is my favorite city in the world
American Academy Award-nominated actor, director, playwright and author Jesse Eisenberg received the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for his outstanding contribution to the art of film at the Coca-Cola Open Air Cinema.
After the award presentation, the public had the opportunity to watch the Special Screening of WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD, Eisenberg’s directorial feature debut.
“Sarajevo is my favorite city in the world and I am delighted to be here again. I bought a plane ticket in 2020, I was stopped and I couldn't go, but I did it and now I'm finally here. Thank you so much for coming to the movie tonight. I didn’t realize there would be so many people here, and if I knew that, I would have made a better movie”, said Jesse Eisenberg and greet him with big applause.
Eisenberg, special guest at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, before presenting the award at the Coca-Cola Open Air Cinema, also walked the Red Carpet in front of the National Theatre.
On Wednesday, August 17th, a masterclass with Eisenberg will be held at the Bosnian Cultural Center.
Eisenberg’s directorial debut and an A24 title, WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to glowing reviews and screened as a part of Critics Week at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The film follows Evelyn (Julianne Moore) a woman devoted to helping people fallen on hard times, but who struggles to connect with her son Ziggy (Finn Wolfhard), an aspiring internet star oblivious to the problems of the world. This emotional comedy- based on the Audible Original of the same name, also written by Eisenberg- reveals a funny and sharply perceptive portrait of a mother and son who may seem at odds but who are more alike than either would care to admit.