101 Studios has released a poster and trailer for Dara of Jasenovac, Serbia’s official Academy Awards selection for Best International Feature and the first-ever feature film about the Holocaust-era concentration camp complex in Croatia known as Jasenovac where the Ustase – not the Nazis – brutally murdered Jew, Serb, and Roma people, including many women and children.
Set in 1940s Croatia, DARA OF JASENOVAC follows 10-year-old Dara (Biljana Cekic) as she comes face-to-face with the horrors of the Holocaust-era after she, her mother and siblings are sent to the concentration camp complex known as Jasenovac. Considered one of the most overlooked parts of history, Jasenovac is not run by the Germans but by the fascist Ustase who brutally murdered Jews, Serb and Roma people, which included many women and children. As unspeakable atrocities start to unfold, Dara must summon tremendous courage to protect her infant brother from a terrible fate while she safeguards her own survival and plots a precarious path toward freedom.
Dara of Jasenovac is set for release in select theaters in the U.S. from February 5th 2021.