Danis Tanovic's heart-rending drama-documentary recreates the plight of an impoverished Roma family.
The mother has a miscarriage but the Bosnian health system denies her the surgery she needs.
The father, who makes his living as a scrap dealer, tries to raise funds to pay for her care and the community rallies around him.
Shot in the dead of winter, the film features real characters re-enacting their own recent experiences.
The director’s bigger points about anti-Roma prejudice and state indifference to suffering are obvious.
The film is also grimly compelling on a dramatic level as an account of a family struggling desperately for survival.