Some of you may be aware, each year Sarajevo hosts an international film festival, welcoming actors and directors from far and wide, and treating locals to screenings of several independent films. Here’s the website: http://www.sff.ba/ba/main?site=sff.
I’m sorry; I know many of you can’t read that, but I don’t think there is an English version. And that connects to the title of the post — the festival, unlike most cultural events, is not a good way to continue learning Bosnian, because… all the movies are subtitled in English. And, mind you, these are not all Bosnian films, either. Many are from various countries across the wider region. So, when you are sitting and watching a Spanish movie, for example, with English subtitles, it really doesn’t contribute to your language learning, even though you are attending an event that is central to Sarajevo pop culture.
But it sure is fun, which means it could contribute to your desire to learn the language, for one good reason: it makes you want to stay in Sarajevo longer. People tend to stay in places that they enjoy. So, maybe my title is not quite right. I’ll think about it some more and get back to you.