Kiss the Future

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KISS THE FUTURE, directed by Nenad Cicin-Sain, produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Sarah Anthony, story by Bill Carter and Cicin-Sain, screenplay by Carter, based on his memoir: "Fools Rush In,” is the story of defiance amid the 1990s siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. The film focuses on a vibrant underground community who used music and art to effect change and garner global attention by ultimately inspiring an American aid worker to reach out to the world’s biggest band U2 to help raise awareness of the devastating conflict. KISS THE FUTURE follows the band’s promise to perform a post-war concert that saw U2 play to over 45,000 local fans in a liberated city, a show that lives on as a joyous collective memory for the people of Sarajevo. KISS THE FUTURE: A Dolby Special Event will include an introduction from producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, plus a pre-recorded post-film discussion hosted by Matt Carey (Deadline) featuring director Nenad Cicin-Sain, Vesna Andree Zaimovic and Bill Carter - in conversation with U2’s The Edge and Adam Clayton - about their personal experiences as part of the extraordinary Sarajevan creative community whose commitment to art and life and the City of Sarajevo was, and continues to be, an inspiration to so many.


  • Bono
  • The Edge
  • Adam Clayton
  • Vesna Andree Zaimovic
  • Enes Zlatar
  • Boris Siber
  • Alma Catal
  • Howie B.
  • Miro Purivatra
  • Senad Zaimovic

Atom User Reviews

5.0 out of 5


Feb 24, 2024

The story that Kiss the Future tells — culminating in U2’s 1997 concert in Sarajevo, two years after the Dayton Peace Agreement — offers an admirably potent blend of darkness and light. Specifically, the light that can emerge from darkness.

Metacritic review by Robert Abele
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
Feb 23, 2023

This movie is a time-capsule of Europe’s recent tragic past.

Metacritic review by Peter Bradshaw
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian