New Voices

Borders, Raindrops

Vlastimir Sudar, Nikola Mijovic | 93min | Bosnien-Herçegovina, Montenegro, Serbien, Sverige, Storbritannien

  • År: 2018
  • Språk: Bosniska, Kroatiska, Serbiska
  • Text: Engelsk
  • Originaltitel: Granice kiše
  • Nordisk Premiär

En kvinna söker sina rötter på Balkan och upptäcker både gränsernas och kärlekens kraft i en film om längtan och tillhörighet.

Sommarlov i bergen ovanför Adriatiska havet. Det som för drygt 20 år sedan var ett land är nu ett balkanskt treriksröse; här möts Bosnien, Montenegro och Kroatien. Under skolledigheten besöker Jagoda sin stora familj som lever på olika sidor av nationsgränserna. Hon är en frisk fläkt i denna isolerade trakt, där männens idealkvinna fortfarande är den östtyska isprinsessan Katarina Witt från Sarajevo-OS 1984. Som en utbildad kvinna som gärna läser de stora filosoferna försöker Jagoda uppmuntra till tolerans och dialog bland de nationalistiskt sinnade släktingarna, samtidigt som hon inleder en sommarromans med en gränsvakt.

- Freddy Olsson

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Vlastimir Sudar and Nikola Mijovic are both born in once socialist Yugoslavia, the former in today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina and the latter in Montenegro. They both studied film-making at the London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and graduated with short films in the late nineties. Nikola and Vlastimir directed a number of short films that were widely shown, and wrote about cinema in numerous publications, both in their native countries, as well as in the UK and the US. Vlastimir wrote a book on the famous Yugoslav film director Aleksandar Petrovic, under the title A Portrait of the Artist as a Political Dissident, published in the UK in 2013 and in Serbia in 2017. Nikola and Vlastimir are both respected lecturers, teaching cinema at eminent universities and are avid photographers. After a development award, Borders, Raindrops is the second feature length script they wrote together, but the first one that made it into production.

It was not until late 2007 that an opportunity arose to address these issues, and produce a film that could challenge and reflect on the nature of the images that had become synonymous with the region. The main idea was to make a film that would question these representations and produce new images, while at the same time meditating on the notions of nostalgia and reconciliation. Vlastimir, a Sarajevo born filmmaker, established links with the then nascent CineLink programme at the Sarajevo Film Festival. He invited Nikola to work with him on a project that would – in both form and content – reflect the fractured relationships of the contemporary post-socialist Yugoslavia. As Vlastimir is from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Nikola from Montenegro, they conceived a story set in both these regions, intending that each filmmaker directs the film’s episode set in his own region, and with a common epilogue set in Croatia.

Vlastimir Sudar

Vlastimir Sudar

Nikola Mijovic

Nikola Mijovic

Producent:
Vlastimir Sudar, Andrijana Stojkovic, Nikola Mijovic, Predrag Karlo Kalezic, Goran Dikic, Vlado Ljevar
Manusförfattare:
Nikola Mijovic, Vlastimir Sudar
Fotograf:
Milos Jacimovic
Klippare:
Alexander Fry
Medverkande:
Kristina Stevovic, Vahidin Prelic, Robert Budak, Nedjeljko Neno Milovic, Ognjen Ogi Vujovic, Nada Pavicevic, Momo Picuric, Marta Picuric, Stanislava Adzovic
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Originaltitel:
Granice kiše